Eradicating Zombies at Veterans Park

October 30, 2015

 

by Bob Gibbs

Currently, there is a horrible zombie problem at the Pelham Veterans Memorial Park.  To help in eradicating this problem the Pelham Parks and Recreation Department has formed the Pelham Zombie Patrol.  The PZP, under the guidance of Parks and Recreation Director Brian Johnson, held their first weekend of recruit training in hopes of forming a large contingent of trained zombie-fighting soldiers.

With the help of 45 adult and student volunteers, residents big and small showed up at the park for training.  The park’s recreation center was setup as a recruitment site to sign up the volunteers.  The PZP built a special cage to hold a captured zombie.  For many recruits this was the first zombie that they had seen live.

The recruits were given laser weapons and training before going out into the training course.  Once on the course the recruits received more training in tactics and teamwork.  Unfortunately, during the training there was a real zombie attack.  The recruits needed to fire their weapons for the first time, not as a training exercise, but to kill the attacking zombies.

Many of the recruits were scared, but they all overcame their fears and defeated the zombies.

There will be a second weekend of training by the Pelham Zombie Patrol this weekend, Oct. 30 and 31 starting at 7 p.m. at Pelham Veterans Memorial Park.  Refreshments will be available.  There is a $10 fee for each recruit.

See the PZP website for more information:  www.pelhamweb.com/pelham-parks-and-recreation/urgent-alerts/are-you-aware-of-the-pelham-zombie-problem.

Director Johnson stated, “This is a community event and not a fundraiser.  We actually couldn’t pull it off without the community.”   Johnson wants to thank the following for all their assistance in helping the PZP to eliminate this year’s zombie problem at the park.

Woody’s Automotive – light tower and junk cars

Jean-Guy Auto – junk cars

Hirsch Lumber – awesome fire features and fire wood

Budget theatre 4 U – TVs and sound system

Zelonis excavation – trail work

Bob’s Tees – Zombie Patrol T-shirts

Brussard Contracting – zombie cage

Chunky’s Theatre – popcorn

Jim Greenwood PTV – filming and editing

Pelham Police – traffic barrels for parking area

Cast of over 50 local kids

Resident Loic Jussaume – golf cart

Resident Joe Farris – fire builder and so much more