Invite: Rochester Lilac Parade

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  1. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    What: Rochester Lilac Parade
    When: May 10
    Where: Rochester

    We've been invited to march in the Rochester Lilac Parade with Garrison Excelsior and Echo Base. A picnic is being planned for post-parade festivities. If anyone is interested, please post here. More details will follow.
  2. WookieeJedi Force Ghost

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    Does it have to be 501st or legion costume
    Last edited by WookieeJedi, Apr 2, 2014
  3. JediXXL Force Ghost

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  4. 72Princess Force Ghost

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    No, we have been invited as a Fan Force and friends of the Garrison.
  5. 72Princess Force Ghost

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    I will be attending this event!
  6. Slee The Sloth Jedi Master

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    Sorry I can not be there. :(
  7. MakanPyralis Force Ghost

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    I will be unavailable for this event.
  8. Mother_of_the_Twins Force Ghost

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    Since May 10 is a Saturday, I won't be available due to work.
  9. myhale99 Force Ghost

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    I will be participating.


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  10. Wild Sidewalker Jedi Master

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    I work from 9 - 4 on Saturdays so I'm out. And, although not necessarily a conflict, just a reminder that we do have a rehearsal that Saturday from 6-9... every Saturday from now until SWN14. LOL
  11. BigDanLevitan N.R. Vice President

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    I'm tentative due to work. I won't know until the date gets closer.

    Up to carpool with others if we get a whole group going
  12. WookieeJedi Force Ghost

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    I'm interested in going... Now just to decide what costume ...can we check to see what costumes GE has coming?
  13. BigDanLevitan N.R. Vice President

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    I'd say Wookiee it up........I should have my suit fixed by then......lol
  14. WookieeJedi Force Ghost

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    well didn't know if Darren would be wearing his Wookiee.....unless your thinking what im thinking??? "you know who we are ...but you don't know why were here......... then that would just be toooooo SWWeeeeeeeeeeeeet!
  15. BigDanLevitan N.R. Vice President

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    Once again, I think you're reading my mind.......
  16. BPStoyle Jedi Grand Master

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    No go; I'll be out of town that weekend.
  17. JediXXL Force Ghost

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    Dan, Steve... :cool: I can arrange another set if needed.
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  18. BigDanLevitan N.R. Vice President

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    Glasses? We don't need no stinking glasses........:D
  19. Otto_den_Ktulu Force Ghost

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    Pencil me in for this. I'm sure I can also find this as a reason to get out to Rochester to see my parents for my birthday and Mother's Day. They usually attend the Festival at least once.
  20. STAR-WARS-FREAK-JPB Force Ghost

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    Specific characters we have so far that are interested. Han, Leia , Anakin, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, Captured Queen Amidalla, Aura Sing, Our Vader will probably show up. I will pass on more specefic info ASAP. Probably this weekend.
  21. CapturedJedi Jedi Grand Master

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  22. Darth Erebus Jedi Master

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    What are the times for this event? Would we be back in time for practice?
  23. 72Princess Force Ghost

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    The parade itself begins at 1030. Whether or not you can stay for the picnic afterwards, you should be back in plenty of time for rehearsal.
  24. jediprof Jedi Grand Master

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    Think I'll be able to make this! Can do either Jedi (RL approved) or X-wing pilot (RL approved). If you have too many of these can to twi'lek.
  25. STAR-WARS-FREAK-JPB Force Ghost

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    this should cover everything. email me jpbuholtz@aol.com for more info

    Event Planning Checklist


    Type of Function
    parade

    Where function will take place?
    outdoors

    If outdoors, will it be canceled if it rains?
    No, parade goes on rain or shine

    Location
    Monroe Community Hospital
    Complete address
    435 E. Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14620
    Directions from all points
    Landmarks
    corner of East Henrietta Road and Westfall Road
    right near 390

    Parade Route :
    http://www.lilacfestival.com/parade.html

    Contact
    Primary contact
    1. name
    2. title
    3. direct number
    4. cell phone
    Who will be the on-site contact?
    Nicky Blum

    Time of Event
    Time entertainers need to be there 8 - 9am
    Time entertainers need to be ready for 10am (vehicle needs to be in place by 9:30am)
    Time event starts 10:30am
    Time event ends 12pm-ish
    Time entertainers can remove costume once we get back to MCH

    Rules and Guidelines
    Will there be children present?
    Yes

    What are the guidelines for interaction?
    Stay in character. No handouts of any kind are allowed.


    Are members children allowed at event?
    Yes
    Pictures
    try not to stop for pictures during the parade

    Games, events, activities
    I am hoping to do our group picture before the parade (i.e. 10am-ish) at our line-up spot.
    If not, it will be after the parade.

    BBQ see below



    Entertainers needed
    any Star Wars costumes
    limited to 1 face character (i.e. 1 Vader, 1 Boba, 1 Han, 1 Leia, etc)

    Weapon restrictions
    None

    Trooper Provisions

    Men's and Women's secure dressing area
    No, we will be changing at our cars, but there are rest rooms in the hospital that we can borrow briefly

    A "safe zone" to unmask
    Not on the parade route

    Will food/water be provided?
    There will be water in the truck.

    Any other entertainer "perks"?
    No

    Is there a preferred parking location/garage?
    park at Monroe Community Hospital's Friendship Lot

    Is parking free/reimbursed?
    free

    there will be a BBQ Anniversary Celebration after the parade at a local members house . We could not secure a pavilion at a local park this year. All are welcome. Bring cards to trade if you want.
    Last edited by STAR-WARS-FREAK-JPB, Apr 22, 2014
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