Zombie horde shambles down St. George Boulevard; STGnews Photo Gallery

St. George Zombie Walk, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News

ST. GEORGESt. George Boulevard was invaded by a shambling horde of the undead Saturday.

Comics Plus, along with co-sponsors The Rush, Maverick, YO2 yogurt, Princess Characters, and Fun Time Inflatables, hosted the Fourth Annual St. George Zombie Walk, Saturday afternoon. Participants in the walk donated canned goods and nonperishables to the Dixie Care and Share.

St. George Zombie Walk, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
St. George Zombie Walk, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News

“This year we walk for a humanitarian cause, hunger,” David Roland, owner of Comics Plus and event organizer, said on the walk’s Facebook page.“We’re raising food donations for the great folks at Dixie Care & Share to help feed people. After all, zombies crave well-fed brains.”

Now in its fourth year, Roland said he has seen the Zombie Walk grow in size and popularity with each passing year, especially considering the popularity of the zombie horror genre over the last decade. The success of shows like AMC’s “The Walking Dead” has only helped add to it. Roland even had autographed memorabilia from the show to give away as prizes after the walk.

As the zombies shuffled and moved their way down St George Boulevard, passersby stopped to take pictures and some locked their doors, unsure of the sight before them. After a mile-round trip from the parking lot of Comics Plus to the dirt lot between Best Western Coral Hills and the Desert Palms motel and back, participants were treated to prizes for best zombie shuffle, best costume, and best zombie moan.

(L-R) Brittainee Robinson and David Roland, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
(L-R) Brittainee Robinson and David Roland, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News

“It was very entertaining and we will defiantly be going to it again next year,” said participating zombie shufflers Mellissa and Tristina Hansen, of Henderson Nev.

During the event, Roland introduced his girlfriend, Brittainee Robinson, to the crowd and thanked her for helping put the event together for the last two years. He explained how the two met during one of previous zombie walks. Roland then publicly professed his undying zombie love for his girlfriend.

As for contribution made to Dixie Care & Share, Roland said: “This year we collected 10 boxes full of food, I am not sure how much weight it will be but every little bit helps.”

St. George News Assistant Editor Mori Kessler contributed to this article.

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A curious onlooker watching the zombies shuffle by on St. George Boulevard, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
A curious onlooker watching the zombies shuffle by on St. George Boulevard, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
St. George Zombie Walk, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
St. George Zombie Walk, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
St. George Zombie Walk, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
St. George Zombie Walk, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
St. George Zombie Walk, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
St. George Zombie Walk, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
St. George Zombie Walk, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
St. George Zombie Walk, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
St. George Zombie Walk, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
St. George Zombie Walk, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
St. George Zombie Walk, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
St. George Zombie Walk, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
St. George Zombie Walk, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
St. George Zombie Walk, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
St. George Zombie Walk, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
St. George Zombie Walk, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
(L-R) Brittainee Robinson and David Roland, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
(L-R) Brittainee Robinson and David Roland, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
St. George Zombie Walk, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
St. George Zombie Walk, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
St. George Zombie Walk, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
St. George Zombie Walk, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
St. George Zombie Walk, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
St. George Zombie Walk, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News

 

 

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St. George Zombie Walk, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News
St. George Zombie Walk, St. George, Utah, Oct. 26, 2013 | Photo by Jeremy Crawford, St. George News

 

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18 Comments

  • Brokeback October 27, 2013 at 9:30 am

    You see Zombies coming out of the churches every Sunday. At least they have the same disoriented expression.

    • Melissa Norris October 27, 2013 at 11:52 am

      WOW!! Judge much?

      • KBH October 27, 2013 at 6:16 pm

        I wish there was a like button. Although as I was coming out of church today I did get the overwhelming feeling to do the thriller dance. jk lol- Maybe Brokeback just well fell off the Mountain and that’s why the rude comment

      • Brokeback October 27, 2013 at 6:44 pm

        I….must….obey… I….must….obey I….must….obey

        • Melissa Norris October 28, 2013 at 8:21 am

          Lol!!! Maybe in Brokeback’s world. Not in mine or those I know.

          • WhitGleave October 28, 2013 at 10:28 am

            Leave them alone. It’s their problem, not yours, that they choose to tease LDS people. And seriously, it is a joke. Let it go.

  • Melissa Norris October 27, 2013 at 11:53 am

    How fun this must have been. I love it!!

  • Mason Herpel October 27, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Awesome!! My sister is here dressed like a fem-Shaun of the Dead. I’m a little jealous I missed this X_X

  • Craig October 27, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    This was awesome to see!!!

  • de de dee October 28, 2013 at 6:30 am

    I see the effects of a zombie apocalypse every Sunday when this town nearly turns into a ghost town except for the parts near an LDS church

  • de de dee October 28, 2013 at 6:55 am

    Where’s the like button for Brokeback’s comment

  • philiplo October 28, 2013 at 8:14 am

    “It was very entertaining and we will defiantly be going to it again next year,” said participating zombie shufflers Mellissa and Tristina Hansen, of Henderson Nev.
    .
    .
    Yes, definitely do it defiantly!

  • de de dee October 28, 2013 at 10:21 am

    THE MORMONS ARE COMING THE MORMONS ARE COMMING. RUN EVERY ONE RUUUUUUNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Melissa Norris October 28, 2013 at 11:05 am

      You are very mature. I think we need many more like you. Not. Perhaps you should spend more of your time improving your state of mind, as opposed to behaving in such a child like manner. I wish you goodness, kindness and love throughout your life.

    • brokeback October 28, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      Looks like a mayor walk with the city zombies following the chanting of their zombie mayor and his “are you from Dixie?, are you from Dixie?, are you from Dixie?” Shriek!!! Run!!!

  • But Seriously October 28, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Not to worry. They can magically baptise the dead in this town.

  • Aaron Tippetts October 30, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Love it! Nonperishables collected by the undead for the benefit of the living. This shows me that Mormon zombies still hold on to their virtues. Thumbs up Zombie dudes and chicks!

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