|By Mark Gilger; Mark Gilger (Staff [email protected])|
The second annual Zombie Run sponsored by
Proceeds will be donated to the
A team of makeup artists consisting of
The goal of the runners, who each paid a
AREA Services Ambulance personnel set off a siren that signaled the official start of the run.
Participants traveled west on
"We had more zombies this year, but there were fewer runners," stated
He added, "The Zombie Run gives people something to do and also allows us to give something back to the community. There are no winners here, only victims and survivors."
The siblings, who compete in various races throughout the year, said they heard about the event earlier in the week and wanted to participate to get exercise and help raise money for the group.
"It's great to help out the community by doing what we love to do (run)," said
"This was phenomenal," commented
In addition to Losiewicz and McElwee, other committee members include vice president
Vendors included Phoenix Rehabilitation and Health Services, Joshua V. Bressi Photography, Sweet Granny's Kettle Corn and More and Ye Olde Primitive Tarts & More.
FC Sounds donated its time providing musical entertainment.
Besides the annual Zombie Run, Coal City Revitalization will sponsor "Cookies with Santa" on
McElwee said Coal City Revitalization also is working on completing a project involving a large mural depicting a landmark that will be displayed at
The group also sponsored the Coal City Classic Golf Tournament on
Losiewicz and McElwee expressed appreciation to CSP Office Equipment in
Losiewicz commended city police and fire police for traffic control and AREA Services Ambulance personnel and Cub Scout Pack 3254 of
McElwee said the organization is seeking more volunteers and sponsors. Anyone interested in joining the group can find it on Facebook or [email protected]
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