IL-Pekin-Winter Wonderland Parade-November 25, 2007

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IL-Pekin-Winter Wonderland Parade-November 25, 2007

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A sudden ice storm didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the members of the Midwest Garrison as they presented the Legions colors in this second year of their participation in the Pekin, Illinois Winter Wonderland Parade. The weather was the only thing cold. The residents of Pekin welcomed the paraders with cheers and surprised glances as their favorite Iconic Star Wars figures rode the float through the streets of their town. As always, the parade ended up rolling through the local park that had illuminated trees lining the drive.
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Participants:
Mark Berry BH-4265 as Boba Fett
Chip Childress SL-9965 as Darth Vader
Kevin Skoglund (Rebel Legion) as Old Ben Kenobi
Ryan Summers TK-2429 as Stormtrooper
Jim DeJan TI-3853 Float Pilot
Emily DeJan TI-1802 Costume Support
R2S1 as himself
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Had a GREAT time ! Will do again next year . Nice pics jim .

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Post by BLUERAM »

Great writeup Jim. I want to thank everyone who attended this event, I had a great time as always.
Mark

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Our adventures at the Pekin Winter Wonderland parade 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.....

(Picture from Pekin parade)

"A sudden ice storm didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the members of the Midwest Garrison as they presented the Legion colors for the second year in the Pekin Winter Wonderland Parade," writes Jim DeJan, leader of the 501st Jolly Roger Squadron of Imperial TIE Pilots. "The weather was the only cold." DeJan continues, stating that the residents of Pekin, Illinois welcomed the marchers with cheers for their favorite Star Wars characters. "As always, the parade ended up rolling through the local park that had illuminated trees lining the drive."
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The Midwest Garrison, proudly serving the 501st Legion since 1999.

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