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Darth Vader, stormtroopers converge in Sharpsburg for toy drive

Tribune-Review
| Tuesday, September 18, 2018 12:30 p.m
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The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society will be in Sharpsburg on Saturday for a toy drive.

Calling all Jedi’s.

The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society will be in Sharpsburg on Saturday for a toy drive to benefit sick children.

The group will be at D and E Collectibles, 700 Main St., from noon to 4 p.m.

The event features popular costumed characters like stormtroopers, Darth Vader and Boba Fett.

Members will collect Star Wars toys and the Starkiller Garrison of the 501st Legion will distribute the items during visits to childrens’ hospitals across southwest Pennsylvania.

Society president Bill Cable expects a large crowd, saying the costumed characters are a draw.

“People mostly come to see the characters,” Cable said. “The costumes are movie-accurate and kids just love them.”

Free photo opportunities will be available with the heroes of the Rebellion, the villains of the Empire and intergalactic bounty hunters.

The society since 2009 has collected more than $32,000 for charities across Pennsylvania. The group is run by volunteers.

For more, visit pswcs.com.

Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, tpanizzi@tribweb.com or via Twitter @tawnyatrib.

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