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Zombies, survivors will face off in big Bellingham water balloon fight

A “zombie” gets made up before the 2014 edition of Save Our City: Zombies vs. Survivors. The 2016 event begins at noon Saturday, May 21, at Maritime Heritage Park in Bellingham.
A “zombie” gets made up before the 2014 edition of Save Our City: Zombies vs. Survivors. The 2016 event begins at noon Saturday, May 21, at Maritime Heritage Park in Bellingham. For the Bellingham Herald

A massive water balloon fight will fill Maritime Heritage Park Saturday, May 21, in the seventh annal Save Our City: Zombies vs. Survivors.

Survivors, armed with a total of more than 4,000 water balloons, will try to avoid becoming zombies in this all-ages game of water balloon tag that begins at noon. People can compete as individuals or in teams. Get there early for zombie makeup if you want to play that role.

New this year are T-shirts commemorating the event, with profits from their sale going to help fund a safe house for victims of domestic violence. In addition, organizers are asking each player to donate a couple bucks to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County, though the event is free. The Black Drop Coffeehouse will match the first $300 in donations.

Participants must sign a waiver in case of injury. The waiver also says the player assumes full responsibility for “hurt feelings, wounded pride, a general disdain for water balloons after I am done, increased fear of zombie attack, nightmares about being chased by the zombie hoard, and any of my fond water balloon related childhood memories being sullied for the rest of my life.”

Get your waiver and more details on the event at blackdropcoffeehouse.com.

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