On August 1st, the 501st Legion’s New England Garrison attended a Star Wars Day at the Pierson Library in Shelburne, Vermont. This was a small event, with a Stormtrooper and Scout Trooper attending the event that day. But what it lacked in size, it made up in fun! It was “a ton of fun!” in fact, according to those who were there! They had some activities set up for the kids to play, Star Wars themed snacks, and the kids were thrilled when we walked in to hang with them. Lara (501st recruit and VERY close to being approved) is…
 
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On July 2nd, the William Hall Library in Cranston, RI presented the Cranston Public Library Mini Comic Con. This event was held to promote the library’s summer reading program, and the New England Garrison was happy to help out with such a great cause. The library went all out. They had a costume contest, a photo booth, comic book give-aways, crafts, video gaming, Minecraft, local comic book artists, a display of comic book art by local teens and refreshments. Our troopers report it was a nice little troop. They were even joined by a Rebel Pilot for the Rebel Legion,…
 
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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.

    Members of the 501st Legion’s – New England Garrison and the Rebel Legion’s – Alderaan Base made an appearance at the “Tewksbury Celebrates Star Wars: A Star Wars Symposium” event where all things Star Wars were on display and discussed. A guest speaker, Peter Struzziero (head of Teen Services at Scituate Public Library) was there to share his knowledge and answer questions. There was also a “show and tell” where attendees were able to bring their own Star Wars collectibles and a trivia contest.

The Firaxan Clan of the Mandalorian Mercs teamed up with members of the New England Garrison for an event at the Flint Library in Middleton, Massachusetts. “Sparring Like a Jedi” was a program put on by Garda, a fencing and swordplay group. Lord Vader and his Bounty Hunters were able to visit the event, and took many pictures with the children in attendance.