501st Legion | MidSouth Garrison

On Saturday Oct 10th, Pottery Barn had their second annual “release party” of Star Wars items. As many of you know, our purpose for being there was to raise money for St. Judes. The event was from 10:00 – 12:00. Don, Raychel and I arrived at 8:30 to square things away with Patti (my event contact), and then things started rolling.

To say the folks at PB were great to us is an understatement. They made sure we were comfortable with fans and food. Since this was their second time doing this event, they were pretty sqaured away with the crowd control, which help things move smoothly. Skip helped them with some suggestions to aid in the line moving a little faster with autographs, and once that was done, it was smooth sailing.

There were a couple of things that stuck out to me as really cool about this event:
1. All the kids had really cool OT old school shirts. I don’t know where they got them, but we saw a TON of kids and the shirts rocked!
2. Everyone was a fan…even all the PB folks were excited, which was awesome.
3. The staff at PB made us lunch, and Sara’s tomato soup was awesome…and I don’t care for tomato soup.

I want to thank everyone that participated in the event from the MSG and the Rebel Legion:

Skip – Vader
Don – Luke Skywalker Rebel Pilot
Raychel – Padme
Glenn – Obi-one
Matt – Chewie
JW – Sandtrooper
Chris – R2

Handlers:
Troopermom
Derek

If you haven’t seen this video Skip did, it rocks! Video Link

Here is a link to the pics Troopermom took: Photo link

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