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Zombie Walk is dead, but Fright Night lives

Michele DeVinney

Michele DeVinney

Whatzup Features Writer

Published September 23, 2020

The Zombie Walk, the main attraction at Fort Wayne’s popular Fright Night, is another casualty of the pandemic, and it’s a blow to those who make it such a huge hit each October.

Halloween as we know it will likely look much different this year, but the good news is that even without the Zombie Walk and Zombie Central, Fright Night will go on, albeit with a few tweaks.

Changes to Fright Night 2020 are still being addressed, with plans to include social distancing and other safety precautions. As we’ve seen in the past, Fright Night has become an ali-day adventure, with events spanning many venues and times.

With so many arts organizations and community destinations involved, usually beginning early in the day and lasting well into the evening, there should still be plenty of ways for the community to engage while remaining safe.

So although it may look different, be sure to keep reading Whatzup for updates leading up to the Oct. 17 celebration.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage

From now through Oct. 15, Hispanic Heritage Month is being celebrated with many ways to honor this portion of our population.

The local universities are a good place to check for upcoming events in commemoration, including the first annual Hispanic Heritage Month Youth Soccer Workshop at the University of Saint Francis.

On Oct. 3, the free workshop will offer youth players a chance to work with the university’s players and coaches on soccer skills from 5-6 p.m. at Bishop D’Arcy Stadium.

No preregistration is required, and social distancing will be observed for the safety of all participants.

Although it’s the first time the university has done this, they hope to make it a yearly part of their Hispanic Heritage Month observances.

Oct. 15 will be the next Bilingual Tour at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

Although timed nicely to put a cap on Hispanic Heritage Month, the Bilingual Tours are a regular event at the museum as part of their partnership with the Fort Wayne-based Language Services Network.

No preregistration is required for the 6:30 tour of current exhibits, and there is no cost. However, due to current restrictions, the tours are limited to 10, and masks are required.

If you can’t make it on Oct. 15, the next one is on Dec. 17.


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