IL-Kewanee Parade event-Mission accomplished! 9/1/07

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IL-Kewanee Parade event-Mission accomplished! 9/1/07

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Just got back from the Kewanee Parade and all went well .
Special Thanks to the 3 ....501st members that were able to travel to Kewanee For this Parade . SL3193 performed ABOVE and BEYOND all expectations . His Vader impression was Top Notch , and he interacted with the HUGE Parade crowd all along the 1 mile path . He stopped for pictures dozens of times !
Vader was backed up[supported ]By TK 9772 from iowa city iowa [of the Central Garrison] , and Sandtrooper Dave Hodo [TD5052] of the MWG [and his daughter in Jawa ] , who drove up from Springfield Illinois . These 2 troopers were MOST Impressive in their support Role of keeping Vader safe from the evil vile Rebel's . These 3.. 501st members were the hit of the Parade Lineup.
I myself portrayed Old Ben Kenobi....and we had "locals" , recruited into service dressing in the roles of "Darth Maul ".... " Darth Sidious " ........And" Princess Leia " . As luck would have it tho , Luke Skywalker got called into work and was unable to play . :cry:

Will send along pics later as i get them up .
A HUGE Thankyou goes out to ALL of you 501st Folks that came and made this SPECIAL Kewanee Hog Days Parade entry work . I Couldn't have done it without you . I SALUTE YOU ALL ! ^5 . 8)
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I just wanted to thank kevin for a great time. This is a great event to troop and be happy to do it again next year if invited. Thanks again kevin.

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I had a fantastic time in Kawanee. I greatly enjoy meeting and trooping with my growing Star Wars family. Thanks again Kevin for your courtesy.
Mike Olson SL3193

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And you made the local Paper too Mike . Here is the Pic ,,,,,,
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Re: Kewanee Mission accomplished

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cplBear wrote: ...with the HUGE Parade crowd all along the 1 mile path .
Thanks for inviting us Kevin! :D
It was a pleasure, I really think we were a big hit!

However I DO think it was more like 2 miles :lol: 8)

And as always it was an honor to Troop with my MWG nieghbors! Especially since you guys helped break me in
with my very first Troop at the Heart Of An Empire premiere! :D
*Salute*
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However I DO think it was more like 2 miles

Well , from where we actually started at [the High school parking lot ], it probably WAS about 1 3/4 Miles . We walked a lot b4 we even got to the REAL start point i guess . I just measured from the real start point to the REAL end point . But i DID seem like a nice little Jog yes . :lol: :lol: :lol:
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