Hey ladies and gents of the Midsouth Garrison! I am from the Southwest Virginia area, living in the small, small town of Pound, VA. I've been a massive Star Wars fan since seeing A New Hope at age 2. Although I am from Virginia, Pound is located literally five minutes from Kentucky and, at worst, an hour from the Tri-Cities which puts me a lot closer geographically to your garrison than the Virginia Tyranus Garrison members. I'm not a member of the 501st yet, but I hope to be a TK! I haven't begun building, but I have been researching quite a bit on the 501st database and also www.whitearmor.net to get tips and find resources, so hopefully I can begin my build soon.
I found out about the 501st quite a while ago online and about it's activities at cons and also it's great charity work. I'm a fan of costumers and admire the incredible detail of the 501st's costumes as well the generosity of it's members to the community. I'd love to meet like minded people and other Star Wars fans and troop when I can!