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A show of force for literacy

Darth Maul elicted varying repsonses from members of the audience. This kid seemed to be all right with him but smaller children found him scary.1 / 4
Darth Vader and the Storm Troopers were a hit with the crowd.2 / 4
There were a few Yodas running around the Steeple Center Saturday afternoon.3 / 4
Yoda and a Jedi pose with a Storm Trooper and Darth Vader during Saturday's literacy event. Apparently they forgot they are supposed to be enemies.4 / 4

More than 1,100 people crowded into the Steeple Center for Star Wars Extravaganza. The event, which was hosted by the Rosemount Area Arts Council, the Robert Trail Library and the Friends of the Robert Trail Library, included games, crafts and members of the 501st Legion.

Many of the attendees dressed in costume. While organizers were expecting a good crowd, the large number of people who attended was suprising. RAAC member John Loch said they will have to find a larger location for it next year. 

Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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