Peel the Pumpkin

From IAGSDCWiki

Each year since 1985, Times Squares has hosted a fly-in in late October, originally with a simple Halloween theme. About the start of the new millennium, the club adopted a distinct theme for each fly-in, as did many IAGSDC clubs. Peel the Pumpkin kept the costume aspect of Halloween, but allowed for a different and fresh atmosphere each year. There is a costume parade on Saturday night.

Originally held in various venues in New York, with members hosting many out-of-town travelers. As venue and hotel costs soared, alternative locations in nearby New Jersey helped keep costs down.

History

# Year Date City State Venue Theme Callers
1 1985 Oct 18-20 New York NY PS 3
2 1986 Oct 24-26 New York NY PS 3
3 1987 Oct 23-25 New York NY PS 3
4 1988 Oct 28-30 New York NY PS 3, Fourth Universalist Society, Tracks Manny Amor, Bill Eyler, Dan Koft, Chris Phillips
5 1989 Oct 27-29 New York NY PS 3 Lou Flego, Joe Landl, Glenn Matthew
6 1990 Oct 26-28 New York NY PS 3 Mike Desisto
7 1991 Oct 25-27 New York NY PS 3 Ray Brendzy, Mike Desisto
8 1992 Oct 30-Nov 01 New York NY PS 3 Saundra Bryant, Todd Fellegy
9 1993 Oct 29-31 New York NY PS 3 Betsy Gotta, Mike Jacobs, Nick Martellacci
10 1994 Oct 28-30 New York NY PS 41, LGBT Community Center Stan Kopman, Anne Uebelacker
11 1995 Oct 27-29 New York NY PS 41 Saundra Bryant, Todd Fellegy
12 1996 Oct 25-27 New York NY PS 3 Bill Eyler, Glenn Matthew, Ett McAtee
13 1997 Oct 24-26 New York NY PS 3 Todd Fellegy, Mike Jacobs
14 1998 Oct 23-25 New York NY PS 3 Barry Clasper, Nick Martellacci, Bronc Wise
15 1999 Oct 29-31 New York NY PS 3 (15th Annual) Tom Rinker, Anne Uebelacker
16 2000 Oct 27-29 New York NY PS 3 A Hillbilly Halloween Johnny Preston, Anne Uebelacker
17 2001 Oct 26-28 New York NY PS 3 A Queen’s Ball : The Command Performance
18 2002 Oct 18-20 New York NY PS 3 Uniforms on Parade Tim Marriner, Anne Uebelacker
19 2003 Oct 24-26 New York NY PS 3 Vegas Wedding Saundra Bryant, John Marshall, Nick Martellacci
20 2004 Oct 22-24 New York NY PS 3 Times Squares Goes Broadway (20th Annual) Betsy Gotta, Tom Miller, Chris Phillips
21 2005 Oct 21-23 New York NY PS 3 A Masked Ball Tim Marriner, Nick Martellacci, Ben Rubright, Anne Uebelacker
22 2006 Oct 20-22 Asbury Park NJ Berkeley-Carteret Hotel At the Beach Betsy Gotta, Tom Miller, Andy Shore
23 2007 Oct 19-21 Tinton Falls NJ Holiday Inn Diamonds Are Forever : A 2007 Adventure Nick Martellacci, Ben Rubright, Anne Uebelacker
24 2008 Oct 24-26 Asbury Park NJ Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel Voulez Vous Sashay Avec Moi?! Betsy Gotta, Tim Marriner, John Marshall
25 2009 Oct 23-25 Asbury Park NJ Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel Flip the Mattress (25th Annual) Saundra Bryant, Nick Martellacci, Tom Miller
26 2010 Oct 22-24 Asbury Park NJ Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel Wheel Around the World Anne Uebelacker, Betsy Gotta, Dayle Hodge, Michael Maltenfort
27 2011 Oct 21-23 Asbury Park NJ Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel Scream Chain Thru Deborah Carroll-Jones, Bill Eyler, Nick Martellacci, Ken Ritucci
28 2012 Oct 19-21 Asbury Park NJ Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel Extend the Holiday and Spread the Cheer Vic Ceder, Betsy Gotta, Dayle Hodge, Michael Kellogg, Howard Richman
29 2013 Oct 04-06 Asbury Park NJ Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel Mike Kellogg, Nick Martellacci, Tom Miller, Jet Roberts
30 2014 Oct 23-25 Iselin NJ Hotel Woodbridge Cast a Royal Shadow (30th Annual) Saundra Bryant, Betsy Gotta, Bill Harrison, Dayle Hodge,
Dan Koft, Tim Marriner, John Marshall, Nick Martellacci,
Daryl Murphy, Chris Phillips, Howard Richman, Anne Uebelacker
31 2015 Oct 16-18 Iselin NJ Hotel Woodbridge Foot Loose and Fancy Free Todd Fellegy, John Marshall, Nick Martellacci
32 2016 Oct 28-30 Iselin NJ Hotel Woodbridge Saundra Bryant, Jeremy Butler, Betsy Gotta
33 2017 Oct 27-29 Iselin NJ APA Hotel Woodbridge Alice in Wonderland Todd Fellegy, Betsy Gotta, Chris Phillips
34 2018 Oct 26-28 Fort Lee NJ DoubleTree by Hilton Under the Big Top Saundra Bryant, Betsy Gotta, Ted Lizotte
35 2019 Nov 1-3 Fort Lee NJ DoubleTree by Hilton Sci-Fi Swing By Betsy Gotta, Bill Harrison, Tom Miller

External Links

Peel the Pumpkin website.