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DANCING DEAD: Col. City show choirs host their first zombie prom

October 29, 2012

Post & Mail photo / Christie Barkley Hannah Schaefer, junior, leads the zombie prom in the Electric Slide.

COLUMBIA CITY — Area high school students morphed into zombies Saturday to converge on Paige’s Crossing for Columbia City High School’s zombie prom, sponsored by CCHS show choirs.
The dancing dead ate zombie-themed foods such as blood punch, flayed-skin cheeseball and bandaged big toes.
Candace Lemke, a show choir parent, coordinated the food. She said, “The food is zombie inspired. It’s all in good fun. It may sound gross, but it tastes good.”
The event was a fundraiser for the choir program and was open to all CCHS and Eagle Tech Academy students and their guests.
Shannon Scher, a choir parent, came up with the idea after hearing about a similar event put on by another school out-of-state.
With the recent release of “Zombie Prom,” an off-broadway musical, the theme was appropriate for the choir sponsored event.
Scher said CCHS administration was all-for the idea, considering the dance came between homecoming and winter formal dances.
“Next year we hope to do this again,” said Scher. “We want to add a zombie walk and get more kids involved.”
Nicole Asbury, a CCHS sophomore said, “This is a killer party.”
Amanda Brothers is a senior at CCHS and is in show choir. She said, “Zombie Prom is a good fundraising idea. It’s a blast.”
Students and parents alike dressed the part. “It took a while for us to look this way,” said Courtney Gregory a freshman at CCHS. “We worked hard on our outfits. We really wanted to look like zombies.”
For more pictures of the prom, visit The Post & Mail’s Facebook page.

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