On August 14th, the New England Garrison, along with Alderaan Base, was invited to visit the Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, RI. We were invited by The Longbox Comic Books and Collectibles comic shop, who brought along a selection of comics and toys for the kids. We were invited to the cancer unit to bring some smiles to the children there. We had Jedi, Darth Vader, Stormtroopers, Gunners and even a Jawa. We visited areas under the guidance of hospital personnel. She took us to different wards and was very careful about our access so as to not frighten the…
 
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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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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 May 30th, the Hugh Cole Elementary School in Warren, RI held it’s first Family Fun Day! The event included activities, food, an art contest, raffles, and of course, the New England Garrison. The day helped to raise money for the school’s Parent Teacher Organization. Our troopers had a great time, even though it was a hot day! There was a nice steady flow of people who wanted to see our troopers up close and in person. Everyone was nice,offering drinks and lunch, even if here were a couple of future Jedi keeping close tabs on us bad guys. 😉…
 
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On Wednesday, May 27th, members of the 501st Legion’s New England Garrison where invited to an evening with Hasbro, in Providence, RI. Vader and his honor guard of Stormtroopers had a great night mingling with Hasbro employees and customers. It was a party atmosphere, and everyone wanted their photo taken with our guys! A big thank you to Hasbro for their generaouity, and to Heather, our wrangler for the evening. Trooper reported that she went “above and beyond!”. Thank you very much!