• November 24, 2014

Children tackle zombie obstacles

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, October 25, 2013 4:30 am

Running zig-zag around orange cones, jumping through hula hoops, crawling through a narrow blue tube and climbing a 20-foot tall boulder were all part of the Teen Zombie Obstacle Course held on the north lawn of the Stewart C. Meyer Library in Harker Heights on Monday.

“Because it’s nearing Halloween we added a new twist for the older kids by placing Zombie type effects — like hands, feet, and other bits made of plastic — into the mix,” said Rose Ramon, event planner and library clerk. “Those running and carrying the most Zombie stuff at the end were our course winners.”

More than 25 students and parents attended the event. Sally Walker and Dylan Alosi, both from Eastern Hills Middle School, scaled the 20-foot tower provided by Boulders Sport Climbing Center.

“I loved the challenge of the obstacle course,” Anissa Gonzalez said. “We not only had to carry all that funky stuff, but we were being timed as well.”

The proudest mom at the event was Mary Davis, whose daughter Kendall Duvall, 5, a kindergartner at Cavazos Elementary School in Nolanville, made several attempts at the boulder tower.

“I’m really proud because she just overcame her fear of climbing,” Davis said.

Another mom decided to tackle the climb herself.

“It went pretty good, but I’m afraid of heights,” Olga Venn said.

More about

More about

More about

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Welcome to the discussion.