IAFF Local 1605 – Bonanza Extravaganza

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Public Opinion – www.publicopiniononline.com – Chambersburg, PA:
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Three years ago, paid firefighters in Hagerstown, Md., decided they wanted to conduct a fund-raiser that would draw at least 8,500 people and give out big prizes, such as cars and motorcycles.

This month they will realize that dream with the first of what they see as an annual Bonanza Extravaganza, set for May 12-14.

Under the umbrella of the Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 1605 Foundation, firefighters will give away more than $750,000 over that weekend in cash and prizes.
They are predicting the turnout for the event at the Hagerstown Speedway will be at least 10,000.

While the project has all the earmarks of being a success, IAFF Local 1605 officials say it

would not have happened if businesses and fire departments in Franklin County had not become involved.

“Seventy percent of all ticket sales so far are from Pennsylvania,” said Rick Conrad, chairman of the committee organizing the event.

Conrad said the union foundation could not advertise the event here, but found word of mouth to be the best advertising of all. (Read More)

For the direct link to the Bonanza Extravaganza Click Here.

It seems as though these guys have their stuff together. I am waiting to see how much this event raises for them. If you would like to purchase a ticket Click Here.

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