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Martino Junior High School Hosts Star Wars Museum
On Saturday, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8, the Martino Junior High School Student Council will host a Star Wars Museum with proceeds benefiting Toys for Tots. In addition, part of the proceeds will also go to benefit those affected by the recent tornados.
A Martino teacher, John Wettergren, is donating his extensive Star Wars collection for viewing. The collection includes prop replicas of blasters, light sabers, and helmets, and collectible memorabilia, including a life-sized Darth Vader and Yoda. Museum goers will enjoy a toy raffle, Star Wars movie, Jedi Training School for kids, Star Wars coloring center, Star Wars legos, and Star Wars-themed concessions for sale. There will also be visits from Star Wars characters. It is a great photo opportunity for kids!
“The Star Wars Museum will be a great day, for a great cause,” said Brandon Kilstrom, Martino’s student council co-sponsor. “Martino Jr. High has supported the Toys for Tots program for many years and is thrilled to offer the community this fun-filled event for fans of all ages. This year we are also reaching out to those close to home impacted by the recent tornados”
The cost for entry is $2 and children under 3-years-old are free. If you would rather donate a new toy, each donated new toy will give you one free entry. The toy must be in its original packaging.
The museum will be located at Martino Junior High School, 731 East Joliet Highway in New Lenox. Hours are Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
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