Public Library, Glenview, IL
July 9, 2005
Story and Photos by Chris Spice (Darth Spice)


When I was growing up I was told to be quiet at the library. Today that was not the case at the Public Library in Glenview, Illinois. The Midwest Garrison held a meet and greet for the kids in the area. With the likes of a Stormtrooper, a Sandtrooper and Darth Vader indeed a dark afternoon. A few Jedi were dispersed to hold order should things get nasty.

The kids could also take part in a few games that were lined up in case the lines became too much of a wait. A Proton Torpedo Toss, Boba’s Buckets as well as several different coloring activities kept the children busy so everyone could get a picture. The lines were pretty long and I salute the members of the Midwest Garrison who were drenched in buckets of sweat literally.

I got to opportunity to assist a couple as they went back for a much-needed break. Poor Darth Vader looked like he could use a cold one, it looks very glamorous but it really is work. I can honestly say I didn’t expect so many people but I was there for a couple of hours and it was very, very busy. I brought my own to help me survey the situation and I even procured a couple of pieces and pointers for my own armor that is under construction.

I look forward to the day if I am accepted to serve. I was able to snap a few photos of the event, and I’d strongly encourage you Troopers to visit your local branch of the 501st and see what is going on in your area. Until next time, United We Find Troopers.

To see the photo gallery containing 17 photos click here.