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☢ Halloween Music Mash ☢

  • Oct 26, 2013 · 2:00 PM
  • The Hyson's Barn

RSVP by 10/19/13 - if you dare!

Halloween Music Mash in The Barn

Saturday, October 26th from 2:00 until?(the/your end)?

Hosted by the Hyson’s

Many of our friends have asked us if we’d like to host a Halloween Party in THE Heated BARN, and we thought it would be a hoot, so here it is:

The Halloween Mash

Schedule of Events

2:00 PM - Music in the Barn begins

3:00-4:00 PM - Eating and Chili Contest

7:00-8:00 PM - Costume voting and prizes

9:00 PM - Bonfire with Acoustic Jam/Circle

Since it is getting chilly, and days are shorter, the barn will be heated adequately with propane space heaters. There will be sound for the stage and lights for the evening entertainment. We have taken into consideration everyone’s suggestions, and the stage set up will be a little different.

Costumes are not required, but there will be prizes for the following: funniest, most original, and scariest; and everyone will be voting for their favorite costumes. 

There will also be a contest for the tastiest home-made chili. Now, can anyone beat this chili? It was June Carter Cash’s recipe! Five judges will let us know. We have two judges so far: Dave Smith and Marv Egolf. We need three more chili judges (folks not competing in the chili contest). Please comment if you wish to enter the chili contest. We can accept up to 8 entries only due to electric outlet supply. We need to know who's bringing chili for the contest so please speak up now in a comment.

There will be a bonfire again, and acoustic music will ring out at the bonfire at 9:00 p.m. or so after the costume prizes are awarded. 

We’ll see if Gary’s Great Uncle Nelson Rehmeyer, the man in the picture, who was hung for allegedly being a witch, will come back this year from the dead to seek his revenge once again. Let’s see if he does at the bonfire, where the true story will be revealed.


Items you will need and other things to bring along:


· Chairs

· A Dish to share-no cake please. There will be birthday cake to share.

· Cameras and other electronics

· Costumes-it’s a hoot!

· Old shoes, no high heels, and items for the bonfire such as blankets, roasting rods for marshmallows and extra to share, hot dogs, etc.

Pointers and other stuff

No pig will die for the Mash, but other sacrifices are in the hands of Nelson.

By the way, anyone know what happened to our cat?

The bats are hanging in the rafters waiting for some good ole barn mash music!

Hope to see you at the Mash to get Witchy with us!!!!!!!

RSVP by 10/19/13

Please comment if you wish to enter the chili contest. We can accept up to 8 entries only due to electric outlet supply. We need to know who's bringing chili for the contest now so please speak up in a comment.

If anyone has extra roasting rods, message us via Meetup. Gary can make some sticks for anyone that wants them to roast marshmallows.

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  • Mary Barker H.

    Please message me with your email address and phone number to put in my files. Thanks

    October 29, 2013

  • Mary Barker H.

    Everyone was very pleased with the sound, so thank you Stu for doing such a great job, and I have to say your professionalism, respect for others, patients, reliability, and musicianship is commendable. A special thanks to Marv and Mike, not only are you both gifted musicians but your dedication, time, and, hard work that is given everyday does not go unnoticed. Also to Jeffrey Wolk, my friend and neighbor for taking some great pictures and we can’t wait to have him take pictures taken of our son. The other pictures that were taken were very good candid shots too and fun to look back on.
    The jam at the end was an ultimate finish after a fine day of music. It was nice that everyone was able to have plenty of playing time and then relax and enjoy the bonfire.

    1 · October 29, 2013

  • Mary Barker H.

    The surprise that was not announced was our special guest, Nelson Rehmeyer’s granddaughter, who did card readings for many of the guest. If you’re interested in knowing about who she really is then google Hex murders and the name Nelson Rehmeyer should come up. Hollywood is coming to Rehmeyer’s hollow, where his granddaughter was born, to make a movie this summer. There is currently a book out now about the murder.

    1 · October 29, 2013

  • Mary Barker H.

    Here is a recap of the contest winners... The chili contest winner was Pamela Jennings, styling as “lady Gaga”. Larry Williams came in a close second place. The costume winners were claimed by the Hinkleman’s and guest, a clean sweep for prizes of light operated Halloween pictures. It turns out Pamela loves barns and she won the picture of a barn with the lighted lantern in the window and the Hinkelman’s mentioned they had been looking at pictures like the ones they won. I’m glad the contest winners were all pleased with their prizes.

    1 · October 29, 2013

  • Mary Barker H.

    I apologize for not getting this out earlier but we’re having trouble with the server. .

    Thank you everyone for coming out and celebrating with us, and bringing really good food, and for sharing your musical talent and for the ones that appreciated listening too. For the members that signed up but could not make it due to illness, I hope you’re feeling better soon. My son, Mitch, had a bad case of bronchitis and sore throat last week. Many people are also struggling right now with the change of the weather, and seasonal allergies, and the watery eyes, stuffiness, headaches, and the run down feeling that goes with it is the worst.

    1 · October 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks also to Jeffrey Wolk for his photographic contributions! You can always tell when Jeffrey is behind the camera.

    1 · October 28, 2013

  • Joe M.

    Many thanks to Mary and crew for a wonderful night, great food and hospitality and fun jam to end on a high note! Please have another soon, as anyone who misses these is missing a great

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mary & Gary: once again thank you for your generosity, for providing and hosting such a fine venue. I agree with what others have said about what a great time it was.

    Also, I enjoyed the costumes I saw while I was there; they were outstanding!

    Congratulations to the 'Dead Henklemens' and their accomplice 'Voodoo Doll'...for walking away with the prizes. Outstanding!

    Definitely a good time. Can't wait for the next one...

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • Jay

    I had a blast. What a talented, fun, and generous group of folks! The Barn is AMAZING. Many thanks to Mary, Gary and Stu for creating a super space for the creativity and fun to flourish. Great music, great people, great FUN. I'm grateful to everyone who attended for adding their good energy to this fantastic celebration! I'm still smiling.

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another incredible day on the farm. Kudos to Mary and Gary for their gracious hospitality and the many efforts expended to organize and host yesterday’s sensational event. The barn was setup beautifully, the ambiance was spot-on and the attention to detail was apparent and appreciated!

    I thoroughly enjoyed all performances, the delicious food, the costumes and the awesome jam toward the end of the evening! But above all, just havin’ the opportunity to hang-out with friends in such a convivial atmosphere really made this a special day!

    And to my friend and guitar player extraordinaire, “Mississippi Stu Miller”…the sound was phenomenal!

    2 · October 27, 2013

  • Will J.

    I could NOT find Hyson's Barn or anyone who had heard of it. Came home, ran scales, and worked on my new album.

    October 26, 2013

    • Joe M.

      15566 hyson school rd stewartstown pa, departing for there now

      October 26, 2013

    • Will J.

      I screwed up in getting directions. My fault.

      October 27, 2013

  • David H.

    I had a BOOO-T-Full time!!! Can't wait till next time!!!

    1 · October 27, 2013

  • Rudy

    Natalie and I sorry we missed i. :( We love the barn, farm and BGG. Hope to see everyone, soon! :)

    October 26, 2013

  • Rudy

    Natalie and I are sorry we missed it. :( We hope you had fun and to see you soon. Live the barn, farm and BGG!!

    October 26, 2013

  • Joe M.

    Bath remodel and nasty head cold throwing schedule off...hope to make it up later as soon as alka seltzer kicks in

    1 · October 26, 2013

  • Marv E.

    Folks, if you have changed your e-mail address since signing up through Meetup, please make sure your current e-mail address is part of your profile.

    October 26, 2013

  • Will J.

    I have a costume, but it's pretty lame. If no one else is wearing one I can easily lose it.

    October 25, 2013

  • Mary Barker H.

    Hi everyone,
    Just a reminder to watch out for the deer, the cooler weather has them on the move. Please comment if you are going to dress in costume because if it is only a handful, they may want to know that they would be the only ones and change their minds.
    Pamela Jennings is also making chilli and we have Judges.
    See you all here at the Mash

    1 · October 25, 2013

  • Will J.

    I ain't bringing no chili. I'd like to play at the open mic.

    1 · October 24, 2013

  • Marv E.

    No one has said they're bringing chili for the competition so we guess Mary will have to win the prize with her June Carter chili. How many of you plan to signup and lead a slot in the open mic portion of the event program?

    October 23, 2013

  • Marv E.

    Anybody bringing chili for the contest? Bringing but don't want to compete? That's okay too.

    October 21, 2013

  • Mike

    With regrets having to miss it.

    October 19, 2013

  • Beth

    Strike #2. I'm sorry to miss another one because of prior commitments. It looks like it's going to be a blast.

    October 11, 2013

  • Randy

    Damn, I already committed to another event, and got the dates confused, so I won't be able to attend. Y'all have a blast!

    October 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Damn! There's that ban on high heels again! Guess I'll just have to wear my regular shoes!!

    2 · October 9, 2013

  • Marv E.

    Bring outer garments in case you get the chills.....

    October 9, 2013

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