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Fire Captain’s Retirement Party at The Barn

The Barn at Stratford event venue was privileged to host a Retirement Party on August 1st, 2016.

Honoree and MC

Capt. Cooperider and MC

Over 200 guests  came to celebrate Captain Charlie Cooperider’s outstanding career with the Delaware City Fire Department.  Captain Cooperider concludes 28 years with the fire department and 31 years serving the City of Delaware Ohio.  The Captain recently was praised in the Delaware Gazette for his participation in the the Independence Day fireworks for the past 22 years.

 

 

Retirement Party - Event Venue - The Barn at Stratford - Delaware Ohio

The guests included the crew of  DFD Ladder Truck 302 who received special quick-exit parking.

Retirement Party - Event Venue - The Barn at Stratford - Delaware Ohio

Watching MC present gifts

The Barn’s Gallery was transformed into a fire zone with “Do Not Cross” yellow tape everywhere.

 

 

Retirement Party - Event Venue - The Barn at Stratford - Delaware Ohio

Fire Helmet Centerpiece

The tables covered in red and white linens were decorated with balloons and a Fireman’s Hat sprouting flowers.

 

Retirement Party - Event Venue - The Barn at Stratford - Delaware Ohio

‘Fire Zone’ Buffet Table

Food for the celebration was a buffet table decorated as a Fire Zone.

 

 

Check out The Barn at Stratford Photo Gallery to see all the photos in larger size of this splendid event.