TITLE: Star Wars Reads Day | NAME: Justin | TKID: 3189 | DATE: 2014-10-16 02:51:03
Star Wars Reads Day was last Saturday, October 11th and was a great success for the MSG-RRG's Joint Ops! Having two events to encourage children to read and to celebrate our love for Star Wars. Darth Vader, a couple of Imperial Stormtroopers, and an out of control Wookiee brought joy to the adults and kids that participated at the B.J. Chain Public Library (Olive Branch, MS). Darth Vader discussed the importance of reading and having a library card. After the introduction, everyone enjoyed crafts, face painting, and photo opportunities with the 501st/Rebel Legion members.
That afternoon, the same 501st/Rebel Legion crew then visited the Booksellers at Laurelwood (Memphis, TN). Adam the Poet was there doing personal poetry. Other activities included games for the kids, photo ops with the 501st/Rebel Legion, and a Star Wars give-away prize pack.
This was year three for the Star Wars Reads Day worldwide celebration. No matter it be a comic, graphic novel, fictional/non-fictional, we challenge you to encourage someone to pickup a book and READ! Oh, and continue to show your love for Star Wars!