Cocktail the evening away, show off your abs and raise cash for a charity? It’s a trifecta of goodness that must mean it’s the Halloween holigay. Welcome to Gays & Goblins 5.0.
The popular annual house party went even bigger this year, attracting hundreds to the Kirkwood home of gay do-gooder Chad Buckles and his partner. The kitchen converted into the lobby, garage bays into heavy-pouring bars and the driveway into a tented gathering spot for superheroes, firefighters, zombies, jocks, cowboys and more.
The party returned last year (view photos) after a respite and raised $3,700 for Open Hand, which provides meals to chronically-ill Atlantans. When the cash was counted after Saturday’s event, all those gays and goblins raised $10,100. Open Hand officials say that’s enough to provide fresh ingredients for 5,430 meals.