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IL-New Lenox-Toys for Tots day 2 - 12-17-11

Postby Schph Gochi » Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:45 am

Crix was the event co-ordinator for this event.
Since I filed a Mission Report for Nar Shaddaa...and gathered the info...thought I would save Crix the time and post the report here.

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This fundraiser collected toys and money for Toys For Tots.
Events were going on in several areas of the School's first floor including:
TV's hooked up with Star Wars video games
The Bluray movies playing in the gym
SW Lego building
Cantina snacks
Coloring area
A "vote for your favorite character"
Toy Raffle
Lightsaber battling area (balloons made to look like lightsabers)
and
a "museum" of one of the teacher's really high end collectibles.

We did a whole lot of posing for photos and interacting with all of the patrons...and...I found a little time to sneak into the gym to watch a little of the movies.

I also brought my Artoo on Friday and left him for a "sleepover" till Saturday....


Participants:


Thomas "Crix" Turner - X-Wing Pilot -SL4913
Mike Olson - Vader - SL3193
Dan Moriarity -Boba Fett - BH9039 (Dan's boys were the Jawas - LOVE the Jawas!)
Steve Gaza - Stormtrooper - TK4034
Steve Szyndrowski - Stormtrooper - TK3052
Artoo Gochi - R2-D2
Phyllis Schulte - RFT - TK1951



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Mike meets and greets and had the patience of a saint as he got ganged up on by a dozen "lightsaber" weilding kids...


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You could vote for your favorite Star Wars character...the leader at the time we left....
Chewbacca!!

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There were some amazing pieces in the "museum"

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And after living with me for many years...
my Artoo decided he needed counseling...and signed up....

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More photos:

http://s201.photobucket.com/albums/aa30 ... ?start=all
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Re: IL-New Lenox-Toys for Tots day 2 - 12-17-11

Postby TK9039 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:15 am

Here are some more photos......Vader in the Santa hat is great. One guy was on the phone saying the picture would have been his x mas card if he didnt already send his out! http://s1099.photobucket.com/albums/g39 ... seum%20II/
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Re: IL-New Lenox-Toys for Tots day 2 - 12-17-11

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

added to TOD
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Re: IL-New Lenox-Toys for Tots day 2 - 12-17-11

Postby Schph Gochi » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:59 pm

Just thought I would share this little tid bit with you all...

Awhile back, one of the other Master Gardeners asked if we could do an event for two of her grandsons...

It was a weekend that there was already a lot going on...and it was a very last minute request...so I said that we would not be able to do the event.
She was fine with that...

but...

I got this e-mail from here today and...
well...
her grandson's got their close encounter with us at Martino Jr. High..


Remember when I asked if you could make an appearance in costume for two 8-year olds?

Well, yesterday was our "Irvine Christmas" at our son's home and those same little boys were

going around showing photos of ALL OF YOU IN COSTUME! I recognized you kneeling in

the front row!!! I'm not sure where they were taken, but perhaps a school function? These

boys were THRILLED to say the least and I'm happy to say they both loved the Star Wars

books we gave them as a Christmas gift!
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Re: IL-New Lenox-Toys for Tots day 2 - 12-17-11

Postby Zombie_Bunny » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:44 pm

Schph Gochi wrote:
Remember when I asked if you could make an appearance in costume for two 8-year olds?

Well, yesterday was our "Irvine Christmas" at our son's home and those same little boys were

going around showing photos of ALL OF YOU IN COSTUME! I recognized you kneeling in

the front row!!! I'm not sure where they were taken, but perhaps a school function? These

boys were THRILLED to say the least and I'm happy to say they both loved the Star Wars

books we gave them as a Christmas gift!



awww....
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Re: IL-New Lenox-Toys for Tots day 2 - 12-17-11

Postby Whinter » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:41 pm

Very cool. :)
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Re: IL-New Lenox-Toys for Tots day 2 - 12-17-11

Postby Darth Spice » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:42 pm

For once the event came to you! How cool is that? 8) :D
MEMEMEMEMEMEMEMEME!!!!!

BE A DOG!
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Re: IL-New Lenox-Toys for Tots day 2 - 12-17-11

Postby crix » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:55 pm

We took in over $2000 in monetary donations, along with two large refrigerator boxes filled with toys
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Re: IL-New Lenox-Toys for Tots day 2 - 12-17-11

Postby Whinter » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:27 pm

crix wrote:We took in over $2000 in monetary donations, along with two large refrigerator boxes filled with toys


:thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:
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Re: IL-New Lenox-Toys for Tots day 2 - 12-17-11

Postby Schph Gochi » Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:58 am

crix wrote:We took in over $2000 in monetary donations, along with two large refrigerator boxes filled with toys


AWESOME.....
I was wondering how they did....

since we were a last minute and unadvertised addition to this, we can only claim indirect funds and hours spent.
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