On Saturday, October 5th members of the 501st New England Garrison and the Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base participated in the nation-wide event called Star Wars Reads Day, which is geared towards getting more children interested in reading. Troopers from both groups fanned out across the region to make appearances in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. At the Rhode Island event, which was held at the Barnes & Noble in Warwick, Star Wars author and Rebel Legion member Ryder Windham was present to not only talk about Star Wars with attendees but to also support the Rhode Island Blood…
 
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On Saturday September 21, 2013 members of the New England Garrison and Alderaan Base attended the 3rd Annual Skating for Hope event held at the Hart Recreation Center ice rink of Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. The Emperor, Biker Scout, Shadow Scout, Darth Nihlus, and four Jedi were in attendance. This event raises funds to support the Hope Lodge Boston, which is a free cancer rehab facility. It is organized by Dave McGrath, a brain cancer survivor who used the Hope Lodge in his recovery. Troopers entered the rink to a fanfare of Star Wars music; Imperial March for the Imperials…
 
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On August 17, 2013, members of the New England Garrison (NEG) appeared at the Amesbury, Massachusetts Relay for Life, a benefit program for the American Cancer Society. Darth Vader, accompanied by a Stormtrooper, TIE pilot, Shadow Scout and Pre Visla, enjoyed walking with participants around the relay track while Star Wars music played throughout the stadium. Tom Hanshaw, an officer for crime prevention and community relations at the Amesbury Police Dept, provided a fun and festive Star Wars photo booth. During the troop, the NEG took a moment at the Memorium tent to remember our Eternal Legionnaires as well as…
 
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Members of the 501st Legion’s ‘New England Garrison’ and the Rebel Legion’s ‘Alderaan Base’ teamed up once again to attend this annual event. Members were on-hand to pose for pictures with the event attendees, talk about Star Wars, and collect donations for Toys-For-Tots. We were also joined once again by Star Wars author Ryder Windham, who signed autographs of his books and donated the proceeds to our Toys-For-Tots collection. In addition to the troopers at the con, his excellency Jabba the Hutt graced con-goers with his presence. After adding up the totals collected at Super MegaFest and at Rhode Island…
 
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On May 13, 2012, members of the Rebel Legion - Alderaan Base and the 501st Legion - New England Garrison of the took part in the fourth-annual Pawtucket Red Sox “Star Wars Day” at McCoy Stadium. The characters in attendance participated in a pre-game photo session in the barbecue area before Captain Rex took to the mound and threw out the day’s first pitch… Right over the plate! The photo area on the first base concourse took in over $200 towards the PawSox Charitable Foundation. Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun! See all of the pictures taken at this event…
 
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