On Sunday, March 29th, The New England Garrison, along with Alderaan Base, was invited to attend the Worcester Sharks hockey game in Worcester, MA. The day was also the birthday of Finz, the mascot of the Sharks. By all reports, this was a great troop. One trooper even called it “easy”! Plenty for the troopers to do, such as dropping the puck and attending the birthday party for Finz, but there was also plenty of “down time” to mingle with the crowd. Both on the concourse and in the lobby, many photos were taken with the fans! All in all,…
 
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On February 28th, the New England Garrison, along with the Rebel Legion and the Mando Mercs, were invited to Star Wars Hockey night, as the UMass Lowell River Hawks took on the University of Vermont Catamounts. The Garrison suited up before the doors opened to the public, then walked around the lobby to greet people as they came in for the game. Troopers then walked around the upper area of the arena during the game. There were many “photo ops” with fans through out the evening! Garrison members were even able to walk out on the ice, waving to the…
 
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  On February 28th, the New England Garrison, along with the Alderaan Base, and costumed super-heros, pirates, KISS impersonators and many others, gathered for the rockin’ Benefit for Emma.  The night was a fundraiser for a six year old girl who is battling cancer. Ten Thousand Dollars was raised that night, through donations, auctions and raffles. And it was good time too! There was live music, many children in attendance, plenty of food & drink, and lots of good friends. With so many people in costume, the night had the feel of a mini con! For more information about Emma, and…
 
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The New England Garrison was invited to a gathering by a family in Lowell, Massachusetts, who wanted to introduce their kids to Star Wars the right way… on the big screen! They rented out an auditorium at the Luna Theater and invited friends and family to come hang out, watch the movie and meet the New England Garrison and Alderaan Base. It was a great time for all involved, and the family was very appreciative for the troopers who came to the screening. UPDATE:  The father of this family wrote a great synopsis of the night, and posted it online…
 
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  On January 16th, 2015, The New England Garrison & Alderaan Base were invited to a blood drive held by radio station WZLX 100.7 at the Salem Waterfront Hotel in Salem, Massachusetts.  This evening was the standard routine for blood drives, where we posed for pictures with donors and their families, and of course when possible, donate a few pints ourselves!    We had a small turn out for these event, but the reports we received was that it was a lot of fun for those who attended!