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Zombies Invade Middlefield

Zombies, Wesley Hemmis from Perry and Kit Geiger from Champion.

By Colleen Lockhart

Hot and sunny 90 degree weather could not keep the Zombies from coming to Middlefield on Sunday morning, Sept. 24, to help celebrate the grand re-opening of Perfect Occasion Costumes and Magic at their new location, 14908 N. State Street in Middlefield.

Twenty-two Zombies of all ages participated in the timed 5K run and 18 walked in the untimed fun walk.  The runners wound their way through Middlefield Village escorted by the Middlefield Police Department. The event drew participants from as far away as Cleveland, as near as Middlefield and everywhere in between.

Officer Gray of the Middlefield Police Department gave a fidget spinner to Colin H. during the Zombie Run as part of police public outreach.

Aaron Laning was first in his division with best time overall of 19:17.89 minutes. The remaining first place winners in their divisions were Nino Monaco, Connor Whitely, Natalie Thoss, Eric Brown, Matt Smith, John Hasman, Darlene Szekely, Tambra Paniagua and Christine Weikart.

For a complete list of rankings, visit the Perfect Occasion Costumes Facebook. The results were provided by Amanda from Greater Cleveland XC.

Thanks to all the sponsors and vendors who donated and participated to make this a great event. Proceeds will go to the Shop with Cops program in Middlefield that fosters positive relationships between youth and law enforcement, when cops help kids buy gifts for their immediate family.  The donation check will be delivered to the Middlefield Police Department by Chase from the PAW Patrol show, a police and traffic cop dog and a spy dog.

Zombies, Mary McCauley from Chardon and Annie Solomon from Chesterland.

Deb and Mark Miller of Perfect Occasion Costumes and Magic are ready to help you with your next event. Call them at 440-632-1147 for magicians, balloon artists, face and body artists, singers, bartenders and more. They can help you pick a theme or help you bring your own ideas to life.


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