On Sunday, October 25th, members of the 501st New England Garrison and Alderaan Base joined forces to march in the Lion’s Club ‘Woburn Halloween Parade’. “This event draws in excess of 80,000 people a year, hosting over 25 bands and more that 90 floats from local groups and organizations. The parade route begins at the intersection (rotary) of Rt. 38 and I-95 by the Woburn Cinema/Crowne Plaza, exit 35 off of I-95 heading south on route 38, Main Street Woburn Traveling for 2.2 miles to the Woburn/Winchester Line. It’s a true family event filled with kids and full of fun.”

On Saturday, October 17th, members of the 501st New England Garrison attended the ‘Palmer Pumpkin Palooza’ festival. “Palmer Soccer Association and Gotta Dance are organizing the Palmer Pumpkin Palooza. This exciting community event is designed to celebrate the fabulous fall gourd, the Pumpkin. Last year we had some amazing carved pumpkins on display. This year we hope to double the size of this display. We will have entertainment, food and merchandise vendors as well as several community groups providing activities.” Troopers were on hand to greet festival guests and pose for pictures.

On Sunday, September 21st members of the 501st New England Garrison paid a special visit to a very special person. Peter Allen dreamed of joining the 501st but unfortunately was diagnosed with ALS before he could finish his TIE Pilot costume. So members of the garrison took it upon themselves to finish the costume for Peter and make sure that his dream came true. Welcome to the 501st Legion pilot!!!

During the weekend of September 13th and 14th members of the New England Garrison and Alderaan Base attended Granite State Comic Con in Manchester, NH. Troopers and Jedi were there to greet sci-fi fans and comic book enthusiasts as they patrolled the aisles. We also brought out our Death Star Trash Compactor and Action Figure photo backdrop for everyone to enjoy! It was a great weekend and lots of fun pictures were taken with our members and fellow costumers.

On Saturday, September 13th, members of the 501st Legion – New England Garrison and Connecticut Garrison participated an the Shriners Children’s Hospital Walk-a-Thon fundraiser! These dedicated troopers marched onto the¬†hospital grounds to greet walkers and cheer them on as they donated their time to help out with this great cause. The hospital in Springfield offers world-class medical care to those in need, regardless of their ability to pay. For more information about how you could help the Shriners Children’s Hospital please visit their website.¬†https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/Locations/springfield