I have protested as many times as they have made parties, and would have stopped this many years ago, but my wife and my father in law say that if people want to express hakaras hatov and kavod hatorah, I have no right to interfere. My wife says says that expressing hakaras hatov is good for the soul, and especially in limud hatorah it enhances the entire experience and what you retain. Giving it chashivus makes it more chashuv. And the truth is that saying the shiur for so long is not easy. There are times when it is very difficult, and there is a yetzer hara to just drop it and do something else. Knowing that my chevra so sincerely appreciate it, and that they dedicate a large part of their lives to attending the shiur- I see some of them more than their own children see them- make it impossible to consider stopping.
During the shiur, the only pictures that were taken were on an old polaroid instamatic, which doesn't translate well to the net. But here are some pictures my brother took at my mother's house after the party.