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Osceola to have first-ever Zombie Prom

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 11:50 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 12:00 p.m. CDT

Ghosts and goblins and ghouls, oh my!

Osceola Chamber/Main Street is hosting a first-ever Zombie Prom 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Osceola Eagles.

"It's a Halloween dance party, costume contest," said Derek Lumsden, executive director of Osceola Chamber/Main Street.

Osceola Chamber/Main Street is hosting a Zombie Prom this year instead of a haunted house, which has been held many previous years.

"It's another family-friendly, safe, Halloween-type event," Lumsden said. "It's not as dangerous as what a haunted house can be. People run and get scared and fall. This is fun for all ages."

At the Zombie Prom, there will be Halloween-themed games, a dance party and costume contests with prizes. There will be contests for family and individual costumes.

The event will cost $2 for children and $3 for adults. Adults must have a form of identification to drink alcoholic beverages.

Lumsden said one of the reasons the Zombie Prom is being held at Osceola Eagles is the venue has enough area to incorporate both "grown-up" and "kids-geared" activities.

"It's just a way for people to get out and have fun," he said.

So, what would make a good costume for a Zombie Prom?

Lumsden said, for families, try to think of costumes that would work well for people of different ages and sizes. For couples, think of famous couples or something that comes in a pair.

"The best thing is to think outside the box," Lumsden said.

Lumsden said he would like to see the Zombie Prom become an annual event.

"We're going to try it for the next couple of years to see how it grows," he said.

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