PHOTO GALLERY: The dead walk

Harper Ferrell crosses a street in downtown Bowling Green with her mother and grandparents at the annual Zombie Walk on Saturday. Ferrell lives with her mother Becky Valentine and participated in the walk for the past couple years. 

On Sep. 9, the Kiwanis club of Bowling Green held their annual zombie walk. There was a required minimum donation of $15 per zombie, and $50 for a group of four zombies. All proceeds raised from the event were used to benefit Life’s Better Together, an organization whose mission is to provide direct financial assistance to families with a child or parent that is battling an ongoing illness. Becky Valentine, who attended the zombie walk with her daughter and parents, has been going to the event for the past couple years. “It’s a great way to support the community,” Valentine said. The participants walked through downtown Bowling Green, where some local vendors had booths set up in preparation. “Seeing people’s reactions is always fun,” Ronnie Cleary said. Cleary is from Bowling Green and has attended the walk for three years. He came with his two children, Hunter and Aubrey. “I really like scaring people,” Hunter said.

Photos and Copy by Lydia Schweickart