Thanks to Peter Gilbert, who has been tireless in being the overseer of East Bay Gay Guys.  Because of his dedication and energy, we've had this wonderful means of socializing for gay people in this part of the Bay Area for many years now.    


Once again, we had large crowds.  And there were many who helped handle the large number of people in the house  The volunteers who stepped up to man the bar were huge keys to how well things went this year, as aboout 200 people attended the event, and stayed.  Thanks to Michael, Kirk,  and Ian and several others who helped Kevin Levey man the bar and whose names I didn't get.  Kirk was the “imprisoned man” in the Haunted Caverns.

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For my part, I gave my first EBGG Halloween reception in 2006.  It was quite a task…fun, but quite a task.  Then Tim Ault began helping me with The Haunted Caverns and with the orgainizational aspects of this reception in 2007 and for the last four he has been host along side me. 

The Haunted Caverns has grown to be the the center point for many people for this particular party.  It has grown into an elaborate adventure, almost "theme park" in nature, with a life of its own.   Tim has been an indispensible in its creation  and construction.  It’s also been a fun challenge to make the experience slightly different each year.

As long as Tim and I have energy and time, we'll continue the tradition of this Halloween gathering at my home.  It's really great fun and, also, allows us to be a bit creative.  

So see you October 29, 2016 at "The House On Haunted Hill."

John Monteverdi and Tim Ault

©EBGG 2016