On August 15th, the 501st Legion’s New England Garrison, along with the Mando Mercs’ Wampa Clan and Paul B from the R2 Builder’s Club, attended Star Wars Night at Hadlock Field in Portland, Maine, and the Portland Sea Dogs (Double A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox) took on the Akron Rubber Ducks. It was a fun, but long night! – We started the troop by hanging outside as people game into the game. There was a band playing, and the drummer was in a rented Chewbacca costume. But, that didn’t last long, as there was a thunderstorm on the…
 
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Baseball and Star Wars; two great tastes that taste great together! Especially when the New England Garrison is involved! Saturday, July 11th was Star Wars night at the Lowell Spinners, the Single A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. The NEG, along with members of the Rebel Legion and the Mando Mercs, were out in force at LeLachuer Park, as the Spinners took on the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. By all reports, it was a great crowd! Characters included Commander Cody, Emperor Palpatine, an Imperial officer, a Jawa, a Mandolorian Merc, and two Endor Rebel Soldiers. People were ready for pictures…
 
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The New England Garrison, along with the Mando Mercs, were invited back to the the annual Millennium 5K 4 Jake’s Sake , in Hudson, MA, on May 17th.  Jake is a 12 year old boy with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy who loves Star Wars! Jake’s family and the event organizers where so happy to have us there last year, and they we’re very grateful we could attend again this year!  This event will help with medical costs, and home modifications for Jake and his wheelchair. Other funds raised will go to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1994, which is trying to…
 
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The 501st Legion’s New England Garrison, along with the Mando Merc’s Wampa Clan, were invited to attend the Bangor Comic & Toy Con in Bangor, Maine, the weekend of April 25th & 26th. This was the first year for the BC&TC, and the con was a great success!  It was a perfect mix of sellers, artists, celebrities, entertainers, cosplayers, and others! The New England Garrison was a big hit at the con!  People where lining up to have their photos taken with Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers, or to jump into our life-sized trash compactor.  And people loved when we…
 
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On Saturday, April 11th, 2015, The 501st’s New England Garrison and The Mando Merc’s Wampa Clan was invited to Crossroad Games in Standish, Maine.  This was for Crossroad Games 2nd Annual Table Top Games Marathon.  Gamer’s came to the store to play their favorite games for 24 hours, and to raise money for the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland, Maine.  Last year, the even raised $1400.  This year, they raised over $5000! The event was not only a success in the amount of money raised for this good cause, it was also a hit with gamers!  In fact, at…
 
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