YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Youngstown Zombie Crawl hosted a socially distanced celebration Saturday that they called “Zombie Prom.”
The Youngstown Zombie Crawl teamed up with Penguin City Beer, the Youngstown Rotary Club Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Pints for Polio.
Festivities started at noon at the B&O Station Banquet Hall.
There were professional artists there to do special effects makeup, and the adult B&O Zombie Prom included a costume contest with Penguin City prizes.
“It’s a tradition now. People get excited for it. On the Facebook page, people start posting things about this in January for the Zombie Crawl upcoming. So, people get really excited to dress up as zombies. They stay in character all day for it, so it means the world to us to be able to open up and actually have this event today,” said Catherine Fetter of the B&O Station Banquet Hall.
All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
To maintain social distancing, everyone had to stay at their designated table during the festivities. Masks were required when not eating or drinking at your table, so they recommended wearing a costume that already incorporated one.