MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Calling all zombies.
The Berkeley County Health Department wants you. No, they really do want you in all of your gory greatness for a disaster-training exercise on June 8 at Martinsburg South Middle School.
Residents who wish to take part in the Point of Distribution exercise — which has been dubbed “Zombie Attack” — need only show up at the school along Bulldog Boulevard in Martinsburg between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., said Carl French, the county health department’s threat preparedness coordinator.
Prizes will be awarded for best-dressed zombie, zombie couple, best zombie walk, wail and best thriller, according to organizers. The first 100 zombies will receive free pool or golf passes from Berkeley County parks and recreation.
French said zombies, and those who choose not to dress up, will be inoculated and medicated for “H1Z1.”
“The ‘Z’ is for zombie,” he said Tuesday.
“Basically, we’re going to give out pieces of candy and call it medicine,” French said.