Ryan Miorelli, a Penn State student and Tamaqua graduate, volunteered some of his holiday season to collect Toys For Tots at a Star Wars themed event in King of Prussia. During the charity event, Miorelli, who portrayed himself as Luke Skywalker, collected new toys along with fellow members of two international groups Rebel Legion and the 501st Legion. Miorelli stated that both groups are dedicated to accurate portrayals of Star Wars characters. They routinely get involved in a number charity events. Miorelli has also appeared at the New York Mets game, the Special Olympics and many other venues. For more information about the organizations or their charity appearances, goto www.501st.com Miorelli, portraying Luke Skywalker, left, has fun with stormtrooper Jason "TK-9141" Romanoff of Folsom; and Jedi Apprentice played by Jonas Bloomfield of Whitehall.
Tamaqua native travels to another galaxy for Toys For Tots
Friday, December 28, 2012