On Saturday, October 31st, members of the 501st New England Garrison and Alderaan Base participated in the Rutland Halloween Parade. “The Rutland Halloween Parade is an annual event held on (or around) Halloween in the city of Rutland, Vermont, since 1960. The parade has a strong superhero theme and has been the setting for a number of comic book adventures. Local officials maintain that it is one of the largest and longest running Halloween parade in the United States.”

On Sunday, October 25th, members of the 501st New England Garrison and Alderaan Base joined forces to march in the Lion’s Club ‘Woburn Halloween Parade’. “This event draws in excess of 80,000 people a year, hosting over 25 bands and more that 90 floats from local groups and organizations. The parade route begins at the intersection (rotary) of Rt. 38 and I-95 by the Woburn Cinema/Crowne Plaza, exit 35 off of I-95 heading south on route 38, Main Street Woburn Traveling for 2.2 miles to the Woburn/Winchester Line. It’s a true family event filled with kids and full of fun.”

On Saturday, October 24th, members of the 501st New England Garrison and Alderaan Base attended the ‘Plympton Elementary Fall Festival’ in Waltham, MA. “The Plympton Elementary School Fall Festival is a Fall/Halloween-themed event to celebrate the Plympton Elementary School community and raise funds for the Plympton Elementary PTO. This year’s event will feature food, games, events and activities taking place within the school building and on the athletic field.”

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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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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