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IL -Orland Park 60462 - 7 Year Old's Birthday Party 7/27/14

Postby darthikari » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:39 pm

The Garrison had received a request for some troopers to attend a birthday party event for twin boys celebrating their 7th birthday. Commander Cody answered the call to investigate the Jedi assembly at the Crystal Tree Golf Club. The parents went all out for the event, turning it into a chance for their friends and neighbors to get acquainted. There were over fifty kids and parents in attendance, and food, drink, and themed party favors were there for the guests. I was welcomed with open arms, and got to "talk shop" with a few if the parents while we were waiting for the time to suit up. A team from Lego did a demonstration with mindstorms kits with the kids until the time for my deployment came. I was provided with the "bridal salon" - the nicest changing room I've ever seen, and then made my entrance.

There was a few tense moments, as I found myself vastly outnumbered by foam-sabered Padawans, but once we found we were all on the same side, things settled down and we got to photo ops and questions and answers. Even several of the parents jumped in for photos too.

I was in attendance for about three hours, but only a little over an hour in armor.

To make the event even more special, the parents graciously donated $200 to Make a Wish in exchange for my appearance!

Troops in attendance - CC-5206 - Commander Cody

I didn't get pics myself, but I'm seeing if the parents can send me a few later.
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Re: IL -Orland Park 60462 - 7 Year Old's Birthday Party 7/2

Postby Runnin'6712 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:00 pm

ToD updated. Great job Robert on the solo birthday troop and getting a donation for the Make-A-Wish Foundation! :thumbs:
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Re: IL -Orland Park 60462 - 7 Year Old's Birthday Party 7/2

Postby Schph Gochi » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:03 am

copy that Robert...
will hold on for a bit to see if you get some photos...and I can't wait to see them as it sounds like they really went all out!!
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Re: IL -Orland Park 60462 - 7 Year Old's Birthday Party 7/2

Postby darthikari » Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:02 am

Sorry for the delay, but the host just sent a few pictures to me.

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Re: IL -Orland Park 60462 - 7 Year Old's Birthday Party 7/2

Postby darthikari » Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:02 am

Sorry for the delay, but the host just sent a few pictures to me.

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Re: IL -Orland Park 60462 - 7 Year Old's Birthday Party 7/2

Postby darthikari » Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:02 am

Sorry for the delay, but the host just sent a few pictures to me.

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Re: IL -Orland Park 60462 - 7 Year Old's Birthday Party 7/2

Postby Schph Gochi » Sat Jan 10, 2015 12:12 pm

Thanks! Added to the Charity blog and totals...

great photo btw
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Re: IL -Orland Park 60462 - 7 Year Old's Birthday Party 7/2

Postby woulf » Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:08 am

Well done sir. Solo birthday parties can be a bit intimidating. Sounds like everyone had a great time. :thumbs:
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