The event this past weekend, on an almost perfect autumn evening under a waxing moon, was part of a celebration of the lives of Avery, who died in April 2020 at age 81, and his son Troy Evry, who committed suicide in August at age 40.
Over 200 people spent the day wandering around the park, gathering behind the Forevertron to listen to stories of the Everys and music from a live band. There were hot dogs – Tom Avery’s favorite – freshly baked pizza and family members wearing black T-shirts that read “Power on Forevermor!” behind.
Some of the guests used pieces of PVC and percussion hammers to beat rough tunes on dragons, which have needles from pipes of different lengths. Others studied the Bird Orchestra closely, and some had a picnic in the gazebo. Under another, Lady Eleanor Evry, ex-wife of Tom Evry, sold small metal sculptures and metal “time traveler tokens” depicting Forevertron.
But for those who missed out on the first coverage, there are plans to continue Forevertron coverage, possibly during the holidays. No dates have been set yet, but the display adds a new dimension to the park, located south of the Barabu Hills.
“It helps to soothe sadness,” Lady Eleanor said of the loss of two family members 18 months apart. “(Dr. Evermore) will be so flattered you won’t believe it. He always wanted (to light the Forevertron) and never did. It was so difficult and that is why it was so important to have this party. “