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Prime Timers Return to PTown for Halloween

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Boston Prime Timers met with members of the Rhode Island and Connecticut chapters, along with a few visitors from New York, Washington DC and Cross Timbers, Texas chapters to celebrate Halloween. Provincetown didn’t disappoint as it rarely, if ever, does. Participants celebrated the changing of the seasons with a fun filled event that was packed with good times and an opportunity to meet other members from beyond their local surroundings.


Most participants arrived some time Friday. The crisp New England air provided a comfortable backdrop for guys to walk or drive to the center of Ptown to have lunch, shop or people watch, (one of Ptown’s most appreciated pastimes).



The event was held at the Provincetown Inn, which is the very last property at the tip of Cape Cod, right on the ocean. It has been the home of this event for 22 years and was also the location of the very first Prime Timers Convention in 1991.


Since most participants stayed there, we effectively took over the hotel. At about 3:15PM Friday there was an annual Prime Timers party in the back lobby where guys got to meet or reconnect from Halloweens past. The party lasted for about 3 hours and many guys made plans to carpool into town to the many fine restaurants Provincetown offers.


After dinner most attendees came back to the hotel where we had a dance party in a large function room. Our own members, Tony Soares and Steve Larrett, of TNY Entertainment, played music and Tony sang a few songs, (GREAT voice!). MANY danced and a good time was had by all!


That was enough of a day for most but a few energetic gents headed into town for Provincetown’s night clubs that were especially packed because the Northeast Ursamen, a bear group out of Connecticut and Western Mass, were holding an event “Spooky Bear” that attracted many, many bears. (That is an annual event at Halloween in Ptown as well).


Saturday morning was the first of two free continental breakfasts held for the Prime Timers. Guys made their plans for the day and for most that involved a trip into town for lunch, shopping and the aforementioned people watching. Fortunately the weather continued to cooperate and Prime Timers were all over town.


After that guys went back to the Provincetown Inn to rest and get ready for Saturday night’s Costume Party. A few costume loving participants just couldn’t wait until the 6PM cocktail hour and were seen mid-afternoon in a variety of costumes throughout the hotel. Several guys have been known to come with as many as 6 or 7 costumes and do multiple costume changes. It made for a fun afternoon.


The 6PM cocktail hour brought a flurry of activity as many costumed members surprised their friends wearing everything from the exquisite to the outrageous. Tony and Steve provided us with great music and entertainment. We had a wonderful meal with great service.



After dinner costumed members were encouraged to parade for the judges who had the difficult choice of choosing winners of three categories, Best Costume, Most Creative and Most Outrageous. The winners were Ric Page, as Most Creative, Dave Stanford, for Best Costume and Dick Smith for Most Outrageous. One could tell that a lot of work went into many of the costumes.


After the party more Prime Timers ventured out into downtown Provincetown than the night before. The streets of Provincetown were filled with men in costume making a great night to be out and about.


Sunday morning brought our 2nd continental breakfast and a chance to say goodbye to Prime Timer friends from other places, old and new. The Boston Prime Timers would like to thank Dick Bourbeau for organizing the event and Tony and Steve for the great entertainment. Kudos also goes to the Connecticut and Rhode Island Chapters for organizing so many of their members to attend. There were 102 Prime Timers in all. Why can’t Halloween happen more often?

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