IL Bartlett 4th of july parade July 7th 2013

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IL Bartlett 4th of july parade July 7th 2013

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On July 7th 2013 members of the Midwest Garrison and Nar Shaddaa Base along with guests from the Wisconsin Garrison participated in out 11th consecutive appearance at the Bartlett IL 4th of July parade.

As in years past Tom’s employer, Campfire Marshmallows, donated over 2000 bags of marshmallows for us to pass out during the parade. THANK YOU DOUMAK INC.

Thank you to Rick Divine for allowing us to use his truck for the marshmallows, Thank you to Whinter for hosting the sound in your truck and thank you to Phyllis for shuttling and providing the medical frigate .

Thank you to Damian, Phylis and Cathy as well for shuttling folks back to the front of parade!

A BIG Thank you to our upstairs neighbor Tommy for barrowing us the sound system!

Thank you to Mathew and Lance for being our photogs for this event!
Thank you to Patterson, Berry, and the others who brought tents!

The day started early, with members showing up early to help set up tents at base camp and shuttle troops to the start of the parade route.

The group photos were taken and a few announcements made and the parade started and our 2 mile “tattooine death march started”. Crowds were excited to see us as the are every year as well as glad to get the free marshmallows we passed out 

Every year a different member of the MWG participates as Darth Vader. This year was going to be Chip Childress. Sadly he wasn’t able to do it this year due in part to the passing of his father on the 3rd. So Kevin Glass stepped up and took the role. And a great job he did.

I new addition to the parade this year was Tom TK118 Schaefer on his motorcycle dressed in Rob Hamleton’s biker gear leading off the group.

We had 54 members sign in, but had many more there doing support rolls.

At the end of the parade we all rested, talked, played games and ate our lunches. Some went to the fair, some hit the beer tent and others traded patches.

A big THANK YOU to those who came down from the Wisconsin Garrison for this event. Last year then WIG CO tossed the gauntlet and said they would have more WIG members f=come down to our parade than we would have come up for their parade on the 4th….. WELL …. It was a tie! 5 each way! .. So its on for next year!

We also collected donations for Chip Childress for his fathers funeral as well as for The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. This is the charity that event coordinator Tom chose.
Last year and this year the parade organizers, The Bartlett Lions Club, made a good size donation to them in our name as a thank you for our appearance.
This year they made a donation as well.. This year it was ……

Ready ?


Here we go ….


DONATION WAS $1000 THIS YEAR! YES! ONE THOUSAND ! !



A HUGE THANK YOU TO EACH AND EVERY MEMBER AND ALL SUPPORT CREW WHO CAME OUT! Without you this wouldn’t be the biggest, most attended event the MWG does each year!

Those who signed in ……. For TOD credit

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Tom Schaefer 0118 MWG / NSB
Jason Patterson 1719 MWG
Steve Gazza 4034 MWG
Dave Obaidallah 4185 MWG / NSB
Jose Mata 19800 MWG
Nicole VanBrooker 57412 MWG
Mark Berry 4265 MWG
Phyllis Schute 1951 MWG / NSB
Steve Szyndrowski 3052 MWG / NSB
Rudy Brasla 3620 MWG
Augie Webster 9397 MWG / NSB
Aimee Jorgensen 0101 MWG
Kevin Glass 2834 MWG
Erik Thompson ???? MWG
Ryan Summers 2429 MWG
Rick Devine 6712 MWG
Mike Olson 3193 MWG / NSB
Kim Webster 8734 MWG
Jeff Barow 9131 MWG
Matt McDonald 8148 MWG
Jessica Hudak 8238 MWG / NSB
Dave Klima 12155 MWG
Steve Mammen 7345 MWG / NSB
Kevin Skiera 9336 MWG / NSB
Kathy VanBeuningen 9989 MWG
Gina Martino 6216 MWG / NSB
Kim Worley 12108 MWG
Brian Troyan 8968 MWG
Neil Auer 3446 MWG
Jeffery Wade 6444 MWG
Tyler Meier 50488 MWG
Roland Batrouni 4186 MWG
Jim Lawer 0761 MWG
Steve Dembo 9256 MWG
Patrick Lewis 52809 MWG
Ted Ruler 36285 MWG
Adriane Bean 4541 MWG / NSB
Rob Hamilton 8710 MWG
Carrie Oconner 7898 MWG
James Norman 8114 MWG / NSB
Samantha Scholl ???? MWG / NSB
Janine Jender 4838 MWG / NSB
Damian Jorgensen 0826 MWG
Cheryal Whitaker 3127 MWG / NSB
Jon Weger 9142 MWG
Chris Schwartz 9442 MWG
Rob Redden ???? MWG


Nar Shaddaa Base
Dylan VanHorn Fettman22
Jason Stoxen ????


WIG
Scott Gobel 6773 WIG
Bob Merrit 0549 WIG
Tom Hobson 5435 WIG
Corey Brandt 6475 WIG
Dan Bergeron 3967 WIG
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Re: IL Bartlett 4th of july parade July 7th 2013

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Ok...now I need to "guestimate" the hours trooped before I add this to the Charity Blog and report..

I would say 50 people @ 3.0 each = 150 hours..
yes...
it is VERY approximate....but would be impossible to get a better handle on it..

does that work?



And..
yes..
Dylan VanHorn (X-Wing Pilot) and Jason Stoxen (Jedi) are NSB only
also
Samantha Scholl (Snowbunny Padme) is also NSB only...she is not a MWG member...
and..

lastly Patrick Lewis is a member of NSB
though...I don't think he admits to that anymore now that he has his armor

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Rob Redden is also NSB, and his 501st ID is 5206 :thumbs:

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Re: IL Bartlett 4th of july parade July 7th 2013

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Schph Gochi wrote:
lastly Patrick Lewis is a member of NSB
though...I don't think he admits to that anymore now that he has his armor

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Re: IL Bartlett 4th of july parade July 7th 2013

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Added to the Charity Blog and charity report

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Re: IL Bartlett 4th of july parade July 7th 2013

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ToD updated. If I missed anyone that was at the parade please let me know. Also, I only added in the 'costume worn' by the people that I was sure of. If you want your costume info added just let me know and I'll add it.
And lastly.....I want to thank everyone who put in a lot of time and work to make this event happen for the MWG! I had a great time and am looking forward to next years parade!!

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