The highlight of the evening was a "Panel Discussion" but should have been called "Reminisce" or similar. Two retired firefighters, Chuck Scharlau and Butch Evenson joined two current firefighters, Rick Luth and Tom Evenson in a heart-warming, hilarious, and completely charming series of stories -- some sad, some happy -- of their experiences over the years. It's good to listen to the old-timers. I wish someone had videotaped their accounts, because it was as much the delivery as it was the content. At the end, we gave them a much-deserved standing ovation for their years of service.
The light was terrible, this was the best shot I could get.
It was a great night with friends. I am sorry I didn't take more photos of everyone out in their finest, but it just was a quiet night for my shutter. I do, however, have it forever imprinted on my heart. Gratitude.