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IL - Vernon Hills - Library Star Wars Party - SAT. 10/22/11

Postby beans » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:35 am

Imperial forces descended upon the Cook Memorial Library in Vernon Hills, IL to provide backup for their first ever Family Star Wars Party. As kids and their families entered, they were greeted by a stormtrooper and invited to use their passport to tour the planets of the galaxy far far away. The library had set up about 10 stations around the library, with activities like “build your own Geonosis Rock Buddy” or “Naboo Bubble Art.” On Alderaan kids could make headbands with either Princesss Leia hair or Yoda ears attached to them. After a challenging session of jedi training in a room filled with balloons hanging from the ceiling, the kids could take pictures with members of the 501st against a starry background.

Overall it was a really nice event, and the library did an excellent job coming up with some really creative activities. The turnout was great and the responses I heard were very positive, so hopefully we will be invited back again next year!

A huge thank you to Eric and Eric for making it out for my first ever event as coordinator. You were both awesome!!

Event duration: 2 hours

Troopers:
- Eric Pfeifer (TX 3667) - Shadow Scout
- Eric Scheuermann (TD 1819) - Sandtrooper
- Adriane Bean (TK 4541) - Stormtropper

Pictures from the library Photographer: https://picasaweb.google.com/CookMemori ... y/StarWars
Pictures courtesy of Eric's mom - Full album is here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... 500&type=3
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Re: IL - Vernon Hills - Library Star Wars Party - SAT. 10/22

Postby Fleetfang » Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:19 am

Way to go guys! And congratulations, Beans, on a successful first EvCo!

It sounds like the library really had their act together! I'd love to talk with y'all about their activities in more detail. Having more hands-on activities for the kids at other events (birthday parties, Sundays at conventions, other libraries that might need some help brainstorming, etc) ready in our back pocket would be really great!
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Re: IL - Vernon Hills - Library Star Wars Party - SAT. 10/22

Postby tk1819 » Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:41 pm

It was a great troop, and good to see you guys again!

Good job Beans. :thumbs:

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Re: IL - Vernon Hills - Library Star Wars Party - SAT. 10/22

Postby Whinter » Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:07 pm

AWESOME JOB!!!!!
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Re: IL - Vernon Hills - Library Star Wars Party - SAT. 10/22

Postby crix » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:45 am

nice work everyone!

added to TOD. if its not under your name, please let me know
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Re: IL - Vernon Hills - Library Star Wars Party - SAT. 10/22

Postby Schph Gochi » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:53 pm

Congrats on your first event as co-ordinator...
and...

it looks like a good time was had by all!

I love it when the participants get into the spirit of things and wear costumes too!
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Re: IL - Vernon Hills - Library Star Wars Party - SAT. 10/22

Postby TKRoland » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:41 am

That looks like a fun troop. :D
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Re: IL - Vernon Hills - Library Star Wars Party - SAT. 10/22

Postby beans » Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:51 pm

Quick Update:

Received the following from the event planner:
Thanks again! We had such a great time on Saturday, and our patrons really enjoyed having you all here!


And the library has posted their photos of the event: https://picasaweb.google.com/CookMemori ... y/StarWars
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Re: IL - Vernon Hills - Library Star Wars Party - SAT. 10/22

Postby TK3446 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:01 pm

:thumbs:
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