Zombies are out in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – It’s Halloween and time for an annual charity event that brings in thousands of dollars for local organizations.

The zombies are out in full force in Youngstown. But don’t worry, it is all for a good cause. Saturday marks the 6th annual Zombie Crawl. This year’s recipient is the Rich Center for Autism.

It all starts at the B&O Station in Youngstown where everyone will get ready with makeup and their most ghastly apparel. Then the Thrill the World dancers will perform at 6 p.m. and lead the zombies across the Mahoning Bridge to downtown.

“There is a six minute choreographed dance that was formulated specifically for this,” said lead zombie Elke Lindsay. “Basically, you learn that specific dance and at a certain time worldwide the dance is done.”

A $3 donation is required for wristbands, which will benefit the Rich Center for Autism.

Organizer Nicole Zayas says the city gets behind the effort in full force.

“We love Halloween in Youngstown. It is such a great community event and we are grateful this is the sixth year,” Zayas said. “We hope it is bigger and better than ever.”

If you missed the zombies Saturday, you can see the undead next weekend at the Rustbelt Theater.

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