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Artist, actor, poet, teacher, songwriter & actor with 4,000 poems & almost 1,000 songs written, performed recorded & published on line.

Some photos of the hall inside and out

My office and me hard at work.

My office and me hard at work.

the kitchen

the kitchen

party-central
two refridgerators and two freezers

two refridgerators and two freezers

huge kitchen area

huge kitchen area

double sinks and Microwaves

double sinks and Microwaves

Tascam digital music system

Tascam digital music system

weat side of the hall

weat side of the hall

main hall

main hall

Spacious accomadations

Spacious accomadations

main hall

main hall

Main hall

Main hall

full length view

full length view

exterior shots

exterior shots

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fields and parking

fields and parking

parking

parking

more parking

more parking

back hall

back hall

bathrooms

bathrooms

popcorn machine, yay!

popcorn machine, yay!

east side main hall

east side main hall

exterior

exterior

entranceway

entranceway

firepit

firepit

renterd inflatable

renterd inflatable

D.J. Mission Accomplished

D.J. Mission Accomplished

D.J. warming up

D.J. warming up

Imagine attending hundreds of parties and being an active part of each one....what could be better than this.....Part one Adam without his Eves.

Adam hall was created in 2006 as a party center rebuilt from an old 1930's antiques and former auction house donated to the township. It came with beautiful acres of fields and woods plus a natural pond and two resident bald eagles who have occupied an eagles nest set up years ago. I was asked to take on the task of being the Township Representative for all of the events that would be booked there. I would get to eat, drink, (not booze of course) and be merry and get paid. I have been there for 16 years come March, in the most prime job I have ever worked. After all of the catered food that I have devoured at hundreds of parties I should weigh three hundred pounds. Of course the best food served there is always potluck when grandmothers and wives bring their homemade stuffed peppers or stuffed cabbage, beef stroganoff, macaroni and cheese, lasagna and so many other delectable dishes. Crockpots and roasters are all lined up in a colorful array of steaming and appetizing meals with heavenly scents tempting all of the guest to foods they seldom get to enjoy. The deserts that they bake and bring in such vast quantities set thousands of the sweet-toothed guests to drooling and leaving most guests determined try one of everything and then some. We have never had an overeaters anonymous party there that booked us. I of course, Could use a break. Thank God for my high metabolism. Otherwise I might wind up as a float in the next Macy's day parade. Of course catered food is also delicious but it can be quite pricey. Sometimes it can run $28.00 a plate. And then there are the really bad caterers, serving up bone dry chicken breast hidden under a lemon sauce, blah unseasoned green beans or a piece of beef that one could make a bungee cord out of it. Weddings can be very costly. For an example: my Father-in-law offered me $11,000 dollars and a ladder to elope with his daughter because of the wedding costs. He was kidding of course. When alcohol is served at any party we require the presence of a deputy to work with me in case things get out of hand, or someone gets into a fight but also for CPR and Heimlich procedures. I tell the guests that the reason we have a deputy is because he influences party goers. I tell them"If you were a Catholic sitting at a bar next to a nun, who was slamming down whiskeys, you would still feel guilty as you were drinking your shots. He makes them feel guilty and the guests think twice about overdoing their alcohol consumption. And it works amazingly. No fights or car accidents or drunk and disorderliness have occurred in 16 years. We have had no Heimlich maneuvers or CPR or any need for an ambulance at this Party central. This must be some kind of record among all the party centers in the world. That is not to say that we haven't had some really funny incidents as well as some unique things happen at Adam Hall.

Part II Adam's Frolicking with the many Eves he shared

We also forty Priests and Nuns hold an ordination service there and they had to have a deputy watch over the event because the ceremony involved just a wee bit of bit of wine. But hey, you never can tell, I know a few priests who enjoy get hammered. But hey Even Priests and nuns should be forgiven some occasional indulgence only because, if you had to listen to everyone's wrong doings day after day in a tiny confessional booth you might want so liquid anesthesia too. So we followed the township ordinance. The deputy was quite bored that day. The deputies were only really needed for two incidents I had one guy who insisted on smoking cigar in the hall. he was sneaking it under the table as if no one could smell it, and then when he went out on the dance floor I politely asked him to put it out. He rudely ignored me and smirked at me like I was a total ash. so I sicced the deputy on him who then whispered just a few correctional words in his ear and he carried his stogie outside to finish it. I went out and smirked at him and he just continued puffing away. He had acted like a tiny child with a huge tootsie roll that his mom said he couldn't have. The other guy who I like to call the "wall waxier" was very drunk and his fed up girlfriend had decided to break up with him. But instead of taking it like a man he went into my spotless men’s Room and took two large lit candles from the sink counter and smashed them all over the walls and stalls. There was hot wax spattered even on his clothes which made it easy to catch him. So the deputy and I gave him two choices. He could spent the night at a crossbar hotel for vandalism or he could show up the next day, a Sunday and spend what turned out to be hours of work cleaning it all off the walls and stalls. He chose to be there on Sunday with a hair dryer on high and some scrubby pads and a lot of elbow grease under my supervision. He was quite apologetic and he did a really nice, but tedious job.He got caught waxing poetically over his waning love but he made it all right on our end. I guess Neal Sadaka was right, "Breaking up is hard to do." The only time we had the fire department come out was not really a false alarm, it was when a toddler crawled under the D.J.'s table of which the M.C. was unaware and turned the fog machine all the way to the max. No one really noticed the thick fog filling the room until I came out and saw it. They were dancing and drinking and totally invisible to each other. Unfortunately the smoke alarms went off with our very ear busting alarms that could be heard at the street almost 70 yards away. This cleared the Hall quickly but it also brought the fire department out and they were not very happy to be called for just an overabundance of fog. It costs about $5,000 dollars just to take out the trucks. That was the end of allowing any fog machines in the building. By the fire marshal's orders. We were asked by Movie producers to host a cast party there after Liam Neeson finished shooting a scene nearby in our community. His trailer as well as other actor and film crew’s trailers were in the Adam hall lot for a week. The cast party was private so I was not involved in handling it. They had their own security to watch over it all. But it was a rather novel event for the building.I could have mounted a plaque that said Liam Neeson slept here but he was not someone like George Washington and so life went on. It has been a job that has given me a concise study of human nature in all shapes and sizes. I have hung out with eclectic crowds, bizarre gatherings, and shared in the fun events that they all enjoyed. Thousands of dollars have been spent on two year old birthdays with huge inflatables and petting zoos and riding stuffed animals plus magicians and huge bubble blowers and so on. All for the benefit of a toddler who will not even remember the party. But the adults had a most wonderful time. I have been at a Russian wedding where they could not seem to understand that they were not allowed to break each glass after drinking it but they complied. I have had so many pairs of expensive high heels left behind even in the Winter by women who got drunk and took them off and then forgot them. Many walked to their cars without them even in the snow. Most never came back to get them maybe because they were too embarrassed to. I have been given thousands of dollars in tips over the years and I have made many friends who partied there. I always try to accommodate all of their needs and they are very appreciative. After Hundreds of weddings, baby and wedding showers, birthdays, anniversaries, Graduations and sadly funerals I am the ultimate party crasher who was always welcomed. This is a job that is well worth taking and staying with because the benefits are many and the work is enjoyable in each hour spent.

© 2022 Matthew Frederick Blowers III

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