On December 27th, 2014, members of the 501st New England Garrison, along with the Rebel Legion Alderaan Base and the Mando Mercs Firaxan Clan were invited to join our new Andorian friends Ell and Vynni – The Farthest Star and other Star Trek costumers for annual the Galaxy Blood Drive.  Organized by author Ryder Windham and the The Rhode Island Blood Center, the event was held at the Providence Public Library. Not only was this a “Wars vs Trek” event, it also had a touch of West vs East, as there was a competing blod drive being held on the same day the Cloud City Garrison…
 
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On Sunday, December 21st, members of the 501st Legion – New England Garrison and the Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base were invited to join the Boston Super Hero Group for an event called “Cupcakes for Heroes”, sponsored by Hero Helpers of America. The event was geared towards helping homeless and injured veterans. At the event, over 3000 cupcakes were decorated by attendees, and letter donated to a local veterans shelter. The event was held at Splitsville & Howl at the Moon bowling alley at Patriot Place in Foxboro, and as you can see, a few games were had in costume, which…
 
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On Saturday, November 29th, Darth Vader, Plo Koon, and an Endor Commando marched in the City of Lights parade in Lowell, MA. This parade is the grand finale to a day of festivities that ends with the ceremonial lighting of the downtown area, officially kicking off the holiday season. The trio were also joined by Captain America and Black Widow of the Avengers as they walked the parade route. Their mission was to help support a local non-profit group called STEP, short for Special Teams for Exceptional People. STEP’s mission is to provide sports activities and social gatherings for kids…
 
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  During the weekend of November 1st, members of the New England Garrison and Alderaan Base attended the 3rd Annual Rhode Island Comic Con in Providence. While the con had some issues with overcrowding, which lead to some ticket holders from being locked out for a period, the weekend was a big success for the NEG. We raised a grand total of $1414.74 for the Hasbro Children’s Hospital. There was also a Blood Drive at the con, which collected 49 pints of “the good stuff”. The Garrison booth was, as always, very popular with the convention attendies. One couple even…
 
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On Sunday, October 26th, members of the New England Garrison, Alderaan Base and the Mando Mercs marched in the 60th annual Woburn Lions Club Halloween Parade in Woburn, MA.   We had 41 troopers (plus 3 younglings) marching along Main Street. There was a solid grouping of OT characters for the Empire and a great looking crew of Jedi up front. And Firaxan Clan got into the mix by pulling together a 4-man line of their own to join us. For the second year in a row we really pulled out all the stops for this event! The President of the Lion’s Club…
 
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