IL-Bridgeview-Toy Con Charity Toy Show-12-9-07

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IL-Bridgeview-Toy Con Charity Toy Show-12-9-07

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The MWG celebrated its 4 year attending the Toy Con Charity Toy Show yesterday (12-9-07).

ToyCon is held 4 times a year but the December show is always designated a charity show to benefit Children's Treasure Chest for Pediatric Oncology. CTCPO is a grassroots organization from Orland Park IL that provides toys for children undergoing cancer treatments. They also try to purchase gift cards for the older patients so that those children can purchase what they would like. Anyone who arrives with a new toy for this show gets in free and the toys donated to CTCPO. Our mission is to generate funds to go toward gift card purchases.

Children's Treasure Chest:
http://www.treasurechest.org/

Toy Con Charity Show:
http://www.toycontoyshow.homestead.com/ ... ducts.html

We are there to pose for photos for a donation to Children's Treasure Chest. Each year the donations rise a bit and early figures are that we raised around $270.00 this year.

Thanks go out to all of our participants who braved ice storms to get to Bridgeview. This outing is kind of like our annual pre-Christmas get together and is enjoyed by all of us who attend. Thanks to our friend Terry Mannix at Toy Con for inviting us back each year and for always making us feel very welcome and at home!

Participants (in no particular order)
SL1719 - Darth Vader - Jason Patterson
TS1781 - Snowtrooper - Rich Markle
TK9989 - Stormtrooper - Kathy Van Beuningen
TI3127 - Tie Pilot - Cheryl Whitaker - RL/TJA
TS4071 - Tie Pilot - Joe Macudzinski
BH3620 - Boba Fett - Rudy Grasha
TI-1296 - Tie Pilot - Joseph Flores
BH9397 - Rebel Fleet Trooper - Augie Webster - RL
TI4438 - Tie Pilot - Ed Krzyzowski
TK1951 - Hoth Rebel Trooper - Phyllis Schulte - RL/TJA
Princess Leia - Dee Culp

Thanks also to our support:
Ashlee Markle
Conor Markle

Thanks to Ashlee - I have lots of nice photos....Thanks as always Ashlee!

Photos and our special "Happy New Year" Greeting:

http://s201.photobucket.com/albums/aa30 ... 2012-9-07/

Rudy Grasha's photos:
http://s110.photobucket.com/albums/n114 ... inator=top

Kathy Van Beuningen's photos:
http://s25.photobucket.com/albums/c65/T ... oyCon2007/

Kim Webster's photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/13169992@N ... 415891518/

Cheryl Whitaker's photos:
http://s180.photobucket.com/albums/x273 ... inator=top
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I gotta admit,it really made my day when some kid was gonna have his pic taken with Vader then pointed at me and said"Him too."That rocked.

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Always a great time! :D
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Some special "presents" for the snow people from Rudy...

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I want to say a special thank you to Rich and Joe (our Snowtroopers)...
I thought the thrill would be wearing my Hoth Rebel Soldier after all the months of work I put into it...but i gotta admit...
the real thrill was goofing off with you guys....you made my day...
good costumes are nice...but it is the fun you have in them that is the real reward.....thanks again guys!

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Post by Shetan »

You guys look great! Looked like a good time. No offense to the adults, but the kids in costume were awesome! I will say though, something about Vader in a Santa hat, just takes away the intimidation factor. :lol:
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Our adventures at ToyCon 2007 are featured in the current issue of Bantha Tracks on-line! :D

DECEMBER 13 ISSUE

http://www.starwars.com/hyperspace/memb ... index.html
Bantha Tracks Holiday 2007 Edition (page 1)
December 13, 2007

http://www.starwars.com/hyperspace/memb ... dexp2.html

Star Wars fans are clearly swept up in the Force of the holiday spirit this year, taking part in charity fundraisers, parades, and special events in honor of the season. Star Wars adds to the festivities in our communities, and in our homes as well.

(2 Photos from ToyCon in Bridgeview)

Photos by Aimee Jorgenson and Kathy Van Beuningen
The Midwest Garrison of the 501st Legion, along with the Midwest Base of the Rebel Legion, celebrated their fourth year attending the ToyCon Charity Toy Show on December 9.


(2 Photos from ToyCon in Bridgeview)

Photos by Kim Webster
"ToyCon is held 4 times a year, but the December show is always designated a charity show to benefit Children's Treasure Chest for Pediatric Oncology (CTCPO)," writes Phyllis 'Schph Gochi' Schulte of the Rebel Legion. "CTCPO is a grassroots organization that provides toys for children undergoing cancer treatments. Our mission is to generate funds to go toward gift card purchases for the older children." Members of the Legions posed with attendees for donations for the fund.

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The Midwest Garrison, proudly serving the 501st Legion since 1999.

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