Gateway Academy hosts Star Wars community event Jan. 30

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Gateway Academy will be hosting a Star Wars action packed community event open to the public, celebrating “National School Choice Week,” featuring information on Arizona’s Empowerment Scholarship Fund, which allows children with disabilities to attend approved private day schools.

The community is invited to a Star Wars Extravaganza 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30.

Families will have a chance to visit the new campus of Gateway Academy, located in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve at 3939 E. Shea Blvd., in Phoenix slated to open in June, 2016.

Star_Wars_Imperial_Soldiers_Exposicion_MadridThe event is to host entertaining and educational activities, according to a press release. Enjoy a viewing of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, special appearances by Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Yoda, Darth Vader along with a Star Wars themed costume contest with a chance to win prizes.

Las Vegas music sensation: Walk Off Hits will be performing live, along with Drone flying and exhibition by Drone Wars. Enjoy delicious Food Trucks featuring Burgers Amore, BBQ Pitmaster and Rita’s Italian Ice, the release stated.

An additional highlight of the day will be complimentary ezChildID, courtesy of MassMutual Arizona. MassMutual Arizona is working with local communities to help create a safe environment for our children.

The ezChildID program provides parents and guardians with vital information necessary to expedite law enforcement efforts to locate a missing child. ezChildID uses the nation’s most comprehensive digital fingerprinting child identification system which ensures that it captures all the information required by the Amber Alert System, the release stated.

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