Monday, March 23, 2009

Cooper City's 50th Birthday & Annual Founder's Day Events

From April to June 2009, Cooper City will mark the 50th anniversary of its incorporation and will also be celebrating Founder's Day. Such a special occasion requires a special celebration, and a volunteer committee has been formed by the Cooper City Commission to make plans for the city's 50th celebration.

The Cooper City Commission and Cooper City employees invite you to participate in Cooper City's 50th Anniversary by joining the 50th Celebration Committee, by contributing financial support, by attending the 50th Anniversary events, and by helping to promote the celebration throughout Cooper City.

COOPER CITY'S 50TH FOUNDER'S DAY EVENTS INCLUDE:

April 2009
Tuesday, April 14th - 50th Birthday Kick-off, 7:00 pm. - 7:30 p.m. in City Hall Auditorium prior to city commission meeting to include: City Proclamation, Cooper City's 50th Fabulous Years Celebration Days, unveil time capsule and display contents, honor Pioneers of Cooper City, refreshments with cutting of 50th birthday cake, staff, volunteers and council to wear 50th celebration shirts.
Wednesday, April 15th - Historical Picture Display Business Rotation. Begin 5 - 7 day rotations of historical pictures throughout businesses in Cooper City.
Sunday, April 19th - Celebrating Our Past, 3 - 5 p.m. at the Pool and Tennis Center, 3:15 p.m. Recognition of past city commissioners, city advisory board members, clubs and organizations that have contributed to the city, etc. with group pictures for time capsule, refreshments, historical room open, classroom open with video presentation.
Saturday, April 25th - (Traditional) Founder's Day Celebration, Morning parade with theme "Cooper City - Celebrating 50 Fabulous Years!" followed by afternoon festivities at Brian Piccolo Park, fireworks.

May 2009
Saturday, May 2nd - 50th Countdown begins with countdown display on corner of Stirling Road and 100th Avenue.
Saturday, May 2nd - Family Night - "Movie Under the Stars" Cooper City Sports Complex 8 - 11 PM, Movie on the field. Wii Rock Band and Guitar Hero Contests on other field for additional entertainment fun.
Sunday, May 17th - "Tour de Cooper" Family Bike Ride 7:30 - 10 am, staged at the Cooper City Sports Complex, refreshments.
Saturday, May 23rd - Party at the Pool! 1 - 5 PM Family events, music, and contests poolside at the Pool and Tennis Center.

June 2009
Saturday, June 6th - Cooper City "Going Gold" - Community Volunteer Day, Provide marigolds to be planted by volunteers at all parks, city facilities and entrance ways to the City to encourage everyone to "go Golden" for our 50th !
Saturday, June 20th - Cooper City's Celebration of "50" Fabulous Years! 5 - 10 p.m. on Cooper City High School football field, bounce houses, food, concert, laser show, closure of time capsule, large Birthday cake.

For more information please contact staff at 954-434-4300, Ext. 233 or go to the city's website.

Click HERE to view the itenerary or click HERE to download a Founder's Day Parade Application if you'd like to participate in the parade. We'll see you there!

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