IL-MSI-Christmas Around World "Volunteer Thank You"

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IL-MSI-Christmas Around World "Volunteer Thank You"

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

When we were asked to troop this event, I wasn't really sure what the event was all about and was thrilled to learn that we were actually an added bonus to the "Thank You" dinner for all of the volunteers who decorated the Christmas trees for the "Christmas Around The World" exhibit.

This exhibit started in the 1940's during WW II and started with 12 trees of countries that were fighting the war as a way to bring the cultures together.

Many of the volunteers wore costumes from their native land and made the dinner extra festive. We had several groups tell us that we "made their families night" by being there.....you can't get much better than that.

We were a small group....

SL1719 - Jason Patterson - Darth Vader
TI3127 - Cheryl Whitaker - Tie Pilot - RL/TJA
TK9989 - Kathy Van Beuningen - Stormtrooper
TK1951 - Phyllis Schulte - Jedi - RL/TJA

A few photos:

http://s201.photobucket.com/albums/aa30 ... 011-20-07/

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more photos:
Whinter Fenlynn wrote: ........... Here are my few pics from the 20th:

http://s180.photobucket.com/albums/x273 ... e%20World/

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sigh....
guess it is time for me to leave the country after seeing the photo above...

:shock: :shock: :shock: :roll: :roll: :oops: :oops: :oops:

how about this one...
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or this....lol..
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ref, how about this one



really like the blurry look to the Light Sabres,

was that intentional?
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MusicTrooper wrote: really like the blurry look to the Light Sabres,

was that intentional?
No...we were just moving fast...
and it is hard to capture the image in the low light as the sabers were flying..
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Our adventures at the MSI's Christmas Around the World thank-you gala event for the volunteers are featured in the current issue of Bantha Tracks on-line! :D

DECEMBER 13 ISSUE

http://www.starwars.com/hyperspace/memb ... index.html

Museum Boasts Star Wars Tree (page two)
December 13, 2007

http://www.starwars.com/hyperspace/memb ... dexp3.html

It's cold in the Midwestern United States this time of year, but the spirit of the season is warm, fueled by Star Wars fans and by organizations who join them in celebrating with Star Wars style.
The Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago created a Star Wars tree as part of their 66th annual "Christmas Around the World" exhibit. Concurrently, the Museum is also hosting the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit.

"I think they made the tree especially for us," says Kathy Van Beuningen, Commanding Officer of the Midwest Garrison. The Garrison have been actively volunteering at the museum in conjunction with the "Science Meets Imagination" show. Van Beuningen reports that there are more than 50 decorated trees in the holiday exhibit.


(2 pictures of us in front of the Star Wars tree at the MSI)

Members of the Midwest Garrison pose with the Museum of Science & Industry Star Wars Christmas tree in Chicago. Phyllis Schulte (Jedi), Kathy Van Beuningen (stormtrooper), Cheryl Whitaker (TIE pilot), and Jason Patterson (Darth Vader). Photos by Phyllis Schulte.
Members of the Garrison were also invited to troop at the thank you dinner November 20 for all the volunteers who decorated the trees. "This exhibit started in the 1940s during World War II," writes Schulte, "and started with twelve trees of countries that were fighting the war. It was seen as a way to bring the cultures together."


(1 big picture of Darth Vader shopping the Christmas store)

Darth Vader gets started on his holiday shopping at the Museum of Science & Industry store. Photo by Cheryl Whitaker.
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