IL-Plainfield-60586/ Landon's Birthday Party- SAT 3-9-13

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IL-Plainfield-60586/ Landon's Birthday Party- SAT 3-9-13

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March 9, 2013
Landon's 5th Birthday
Plainfield, IL

We were invited to help celebrate young master Landon's 5th birthday party. This was a last moment request from the parents who had just been informed from a neighbor about us. Landon had been to Star Wars weekend in Florida and participated in jedi training. He has been a huge fan ever since. The parents were very gracious and almost as excited as Landon when they found out we were going to be able to make. they had a fail-safe in place and had rented a Darth Vader costume for Landon's Grandfather, as well as a Chewbacca costume for his uncle.
I arrived at 1:20 and got suited up right away. they had me ring the door bell and Landon answered the door. He was awestruck, and spent the next half an hour showing me his star wars Legos, all the star wars goodies prepared for the birthday guests...and basically every room in the house, lol.
Landon's family got another pleasant surprise when Ted and his friend Paul showed up to join me. Once they got in costume, we positioned ourselves in the main entry and greeted the families at the door as they arrived. We posed for several photos and talked with the children and parents. After a bit Landon's grandfather and Uncle suited up as Vader and Chewie to join in the fun. We took some more photos with the family, and then suited down. The parents and grandparents were both gracious and appreciative of our appearance. And hopefully Landon got some great memories for his birthday.

Total hours, 3 at 1 hour each, 3 hours total

Attendees:
7345, Steve Mammen, TK
943, Ted O'Sullivan, TR
also
Paul (friend of Ted) TR

I have been told a donation will be made in our names, and will post once the information is passed on to me.

not a bad showing for a 1 day notice :thumbs:
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Everybody gets in on the fun
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Great job, amazing with only one day notice!! :) Looks like it was a good time!

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Re: IL-Plainfield-60586/ Landon's Birthday Party- SAT 3-9-13

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Make sure to update when you get donation information...and really great the Ted and his friend were able to join you!!

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ToD updated. :thumbs:

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Ok, was finally contacted by the parents...and it was well worth the wait. I was literally speechless when she called me to tell me about the donation. We had $1000 donated to St Judes hospital in our name :shock: :shock: :shock:

This is why I feel bad when garrisons dont do birthday parties.

So thanks again to Ted and his friend for helping me out on this one...this is what it's all about, make a little boy some fantastic memories, and a tremendous donation to a great organization. :mrgreen:

here's a pic of the letter sent to the family from St Judes:

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WOW!!!! Way too go!! That is amazing, how generous of the family!

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I thought so...i thank her quite a few times for their generosity. I've also gathered a few things to send to Landon as a thank you. :thumbs:

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Re: IL-Plainfield-60586/ Landon's Birthday Party- SAT 3-9-13

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Holey smokes!


Nicely done...

I will need to get this and another event to the Charity blog....

Thank you again!

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