Ghouls Night Out attracts zombies
By Sarah Harmon
EW Emma’s Writings
The Zombie Apocalypse was in full swing in downtown Lowell on Thursday October 16. Much of the outbreak was centered at the Station Salon, offering hair and makeup help for the recently deceased. Many patrons were there in an attempt at self-preservation. Since zombies are not known for their intelligence, some dark shadows under your eyes and a little fake blood provides excellent protection from any real undead roaming the streets. Several downtown antique stores encouraged wandering zombies and humans to reconnect with items from their and their parents’ childhoods.
With the old-fashioned cast iron cookware and antique tools, Dan Burke called the back room of Red Barn Consignments and Antiques “the safest place to be in case of an attack.” While Red Barn may have been safer, the place to be at 8:00 was Flat River Gallery and Framing. Their prize drawing featured a variety of items made by local artisans, including a hand carved wine stopper, note cards with smaller versions of paintings also for sale in the gallery, and a framed nature photograph. Many of the artists were on hand before and after the drawing and were happy to discuss their work with anyone who had a question. Those who were more interested in making art than talking about it were delighted to find Arts and Carafes Studio had turned part of the Main Street Inn into a temporary studio where people could create beautiful paintings, regardless of their level of natural ability.
Zombies and their friends who were hungry for more than just brains could visit the Flat River Grill or Larkin’s for special deals on appetizers, drinks, and dinner. One of the favorite stops for everyone roaming the streets that night was at Modern Photographics. Their photo booth, complete with fun props and accessories, was absolutely to die for. Shops up and down Main Street offered discounts, delicious treats, and prize drawings for all those brave enough to venture out on this slightly rainy evening. You could even buy your own tiny zombie, safe in a small containment unit, at Rookies Sportscards Plus. All in all, it’s pretty safe to say nearly every woman who ventured downtown for Girls Night Out: Zombie Chicks had a fabulous time meeting old friends and new, checking out stores they may never have visited otherwise. After all, ghouls just want to have fun!
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