Walk this way, Evanston has first Zombie Walk
Participants begin the zombie walk Monday night, starting from the Evanston Public Library. | Curtis Lehmkuhl~Sun-Times Media
Updated: October 31, 2012 9:11AM
EVANSTON — Evanston is always looking to attract new visitors to its spiffed-up downtown, but the group out Monday night might have turned heads.
A large contingent of Northwestern University students served as volunteer and dressed up “Zombie-style” in bloody rags and outfits, as a group of about 50 marched from the library and then around Fountain Square.
Evanston’s first “Zombie Walk” went really well, said Renee Neumeier, the library’s Young Adult library.
The program was the brainchild of outreach librarian Rick Kinnebrew. At the start of the program, Kinnebrew read a variety of stories about the undead, including a Cherokee story titled “Spearfinger,’’ she said.
“Just a fun Halloween” thing, said Neumeier. Kinnebrew “just came up with it on the fly,’’ she said of her colleague.