On January 26th, we found out that zombies are real! On this night, the Nola Brantley Memorial Library opened its doors at 5:30 and summoned teens inside – dead or alive. After about 35 dared to enter, we locked them all in together… and it was complete madness! (Well, controlled chaos is probably more the phrase). Anyway, we had a blast as the zombies tried to tag the humans, and the humans attempted to overcome them. If you’re confused as to how this worked (and you’re probably scratching your head at this point), let me break it down for you:
Our teen “zombies” were designated by wearing purple headbands while the “humans” wore yellow armbands with a blue flag. The object of the game was for the “zombies” to find the “humans” and take their blue flag. Upon losing their flag, the former human had to report to “zombie base” to be crowned with shame – a zombie headband! The humans, however, didn’t go down without a fight. All designated humans were equipped with “ammo” which consisted of stretchy frogs and balled-up paper wads (inventive, right?). If a zombie was struck by one of these items, they had to freeze in place for 5 seconds – long enough for the human to escape! After every human had been transformed into a zombie, the game was over.
After this initial game, we convened to explain another mission where the humans were to capture the randomly scattered red flags and take them back to “human base.” The problem was that the zombies were carefully guarding these flags. The humans, however, were very clever – they used their ammo, captured all the flags and won!
Overall, this was a very fun evening, and our teens enjoyed every minute. If you are disappointed about missing out on this event, don’t worry! All Macon State College students will have their opportunity to participate in this program on March 1 from 5:30-7:30 PM. If you aren’t quite in college yet, check back with us this summer – we will be hosting another epic zombie battle with our teens. Be here at your own risk . . . dead or alive!