Students at Stanley Humphries will be staging Nightmare on Seventh. L-R Emily Conley and Claire Cartwright are all dressed up and ready to go. Photo: Jennifer Small

Students at Stanley Humphries will be staging Nightmare on Seventh. L-R Emily Conley and Claire Cartwright are all dressed up and ready to go. Photo: Jennifer Small

Zombie apocalypse coming to Castlegar

High school students staging scary food drive

The zombie apocalypse is coming.

The faint of heart may want to avoid 7th Avenue on Oct. 29 from 6 – 9 p.m. as the Nightmare on 7th takes shape.

The Stanley Humphries Secondary School (SHSS) class of 2021 has come up with a frightening way to collect food and donations for the Community Harvest Food Bank.

“Only those brave enough should drive through the horrifying zombie apocalypse that has suddenly materialized down on 7th Avenue, but the only way you can survive the zombie attack is to have non-perishables or a monetary donation for our local food bank,” says the SHSS grad council’s promotion for the event.

In past years, the SHSS grad class has put on the Spooks on Zukes haunted island as a way to support the local food bank — but COVID-19 put an axe through those plans this year as the event draws hundreds of people.

RELATED: Over 400 Castlegar residents spooked at Spooks on Zukes

Nightmare on 7th will still be full of the scary costumes and dramatic scenes people have come to expect at Spooks on Zukes, but it will be done drive-thru style.

“The Halloween event has always been a way for grads to give back to the community, introduce themselves and do something positive,” said grad parent president Heather Anderson.

Safe Start Safety has stepped forward to offer professional flagging and traffic control services for the event and Fortis BC has donated high visibility vests and supplies for all of the parent volunteers.

Volunteers will be accepting the food bank donations as vehicles approach the nightmare scene. No one can leave their vehicles and foot traffic won’t be allowed.

Anderson says that COVID-19 protocols will be followed by all of the zombies and survivors. Students that are grouped together will all be from the same learning cohort and everyone will be wearing masks.

If you are brave enough to face the apocalypse, approach 7th Avenue from 8th Street (the Castlegar Primary end). Flaggers will then direct the traffic north along 7th Avenue.

Don’t forget to bring your survival gear.

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