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METROPOLIS (WSIL) -- May the 4th Be With You! Tuesday is Star Wars Day.
Hidden Gems Novelties and Collectibles in Metropolis held a celebration for the community.

The new store says this is their first year hosting an event and they hope to have more in the future. People were invited to dress up and meet with artists, vendors and other Star Wars fans.

One employee says it's nice to see the community come together for something fun, especially during the pandemic.

"Being the nerd, Star Wars, it was, 'Oh no, that's not cool.' Even though the movies are absolutely amazing, it still wasn't cool to acknowledge it. Then a few years after I graduate high school, then all of sudden, it's popular, I'm accepted now. It's a weird feeling but it's something that I would never have expected, but always hoped for," said Yuri Rentfro.

Rentfro says once store is finished with their theater section, they hope to host movie nights by the end of next month.

Maya Skinner

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