The St.Thomas Tom Zombie Festival is set to go on August 31 at the Elgin Railway Museum, but there is a little work left to be done.
The Zombie Festival idea is to raise funds for the local It Takes 2, Youth Leadership Institute, which is a charity program for teens at risk. Organizer's Bryan Bakker will be making a trip t othe special events committee at City Hall tomorrow (Wed May1) to make a request for a permit.
The event is aimed at teens and is alcohol-free. The Tom Zombie Fesitval will have a fictional back story with local history included in it. The ceremony they're requesting the permit for would last an hour. There has been oppositon to the event and they are expected to be at the special event committee meeting as well.