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