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Father's Day Meet & Greet

Governor's Square Mall hosted a unique Meet & Greet event Father's Day weekend as costume-clad members of the 501st MidSouth Garrison came out to shake hands with fans of the Star Wars universe while supporting the local charity--Dreams & Wishes of Tennessee. The 501st Legion has approximately 60 chapters nationwide who help charitable organizations of all kinds. The MidSouth Garrison is one of its largest chapters, and it is comprised of members from Tennessee and Kentucky. This year approximately two dozen Star Wars characters were present to lend a hand to Dreams & Wishes. “We grant wishes to kids whose cancer has relapsed and young adults ages 18 -21 who are dealing with a new diagnosis,” Tanya Sturm said. “This is an annual event, and it's the fourth time that the wonderful folks from the 501st Garrison have come out to help us grant a dream.”

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