On Saturday, November 29th, Darth Vader, Plo Koon, and an Endor Commando marched in the City of Lights parade in Lowell, MA. This parade is the grand finale to a day of festivities that ends with the ceremonial lighting of the downtown area, officially kicking off the holiday season. The trio were also joined by Captain America and Black Widow of the Avengers as they walked the parade route. Their mission was to help support a local non-profit group called STEP, short for Special Teams for Exceptional People. STEP’s mission is to provide sports activities and social gatherings for kids…
 
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On Saturday, January 25th members of the 501st New England Garrison, the Rebel Legion Alderaan Base, and the Firaxan Clan of Mandalorian Mercs arrived at the Tsongas Center for a matchup between the UMASS Lowell River Hawks and the Providence College Friars. Darth Vader was escorted by a fleet of his faithful troopers and also guarded by a squad of bounty hunters, led by the fearless Boba Fett. The Jedi Order was also represented by two noble Jedi Knights who were accompanied by athe loyal droid R2-D2. Everyone in attendance was able to meet and get photos with their favorite…
 
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On Saturday, July 13th members of the New England Garrison and Alderaan Base made a return trip to LeLacheur Park in Lowell, MA for “Star Wars Day with the Spinners”. After being rained out last year the Emperor and a squad of faithful troopers, along with his apprentice Darth Vader, took to the field and the stands. In addition to the dark forces present at the game, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi was escorted by a pair of skilled X-Wing pilots. This was a fun day filled with beautiful weather, baseball, and Star Wars and all in attendance had a great…
 
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  Lord Vader and his squad of troopers arrived in Lowell, MA along with a crew of Rebels and Jedi, a Clonetrooper and a Mandalorian hunter for the annual Star Wars night at the Tsongas Center. Everyone enjoyed seeing their favorite characters and taking pictures with them during the game. They also played a game called the “Droid Hunt” where kids had to approach the troopers and turn over a Droid to the Empire. It was a great night and everyone had a lot of fun!

On Saturday, February 25th members of the 501st Legion – New England Garrison and Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base arrived in Lowell, MA to troop a hockey game between the UMASS Lowell River Hawks and the Merrimac Bears. A quartet of Clonetroopers alongside Jedi General Obi-Wan Kenobi, a squad of Stormtroopers and a pair of TIE Pilots escorting the Emperor were on hand to meet fans and pose for pictures. In addition to the troopers in attendance everyone was also greeted by a droid known all over the galaxy, R2-D2! This was the 3rd annual ‘Star Wars Night’ with the…
 
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