On June 26th, members of the 501st Legion’s New England Garrison and the Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base were invited to attend a performance of the One-Man Star Wars Trilogy by Charlie Ross, at the Regent Theater in Arlington, MA. Two Biker Scouts, a Stormtrooper and Princess Leia were in attendance. They said it may have been “the easiest troop ever!”. Troopers walked around town and greeted people in front of the theater for about an hour total, then came in for club sandwiches in their roomy dressing room! Then, they were able to watch the last 2/3 of the show….
 
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Saturday, June 13, 2015, the Intergalactic Alliance (IA) organization invited members of the 501st and Rebel Legions to participate in the 45th annual Boston Pride Parade. As IA is an inclusive group, members of other costuming organizations joined in the event. Boston Pride welcomed all members with open arms, and attendees were ecstatic to see all costumed participants marching along the parade route. IA is especially grateful to all 501st and Rebel Legions members that attended and supported the event. Legion members, Davira Kuy, Sean and Krista Carmichael founded IA as a means for costumers of different genres to march…
 
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On Wednesday, June 10th, the New England Garrison was once again invited back to attend and event with Hasbro, in Providence, RI. This time it was for their Global Sales Meeting. Troopers were asked to stand guard at various entrances and be available for photo ops with Hasbro senior region leaders who were in attendance. The crowd were really polite and many of them wanted pictures with us. They had a professional photo booth there, not the rent a booth kind, but a professional photographer with a back drop and lighting, props for the guests to use, and of course,…
 
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On Sunday, June 7th, the 501st Legion’s New England Garrison was invited to attend the annual Bowl-A-Thon for STEP, Inc. These event is a big source of revenue for the non-profit program that runs athletic programs and social activities for kids and adults with special needs. The event was held at the Brunswick Zone in Lowell, Ma. Our troopers were there to take photos with participants, and also to throw a few balls! The kids who where there (and the kids at heart) had a blast seeing our guys all suited up. When it came to the actual bowling, naturally…
 
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On May 31st, member of the 501st Legion’s New England Garrison, along with members of The Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base, were invited to the “Be a Rebel, Read a Book!” event held at Water Street Books, in Exeter, NH. Book publisher Dorling Kindersley (DK) launched the nationwide “Star Wars: Read a Book, Be a Rebel” initiative. Water Street Bookstore was selected as an official event site. The goal of the imitative was to show kids that their favorite Star Wars characters could be found in books, not just on the screen! At the store they set up a huge Star…
 
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