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Des Moi, IA St. Patrick's Day Parade

Discussion in 'Mid West Regional Discussion' started by unihawk, Mar 11, 2007.

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  1. unihawk

    unihawk Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Mar 23, 2004
    Here's the info on the parade.

    We're entry #79.

    The parade will be assembled along Walnut Street from 12th street through
    16th Street in downtown Des Moines. You may begin arriving at 10:00 am.
    Please be at our assigned spot by 11:30. The parade begins at noon, the
    parade will advance East from 15th and locust Street throught downtown to
    the Embassy Suites Hotel (about a mile). Wear comfortable shoes!

    Parking is available at the 9th and Grand or 11th and Walnut ramps.
    Street parking is also available in the area.

    We will be joining the DSM sci-fi club for this and please dress in costume if you can.
     
  2. Jedi_Dajuan

    Jedi_Dajuan Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Dec 30, 2002
    Hothie and I can't make it. We'd already agreed to go to Lincoln for a minis tourney this Saturday. Also, the only costume I have up here it my Endor Leia, and that is NOT a costume for windy days if you catch my meaning :p Maybe next time!
     
  3. unihawk

    unihawk Jedi Youngling star 1

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    That's OK. I've been talking to Matt of the 501st and it looks like we'll have 2 troopers marching.
     
  4. unihawk

    unihawk Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Well the snow must have kept the troopers away, but the jedi were on hand. It was a cold start but warmed up by the end. Spotted a R2-D2 mailbox along the way. Dan got his photo taken with it.
    I posted a few pic on the meetup site. www.starwars.meetup.com/12

    Hopefuly we can do it again next year.
     
  5. Kyle Katarn

    Kyle Katarn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Nice photos! Granted, I don't celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but it's always nice to see people dress up in public.


    The R2 mailbox is over by the Register building. My dad took a photo of it on Friday and met a postal employee who told him that there are 7 others in town and they'll be around for about 3 weeks.

    I found another one over the weekend at Jordan Creek Mall. It's by the south entrance between Dillard's and the theater.
     
  6. Jedi_Dajuan

    Jedi_Dajuan Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Ack, hopefully they will still be there my next trip up!

    What's to celebrate for St. Paddy's day? You wear green and drink green beer :p
     
  7. unihawk

    unihawk Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Mar 23, 2004
    Reporter Steve Karlin of KCCI would like to do a story on the R2 mailboxes and is looking for SW fans to show up in costume for it.
    If you would like to be on TV, please PM me so we can figure out a time to meet him.
     
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