The Event

My friends,

On the 27th of June 2013, A Celebration of Friends, Inc. (ACOF), commemorated its twelfth anniversary in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  Four hundred and ninety-two (four hundred twenty-four fully registered with sixty-eight day passes) mature gay men came from thirty-seven states and Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Denmark, England, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece. Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico and Spain.  

The oldest participant was ninety-three years young while the youngest was twenty-two years old.

The average age fifty-five years.

ACOF is a registered 501(c)4 non-profit corporation dedicated to providing yearly conventions or "Celebrations" for senior gay men and their admirers. The friendships and social connections of the participants, in many instances, span more than twenty years.  ACOF has provided contributions in excess of $160,000 to Broward County area non-profits including The South Florida Pride Center, Tuesday’s Angels Inc and other charitable corporations.

For those of you seeking camaraderie with mature gay men, the A Celebration of Friends weekend is the place to be.  ACOF is proud to share an alliance with other premiere mature gay mens organizations: Prime Timers World Wide, The Caffmos Connection and The Mature Aussie Network.  All who either maintain a Hospitality suite for their chapters or publicity tables during the Celebration.

We are looking forward to an even bigger and more active Celebration weekend this year at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at Seaword, 17 - 20 July 2014!

Come and join us my friends, it will change you life forever.

Tom (Tomcat) Pence

Founder/President/Executive Officer

A Celebration of Friends, Inc.

A Habitat of Friends, Inc.