Josh Walker (left) helps train young Jedi at Upjohn Park on Thursday evening, though a disturbance in the force indicated that some of the youth may have Sith tendencies. A group on Facebook called Lightsaber Choreography Practice held their first practice on Thursday, and leader Celeste Joy hopes to hold weekly meetings. She is part of the Saber Guild, a group recognized by Lucasfilm and Disney. They host events, some of which are charity appearances at children's hospitals. Visit their Facebook page, "Lightsaber Choreography Practice" to learn more. Full story coming in a future Daily Independent edition.

photo and text by Michael Smit