Post & Mail photo / Christie Barkley
Hannah Schaefer, junior, leads the zombie prom in the Electric Slide.
COLUMBIA CITY â€” Area high school students morphed into zombies Saturday to converge on Paigeâ€™s Crossing for Columbia City High Schoolâ€™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, â€śThe food is zombie inspired. Itâ€™s all in good fun. It may sound gross, but it tastes good.â€ť
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 â€śZombie Prom,â€ť 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.
â€śNext year we hope to do this again,â€ť said Scher. â€śWe want to add a zombie walk and get more kids involved.â€ť
Nicole Asbury, a CCHS sophomore said, â€śThis is a killer party.â€ť
Amanda Brothers is a senior at CCHS and is in show choir. She said, â€śZombie Prom is a good fundraising idea. Itâ€™s a blast.â€ť
Students and parents alike dressed the part. â€śIt took a while for us to look this way,â€ť said Courtney Gregory a freshman at CCHS. â€śWe worked hard on our outfits. We really wanted to look like zombies.â€ť
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