Zombies are about to take over Verona—and they’re planning to revitalize the borough while they do it.
Lisa Fykes, owner of the Rivertowne Inn on Jones Street in Verona, is hosting the first ever Verona Zombie Bar Crawl.
The crawl takes place between 7 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 and kicks off at the Rivertowne Inn.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the Verona Revitalization Project.
In a letter to residents, Fykes noted donations and sponsors are still needed for the event.
“We are in need of auction items, banner ads, sponsorships and monetary donations,” she wrote. “Anything which you wish to donate would be greatly appreciated.”
Sponsorships are available for $100, $200 and $300. For more information, click here.
The Revitalization Plan
Led by the Verona Business District Advisory Committee, the streetscape improvement plan includes 46 lights and landscaping along Allegheny River Boulevard; Center, South and East Railroad avenues; and James Street.
To help pay for the lighting project, the borough already has received two federal Community Development Block Grant funds obtained from Allegheny County of $143,000 and $150,000
Verona must also contribute cash or in-kind services to the project.
In the meantime, Verona is a stop closer to lighting up the borough.On Tuesday, council hired Franco Electric to install lighting along Allegheny River Boulevard for close to $240,000, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. The borough received four contract bids for the project.