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COLUMBIA CITY â Area high school students morphed into zombies Saturday to converge on Paigeâs Crossing for Columbia City High Schoolâs 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, âThe food is zombie inspired. Itâs all in good fun. It may sound gross, but it tastes good.â
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 âZombie Prom,â 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.
âNext year we hope to do this again,â said Scher. âWe want to add a zombie walk and get more kids involved.â
Nicole Asbury, a CCHS sophomore said, âThis is a killer party.â
Amanda Brothers is a senior at CCHS and is in show choir. She said, âZombie Prom is a good fundraising idea. Itâs a blast.â
Students and parents alike dressed the part. âIt took a while for us to look this way,â said Courtney Gregory a freshman at CCHS. âWe worked hard on our outfits. We really wanted to look like zombies.â
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