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A group of children use their light sabers they earned Jan. 17 at Pride Martial Arts’ Rise of the Sabers Parents Night Out. Photos by Sean Hastings/22nd Century Media
Veronica Loster, 6, of New Lenox, gets ready to use the Jedi block technique during her training at the Rise of the Sabers event.
Nathan Wells, 8, of Joliet, uses the push force during Jedi training at Pride Martial Arts Rise of the Sabers Parents Night Out.
Chloe Bandza, 9, of New Lenox, gets ready to swing her saber, which was a pool noodle used earlier in the event as the students trained to having real sabers.
Aiden Barakat, 7, of New Lenox, swings the pool noodle light saber at a dummy to practice his Jedi training.
Max Decicco, 5, of New Lenox swings his pool noodle light saber at his partner for a strike.
Lucy Archer, 7, of Elwood, creates her snack, which was called a Starfighter. It was made out of Oreos, icing and marshmallows.
Sean Hastings, Editor
8:00 am CST January 22, 2020

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