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Zombie Fever takes over Eastern Iowa

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A trip to College Hill in Cedar Falls on Saturday and you may have thought the zombie apocalypse was here.

It was the third annual Mohair Pear Zombie Walk benefiting the Northeast Iowa Food Bank.

"We love zombies and we wanted to do, we've always wanted to do a zombie walk and why not do it for charity," said Angelica Guerrero, organizer.

Guerrero says people have really made this family event, even children are getting into the zombie craze.

"I guess the last few years pop culture had just been popular and it's just family fun," said Guerrero.

In Independence, zombies were attacking runners at the first ever Indee Zombie Run.

Justin Michael was one of 73 zombies. He says the reason he loves zombies and most others do too is because of popular movies and television shows.

"The walking dead stuff like that has gotten very popular. The zombie culture all that stuff has gotten very big the last few years. Plus it's just that eerie thing that people always think about like what if there was a zombie apocalypse maybe this is like a training day for the onset," said Michael.

The goal of the race was each runner got two flags, if the zombies took them; you're dead. Organizers say the zombies in this case were safe.

"If there was really a zombie apocalypse we would be dressed very badly today because people would be gunning for us," said Michael.


Proceeds from the Indee Zombie Run raised money for the Buchanan County Fairgrounds and the Independence Chamber of Commerce.


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