Zombies to chew through Goulburn Valley

By Laura Briggs

Zombies are chewing through the Goulburn Valley again.

After the success of last year’s Deadztown zombie event, Word and Mouth, in conjunction with Greater Shepparton City Council’s Activities in the Park program, is bringing the zombies to town for a repeat event.

Word and Mouth project manager Jim Gow said the zombie event was set to scare those who were brave enough to tackle it.

After nearly 500 people visited last year’s course, Mr Gow said this year’s event would run over two nights with an even longer course.

‘‘So there will be more to enjoy and more opportunity to enjoy it.’’

Mr Gow said Word and Mouth had chosen to jump on board with the Activities in the Park program with the aim of increasing entertainment and outing opportunities for young people in Greater Shepparton.

‘‘We too often hear that there is nothing to do in the area for young people and we are constantly looking to change that, which includes getting young people off the couch in a creative and fun manner, with a sprinkling of horror thrown in.’’

Mr Gow said the event was aimed at those aged over 15 due to horror themes.

Deadztown is part of the Activities in the Park program which provides free and low-cost activities to residents of the Goulburn Valley.

The program encourages healthy lifestyles in which people are active and connected with the wider community. The program offers a diverse range of options including sports, health and wellbeing activities, engaging with the environment, family fun and active arts.

For more details on the program and upcoming activities, go to http://www. getmoovingshepparton.com.au or download the Get Mooving Greater Shepparton app. Deadztown will be held at SPC KidsTown, 7287 Midland Hwy, Mooroopna, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm tomorrow and Friday, September 28. Entry is $5.