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Zombie Prom: The Halloween Tradition Rises Again!
Zombie Prom Promotional Poster; image courtesy of Tabi Gonzalez

Zombie Prom: The Halloween Tradition Rises Again!

Zombie Prom returns this Friday after a one year hiatus, once more filling the Helene Center with the shockingly coordinated dance moves of the shambling undead.

The event, taking place between 8:00 pm and midnight on Friday, October 25th, is put on by the Art Club (formerly known as the Art Student Society).  The event has something for everyone, including dancing, a photo booth, food, face painting, and a costume contest.

Due to the event not taking place last year, current freshmen and sophomores have never gotten a chance to attend.

Tabitha Gonzalez, Art Club President, described the event as being similar to New Years in November (another beloved Graceland tradition), except Halloween-themed.  Everyone should definitely make an attempt to stop by: “[The Zombie Prom during my freshman year] was a lot of fun because there were teachers there, too,” Gonzalez said.

Even if someone isn’t interested in dancing, there is still plenty to do.

The photo booth will be free of charge, and all photos will be uploaded to the Art Club’s Facebook page, where they can be downloaded and tagged.

There will be free food provided, most of which will be desserts made by Art Club members and friends.  Popcorn will also be made available, courtesy of the Coliseum.

Face painting services will run $0.75, as the Art Club will be attempting to raise money for a trip to Washington, D.C. during the event.  A donation box will also be present to help raise these funds.

The costume contest is open to all kinds of costumes, though zombie-themed costumes will likely be the most common.  Whether you want to attend as a rugged zombie hunter, a recently-chomped victim, or something else entirely, you are welcome.  Winners will receive gift cards.  As Gonzalez says, “[Zombie Prom] is helpful for planning out your Halloween costume,” so if you want to test run your outfit before the big day, this is the perfect opportunity.

Come on down to the Helene Center this Friday, and start your pre-Halloweekend off right.

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