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IL New Lenox/60451 Toys for tots 12/16/11 Fri

Postby Zombie_Bunny » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:38 pm

We didn't really have an event coordinator, since this event was first just for Saturday. So here we go... We suited up at Alex Martino Junior High in New Lenox to help them raise money for Toys for Tots. They have a Star Wars "museum", which consisted of one teacher's massive collection (quite impressive on a teacher's pay...). There were balloon light sabers, legos, coloring, food, and even one of the movies playing in the gym. We were suited up and out at about 5:30pm, and suited down about about 8pm. The staff were excellent and even provided us with food. The kids were so excited to see us! We rocked out the RL at this showing though, so I'm not sure if this is appropriate on this forum... Oh well.

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Robert Hamilton - AR-8310
Phyllis - Jedi-1951
Janine - Jedi-4838
Robert Redden - CC-5206

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Re: IL New Lenox/60451 Toys for tots 12/16/11 Fri

Postby Schph Gochi » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:42 pm

Some more photos....
and I will be back tomorrow...

I actually left Artoo at the school...he is doing a sleep over with Darth Vader, Yoda, and an unknown Jedi....Possibly Quinlan Vos...

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A good time was had by all..

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Re: IL New Lenox/60451 Toys for tots 12/16/11 Fri

Postby Vadersblade » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:47 pm

Before anyone else says it, yeah my pauldron is backwards. First time out with the upgrades to pouches and kama. I can't keep all these costumes straight!
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Re: IL New Lenox/60451 Toys for tots 12/16/11 Fri

Postby Fleetfang » Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:52 am

You guys look good... for rebel scum! [smilie=sterb191zj2.gif]
I've got to ask... What are they planning to do with that giant "Star Wars" backdrop...?
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Re: IL New Lenox/60451 Toys for tots 12/16/11 Fri

Postby Schph Gochi » Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:40 am

Fleetfang wrote:You guys look good... for rebel scum! [smilie=sterb191zj2.gif]
I've got to ask... What are they planning to do with that giant "Star Wars" backdrop...?


I am not sure....but it was all made out of paper that was pieced together..., so I am sure when it was taken down it will get all torn apart...

but...to tell you the truth...I was looking at that and thought how great that backdrop was and how it might be something one could do in fabric and thought it might be a cool project to do. I plan to keep my eye out for black fabric...sometimes these on-line fabric stores have some sale fabric really cheap...like $1.99 a yard....and the Star Wars logo and the stars would be easily done in felt....no trim sewing required...but felt can get pricey.

I also spoke to these teachers over the course of the two days I was there. The one teacher who owns the collection is finishing up his "display room" in is basement and said that he is not inclinded to haul the stuff to the school next year. They still want to do this again next year and said that where the "museum" part of event is cool...it isn't the only draw....especially for the kids. They had tv's set up with some of the video games, the movies were playing in the gym....there were balloons made into lightsabers and there was a whole lot of lightsaber battling going on....they had legos set up on carpet on the floor and kids were building stuff.

Soooooooo...I said that if they did want to do it again next year and needed stuff for the "museum" part that I (and I am sure others) could contribute costumes and props to put on display...they have the stuff nicely behind ropes and older school kids watched the stuff all day...so it is for sure safe....nice little laid back event...LOTS of fun...and no stress....they were sooooo happy to have us for as many hours as we could give.
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Re: IL New Lenox/60451 Toys for tots 12/16/11 Fri

Postby crix » Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:34 am

added TOD
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Re: IL New Lenox/60451 Toys for tots 12/16/11 Fri

Postby Schph Gochi » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:56 pm

:D



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Re: IL New Lenox/60451 Toys for tots 12/16/11 Fri

Postby Whinter » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:15 pm

:thumbs:
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Re: IL New Lenox/60451 Toys for tots 12/16/11 Fri

Postby crix » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:31 pm

NICE!
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Re: IL New Lenox/60451 Toys for tots 12/16/11 Fri

Postby Vadersblade » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:11 pm

Nice job!
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Re: IL New Lenox/60451 Toys for tots 12/16/11 Fri

Postby darthikari » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:11 pm

Great to hear that the event was such a success!
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Re: IL New Lenox/60451 Toys for tots 12/16/11 Fri

Postby Schph Gochi » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:29 am

darthikari wrote:Great to hear that the event was such a success!


and ...
sent a copy of that newspaper with Janine at the event last night to give to you since you were the featured costume in the photo..

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