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 July 11th, members of the New England Garrison attended Star Wars Night at the Topsfield Library in Topsfield, Massachusetts. Even though the weather was hot and humid, it didn’t keep the Star Wars fans away. Guests were treated to snacks and treats, as well as a supply of library books and other games to play. Many pictures were taken by visitors, both young and old. The evening concluded with a raffle of prizes, courtesy of DK Publishing.

  On Saturday, June 22nd, members of the Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base and the 501st Legion – New England Garrison went down to the Knights of Columbus hall in Attleboro, MA in support of the Rhode Island Blood Center and local author Ryder Windham. The troopers posed for pictures with guests and blood donors alike as they came out to see Mr. Windham speak about the Clone Wars, a period of time in the Star Wars universe that takes place between Episode 2 and 3. Guests that donated blood were treated to some gifts like action figures and comics….
 
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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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Members of the New England Garrison supported the Rebel Legion’s local unit Alderaan Base at Rhode Island Comic Con. Troopers were on hand to pose for pictures with con-goers and paricipate in a blood drive sponsored by the Rhode Island Blood Center and hosted by Star Wars author Ryder Windham. In addition to his efforts with the blood drive, Mr. Windham was also signing copies of his books and donating all of the proceeds from those sales to Toys-For-Tots. This was our first time at this convention and with the large list of special guests and the excitement of fans…
 
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