On Saturday, April 11th, 2015, The 501st’s New England Garrison and The Mando Merc’s Wampa Clan was invited to Crossroad Games in Standish, Maine.  This was for Crossroad Games 2nd Annual Table Top Games Marathon.  Gamer’s came to the store to play their favorite games for 24 hours, and to raise money for the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland, Maine.  Last year, the even raised $1400.  This year, they raised over $5000! The event was not only a success in the amount of money raised for this good cause, it was also a hit with gamers!  In fact, at…
 
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On Sunday, March 22nd, The New England Garrison, along with Alderaan Base, was invited to attend the Manchester Monarchs hockey game in Manchester, NH.  The day was also the birthday of Max, the mascot of the Monarchs. Reports from our troops state that it was a fun time, with lots to do.  We were on the concourse, greeting fans as they came and and posed for photos.  During the night, there was a dance contest with some of the kids from the game, and a birthday cake for Max.  And Max even competed against one of our Biker Scouts in…
 
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  On Sunday, March 15th, the New England Garrison kicked off the unofficial start to the trooping season by marching in the annual Boston’s St Patrick’s Day Parade. We were joined by members of the Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base and the Mando Mercs, as well as troopers visiting from the Empire City Garrison! The morning started off with a breakfast tailgate party! Big thanks to Jess and Andy for all that they did! It was awesome to have some hot food to fight off the cold. The weather was a factor on this day, keeping some troopers with a bit…
 
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With the re-launch of Star Wars comics by Marvel Comics, Rah-CoCo’s Collectibles in Providence, RI invited The New England Garrison to attend their event celebrating the day.  To help mark the fact that Disney/Lucasfilm is bringing the comic series back to the original publisher, the store also had local comic & sci-fi creators attending. Troopers in attendance said it was a small outing, by “the store owners were very nice to us. Everyone else was very cool as well.”  Thank you to everyone who attended and helped mark this historic event in the Star Wars timeline!

  On January 16th, 2015, The New England Garrison & Alderaan Base were invited to a blood drive held by radio station WZLX 100.7 at the Salem Waterfront Hotel in Salem, Massachusetts.  This evening was the standard routine for blood drives, where we posed for pictures with donors and their families, and of course when possible, donate a few pints ourselves!    We had a small turn out for these event, but the reports we received was that it was a lot of fun for those who attended!