LOLA Awarded $10,000 JEM Grant for Zombie Crawl


We are thrilled to report that LOLA was awarded a $10,000.00 JEM Grant by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism to advertise and promote LOLA’s 2nd Annual Zombie Crawl!  The 2017 Zombie Crawl will take place on Saturday, October 28, starting at the LOLA Center in downtown Land O’ Lakes.  The event will feature a pub crawl, “deals to die for” from participating establishments, a “body part” scavenger hunt for spooky prizes, and a new ghost tour at the Gateway Lodge. LOLA artists will also be on hand to apply zombie-themed makeup for participants before they get on the bus and head to local pubs and restaurants.

The event is estimated to attract 600 attendees for a projected $92,900 in visitor spending.  JEM Grants are presented by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism to non-profit organizations. The state can provide up to 75 percent in funding of a project’s first year costs, and provide support for second and third year projects until they become self-sustaining.

Wisconsin State Representative of the 34th Assembly District Rob Swearingen and Wisconsin Department of Tourism Grant & Travel Green Wisconsin Coordinator Heidi Schultz visited the Land O’ Lakes to present the funds and take a tour of the LOLA Center.  A few hungry zombies also crawled over to receive the check.

From left: LOLA Board President Lynn Richie, WI State Representative Rob Swearingen, LOLA Marketing Zombie Adrienne Jaeger, LOLA Programming Director Wendy Powalisz, LOLA Board Zombie Mary Dickinson, LOLA Board Vice President Barb Lemoine, and WI Department of Tourism Grant and Travel Green Wisconsin Coordinator Heidi Schultz.

The LOLA Zombies were able to celebrate the occasion, and temporarily satiate their hunger for brains, at Brew’s Pub with their favorite cocktail…


Zombies and Bloody Marys – The Perfect Combination!

Click on the image below to enter the Zombie Crawl Giveaway!



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