Halloween

Unfortunately, this and future year’s Halloween festivities on Gondert have been cancelled.

As the commercial says “life comes at you fast” and that’s never been more true for me than in the past year. So just before we reach that o-so-unlucky #13 I will take a bow and extend a very special thanks to all of my wonderful friends who volunteered their time, their efforts and their talents for invites, posters, signs, all the other odds and ends over the years as well as, lots of extra help getting ready for and cleaning up after the party. You all know who you are and you were more help than you’d ever know.

Also many thanks to everyone who came to these parties for all these years—without my remarkable friends these Halloween parties would never have been what they were.

So until the spirits move me to restart the tradition I leave you with the pictures from years past and a simple but heart-felt Happy Halloween!

Cheers,
Circa71

Halloweens’ past

2009—And just like that Halloween is gone…

Despite some crappy windy wet weather leading up to the party Saturday cleared off for another wonderful Halloween evening. Special thanks to Tom Davis, Andy Nick and everyone else who always helps to make these parties so special. Enjoy the photos—if anyone has any to add please send them to me via: circa71@gmail.com I’d love to add them to the slideshow below.

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H09 Slideshow of photos | H09 invite & poster design: Tom Davis / Invite printing: Oregon Printing Co. | Posters: All System’s Color, Inc.

2008—A wonderful Indian Summer night to celebrate Halloween08, a kicking fire and 80 or so of my best friends in their over-the-top costumes. Thanks to all who were on hand and those who were here in spirit only! It’s never more obvious how lucky I am to have such a wonderful group of people to call my friends. Enjoy the photos—if anyone has any to add please send them to me via circa71@gmail.com I’d love to add them to the slideshow below. Until next year…


H08 Slideshow of photos |  H08 invite & poster design: Rich Schneider a.k.a. Evil Rich

2007—Ten wonderful years of Halloween parties on Gondert. These parties started when my friends and I moved into the house on Gondert in 97. We moved in the second week of October so a Halloween party seemed the only logical next step. Over time and years so many wonderful and crazy people have been apart of them. From those who I only see on Halloween to those who come as guests and are back every year. The pictures do more justice than anything I can write.


H07 slideshow of photos |  H07 invite & poster design: Crystal Dennis
http://www.nickad.com/halloween07

2006—A 9 foot broken sword, 200 beer cans, firepit ashes and 1 dead oompa loompa. Looks like most everyone survived another Halloween on Gondert. Thanks for showing up and get those costumes started for next year…


H06 slideshow of photos |  H06 invite & poster design: Tom Immen
http://www.nickad.com/halloween06

2005—another great Halloween on Gondert.
H05 slideshow of photos |  H05 invite & poster design: Andy Nick

http://www.nickad.com/halloween05

2004—another great Halloween on Gondert.


H04 slideshow of photos |  H04 invite & poster design: Rachel Botting

2003


H03 slideshow of photos |  H03 invite & poster design: Jeff Goeke?

2002


H02 slideshow of photos |  H02 invite & poster design: ?

2001


H01 slideshow of photos |  H01 invite & poster design: Rob Anspach

2000 and before—


Pre H00 slideshow of photos

Information:

Please bring lawn chairs, coolers, beverages and any party favors that you care to share. A nice cozy bon-fire, plenty of food, music and a scary atmosphere will be there to greet you like a hump-backed lab-assistant. Guests are welcome however, please remember this is an adults only party. Costumes are expected but not required.

Questions & other correspondence:
circa71@gmail.com |  (937) 422-4055

Directions:

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Like a zombie in the night—Halloween has risen again to awake your terror and shake your bones. So conjure your imagination, resurrect your creativity wear your best Saturday-go-to-black-mass suit and join us as we celebrate the 12th annual Halloween on Gondert. Hope to see you all there.

Between the gothic stones above the graves and curdling groans. Gargoyles peer from old stone walls, the clock strikes twelve. Midnight falls. Spirits and creatures rise from hell brought back this night by an old church bell. Hideous faces, rattling chains, this is a place where Halloween reigns. Flapping wings of flying bats and the prying eyes of old black cats. The witching hour has come to call reviving the dead, one and all. The November wind sheiks loud and clear while shapes in flowing shrouds appear. So those of you who would bravely dare to meet All Hollow’s evil stare. Know the warning and heed the power be at Gondert by the witching hour.

Information:
Please bring lawn chairs, coolers, beverages and any party favors that you care to share. A nice cozy bon-fire, plenty of food, music and a scary atmosphere will be there to greet you. Guests are welcome however, please remember this is an adults only party. Costumes ARE expected but not required.

Questions & other correspondence:
circa71@gmail.com |  (937) 422-4055

Directions:

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