On Saturday, October 31st, members of the 501st New England Garrison and Alderaan Base participated in the Rutland Halloween Parade. “The Rutland Halloween Parade is an annual event held on (or around) Halloween in the city of Rutland, Vermont, since 1960. The parade has a strong superhero theme and has been the setting for a number of comic book adventures. Local officials maintain that it is one of the largest and longest running Halloween parade in the United States.”

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 24th, members of the 501st New England Garrison and Alderaan Base attended the ‘Plympton Elementary Fall Festival’ in Waltham, MA. “The Plympton Elementary School Fall Festival is a Fall/Halloween-themed event to celebrate the Plympton Elementary School community and raise funds for the Plympton Elementary PTO. This year’s event will feature food, games, events and activities taking place within the school building and on the athletic field.”

On Saturday, October 24th, members of the 501st New England Garrison paid a visit to the Cedar Hills Country Club in Stoughton, MA for a Halloween Hay Ride.

On Sunday, October 18th, members of the 501st New England Garrison and Alderaan Base attended the ‘Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk’ in Burlington, VT. Troopers were on hand to greet walk team members as they entered the park to register their teams.