Hemet Sunset Rotary hold ‘Festival of Frights – The Zombie Apocalypse’ at Hemet Library

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The Quiet Fire Entertainment Duo is the night’s entertainment for the Oct. 19 Hemet Sunset Rotary annual’ Festival of Frights- The Zombie Apocalypse’ fundraiser at the Hemet Library. Tony Ault photo

While it was intended to be “spooky” on the second floor of the Hemet Library it was actually fun for those that attended the Hemet Sunset Rotary’s second Annual Festival of Frights-The Zombie Apocalypse fundraiser.

Costumed as zombies, witches, goblins and other scary creatures, guests at the Hemet Rotary’s signature event had to find their way around many hazardous areas, coffins, ghostly haunts and witches lairs created by the Troupe of Lost Souls Entertainment to get to the dance floor and silent auction room on the library’s second floor.

The outdoor balcony had even more surprises with ghastly areas, but it was worth the scare for an opportunity to purchase a taco meal and visit local vendor booths. A VIP Room offered special treats to VIP ticket holders.

The Rotarians hosted a scary costume contest and dance contest to dance along with the music of the Quiet Fire Entertainment Duo playing onstage. Five valuable door prizes were awarded to lucky ticket holders.

Guests, Alexander Tipton and Leanna Ward naming themselves “Steampunk” took the costume contest while Amy Manzi, dressed like a zombie but dancing like a diva, won the dance contest. The Hemet Historic Theater group added event more Halloween fun to the event.

The event program and announcer welcomed the guests and fellow Rotarians saying “Our club has been a staple for doing good in the Hemet San Jacinto Valley for nearly seven decades. We support local and international projects that range from worldwide polio eradication and clean water in Africa to Florida Avenue Cleanup and academic scholarships.”

All proceeds of the $25 entrance fee and drawing tickets benefit the local Rotarian programs with part of the funding going to support the Diamond Valley Arts Center which hosts the Hemet Sunset Rotary meetings.

For more information on Hemet Sunset Rotary, visit www.hemetrotary.org.

Tony Ault can be reached by email at tault@reedermedia.com.