On the weekend of June 26th and 27th, the New England Garrisons attended MASSiveCon, in Worcester, Massachusetts. Held at the DCU Center, this was the first time MASSiveCon had come to Worcester, and the NEG was happy to attend. Troopers said it was a slow con for the Garrison, but we are happy to report that we were able to raise $145 for the Boston Children’s Hospital. Bad guys doing good, for the win!

The New England Garrison received a request to visit the Worcester Art Museum on May 17th.   This is a “carry over” event from our many years at the Higgins Armory.  The idea is to continue the Higgins Armory Museum tradition of an annual Star Wars Day. Captain Rex, Commander Fil and a Stormtrooper were on guard duty in front of the main entrance to the armory wing. We took pictures with anyone who asked, and greeted people as they exited the light saber dueling exhibit. Fil aided in the Q&A, and the comparison of the Knights of old to the…
 
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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 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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On Saturday September 21, 2013 members of the New England Garrison and Alderaan Base attended the 3rd Annual Skating for Hope event held at the Hart Recreation Center ice rink of Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. The Emperor, Biker Scout, Shadow Scout, Darth Nihlus, and four Jedi were in attendance. This event raises funds to support the Hope Lodge Boston, which is a free cancer rehab facility. It is organized by Dave McGrath, a brain cancer survivor who used the Hope Lodge in his recovery. Troopers entered the rink to a fanfare of Star Wars music; Imperial March for the Imperials…
 
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