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by SL9965
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: 2019 Mission Reports
Topic: 10/05/18 SAT - Down Syndrome Buddy Walk - Urbana
Replies: 1
Views: 495

10/05/18 SAT - Down Syndrome Buddy Walk - Urbana

This was our 9th appearance at the Champaign County, Down Syndrome Buddy Walk. We started in 2010. As always, a great time at the Buddy Walk. It's events like this that make me glad to be part of the 501st. Participating members: Chip Childress - TK9965 (EC) Tom Durbin - TX9293 Rick Devine - TK6921 ...
by SL9965
Thu May 23, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: 2019 Mission Reports
Topic: 05/04/19 Sat - MakeAWish, Walk for Wishes - Champaign
Replies: 1
Views: 396

05/04/19 Sat - MakeAWish, Walk for Wishes - Champaign

A great turnout for Walk for Wishes! Thank you everyone. I think I have everyone listed who was there. Participating members: Chip Childress - tk9965 EC Jim Marriott - tk21175 Reuss Bennett - sl12674 Vader Thomas Durbin - tx9293 Rick Devine - tk1712 Jason Spatafore - dz26334 Thomas Bickel - ar27823 ...
by SL9965
Thu May 23, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: 2019 Mission Reports
Topic: 05/04/19 SAT - FCBD at G-Mart - Champaign, IL
Replies: 1
Views: 381

05/04/19 SAT - FCBD at G-Mart - Champaign, IL

Another successful MWG troop for Free Comic Book Day at G-Mart! I think I have everyone listed who was there. Participating members: Chip Childress - ds9965 (Kylo) EC Jim Marriott - tk21175 Reuss Bennett - sl12674 Vader Thomas Durbin - tx9293 Derek Nelson - ti10304 Rick Devine - tk1712 Jason Spatafo...
by SL9965
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: 2018 Mission Reports
Topic: 10/06/18 SAT - Down Syndrome Buddy Walk
Replies: 1
Views: 474

10/06/18 SAT - Down Syndrome Buddy Walk

Troops, We started attending this event in 2012 and it's still one of my favorites. The organizers appreciate us being there, but the best part is the kids. Many of them are Star Wars fans and they're always happy to see us. This was another great MWG event. Thanks to all who attended, but a special...
by SL9965
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: 2018 Mission Reports
Topic: 09/15/2018 - Monticello HS Homecoming - Monticello, IL
Replies: 1
Views: 484

09/15/2018 - Monticello HS Homecoming - Monticello, IL

Troops, We had a great turn out of members for the Monticello Homecoming Commencement. The art students at Monticello did a great job of decorating the gym with painted murals of Star Wars characters. Everyone had a great time supporting this Star Wars themed Homecoming event. Attending members: Chi...
by SL9965
Tue May 15, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: 2017 Mission Reports
Topic: 12/14/17 THUR The Last Jedi Preview Savoy
Replies: 1
Views: 1832

12/14/17 THUR The Last Jedi Preview Savoy

Mission Report

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Savoy 16 Theater - Savoy, IL

We had a great time meeting SW fans before the movie.

Attending members:
Chip Childress 9965 (EC)
Ryan Summers 2429
Rick Devine 6712
Brad Hartsock 1397
Jim Marriott 21175
Sean Crockett 42975
Aaron Brigman 2875
Josh Smith 43430
by SL9965
Mon May 14, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: 2017 Mission Reports
Topic: 12/15/17 FRI - The Last Jedi Premiere - Champaign
Replies: 1
Views: 932

12/15/17 FRI - The Last Jedi Premiere - Champaign

Opening night for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The AMC Champaign 13 Theater

Attending members:

Chip Childress 9965 (EC)
Ryan Summers 2429
Rick Devine 6712
Thomas Durbin 9293
Thomas Bickel 27823
Jim Marriott 21175
Sean Crockett 42975
James Sayson 19685
by SL9965
Mon May 14, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: 2018 Mission Reports
Topic: 04/14/18 Community & Campus Day of Service Champaign
Replies: 1
Views: 541

04/14/18 Community & Campus Day of Service Champaign

Troops,

Our third year helping out with the Community & Campus Day of Service.

Attending members:

Chip Childress 9965 (EC)
Ryan Summers 2429
Thomas Durbin 9293
Jim Marriott 21175
by SL9965
Mon May 14, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: 2018 Mission Reports
Topic: 05/05/18 Sat - Make-A-Wish Walk for Wishes - Champaign
Replies: 1
Views: 564

05/05/18 Sat - Make-A-Wish Walk for Wishes - Champaign

Troops,

Another successful troop for Make-A-Wish.

Attending members:
Chip Childress 9965 (EC)
Ryan Summers 2429
Jim Marriott 21175
by SL9965
Mon May 14, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: 2018 Mission Reports
Topic: 05/05/18 SAT - FCBD at G-Mart - Champaign - 16 Years!
Replies: 1
Views: 574

05/05/18 SAT - FCBD at G-Mart - Champaign - 16 Years!

This was the 16th consecutive appearance at G-mart Comics in Champaign for Free Comic Book Day.
Attending members:
Chip Childress 9965
Jim Marriott 21175
Derek Nelson 10304
Rick Devine 6712
by SL9965
Mon May 14, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: 2017 Mission Reports
Topic: 09/16/17 Make-A-Wish Walk for Wishes - Champaign 61822
Replies: 1
Views: 979

09/16/17 Make-A-Wish Walk for Wishes - Champaign 61822

Troops,

Another year of the Make-A-Wish Walk in Champaign. We had a great turnout this year. Thanks everyone!

Attending members:
Chip Childress 9965 (EC)
Jim Marriott 21175
Sean Crockett 42975
Chris Stewart 21470
James Sayson 19685
Thomas Durbin 9293
Rick Devine 6712
by SL9965
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: 2017 Mission Reports
Topic: 09/11/17 - Boy Scout Popcorn Sale Kickoff - Decatur, IL
Replies: 1
Views: 1069

09/11/17 - Boy Scout Popcorn Sale Kickoff - Decatur, IL

Troops,

We made an appearance at a Boy Scout meeting for their popcorn sales kickoff. The kickoff was Star Wars themed.

Participating members:
Chip Childress 9965 (EC)
Sean Crockett 42975
by SL9965
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: 2017 Mission Reports
Topic: 06/30/17 FRI - Boy's Birthday Party - Monticello
Replies: 1
Views: 1092

06/30/17 FRI - Boy's Birthday Party - Monticello

Troops,

Rick Devine and I attended a birthday party for a 7 year old boy. The boys' mom worked out a skit and we helped break a pinata.

Participating members:
Chip Childress 9965 (EC)
Rick Devine 6712
by SL9965
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: 2018 Mission Reports
Topic: 01/28/18 SUN - Painting Party: Kylo Ren Champaign
Replies: 1
Views: 626

01/28/18 SUN - Painting Party: Kylo Ren Champaign

Troops, This was a new type of event for us in east central Illinois. Lola's Brush hosts painting parties. Everyone gets a canvas and paint and an instructor shows them, with a projector, how to paint the image. The canvas has a pre-drawn image on it. This was mostly for kids, but there were some ad...
by SL9965
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: 2016 Mission Reports
Topic: 07/30/16 SAT - St. Jude Race for the Cure - Washington, IL
Replies: 1
Views: 1131

07/30/16 SAT - St. Jude Race for the Cure - Washington, IL

Troops, Another year at the St Jude's Race For the Cure. We greeted many runners, took a lot of pictures and helped to collect money. Brian Beebe, who is my contact for this event, is now working on his stormtrooper armor and will be joining soon. Particpating members: Chip Childress - 9965 (EC) Kev...
by SL9965
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: 2016 Mission Reports
Topic: 08/05/16 FRI - Monticello Movie Nights, Monticello, IL
Replies: 1
Views: 1143

08/05/16 FRI - Monticello Movie Nights, Monticello, IL

The city of Monticello shows a series free movies on the downtown square during the summer. On August 5th, they showed Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We mingled with the fans before the movie and then stayed for the showing.

Chip Childress - 9965 (EC)
Ryan Summers - 2429
by SL9965
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: 2016 Mission Reports
Topic: 09/17/16 Sat - Make-A-Wish Walk for Wishes - Champaign, IL
Replies: 1
Views: 1062

09/17/16 Sat - Make-A-Wish Walk for Wishes - Champaign, IL

Our third year for the Make-A -Wish walk in Champaign.

Particpating members:
Chip Childress - 9965 (EC)
Ryan Summers - 2429
Rick Devine - 6712
Tom Durbin - 9293
by SL9965
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: 2016 Mission Reports
Topic: 10/15/16 SAT - Library Star Wars Reads Day - Urbana, IL
Replies: 1
Views: 1132

10/15/16 SAT - Library Star Wars Reads Day - Urbana, IL

Everyone,

This event went well, but we had our doubts. We had trouble with this event before: too many unsupervised kids. This time was better. We had fun doing the activities with the kids and taking pictures.

Particpating members:
Chip Childress - 9965 (EC)
Ryan Summers - 2429
Rick Devine - 6712
by SL9965
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: 2016 Mission Reports
Topic: 11/12/16 SAT - Cub Scout Meeting - St. Joeseph, IL
Replies: 1
Views: 1159

11/12/16 SAT - Cub Scout Meeting - St. Joeseph, IL

Troops,

Another successful troop with the Boy Scouts in St. Joseph. We helped to hand out awards and broke a Death Star pinata .

My contact for this event wants to join us.

Participating members:
Chip Childress - 9965 (EC)
Rick Devine - 6712
by SL9965
Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: 2017 Mission Reports
Topic: 04/15/17 SAT - Birthday Party - Champaign, IL
Replies: 1
Views: 670

04/15/17 SAT - Birthday Party - Champaign, IL

Troops,

On April 4th, the MWG attended a young boys' birthday party. He and his brother are big fans and we had a great time hanging out and taking pictures.

Particpating members:

Chip Childress - 9965 (EC)
Ryan Summers - 2429
Thomas Bickel - 27823 (handler)