The IAFF Local 1605 Foundation has announced that they will award $173,565 to 29 Charitable Organizations and collegiate scholarship recipients as a result of the 2018 Bonanza Extravaganza. 
 
Since 2006, The Foundation has given back over $1.8 million dollars to the local community. John Murray, President of the Foundation, says, If I had to sum it up in one word, it would be gratitude. The growth in support from the community throughout the years has been amazing.” Murray added, It’s rewarding to see everyone come together to have such a positive impact on our community.”
 
The event is held to raise funds to benefit the community and community programs. Annually, the Bonanza Extravaganza awards over $850,000 in cash and prizes including automobiles, motorcycles, and a $100,000 grand prize. There is a guaranteed winner each time with prizes awarded through a random 4-digit drawing to limited ticket holders.
 
The Bonanza Extravaganza is organized by the Foundation and has been held annually for the last 13 years on Mother’s Day weekend at the Hagerstown Speedway. They are pleased to announced that the 14th Annual Bonanza Extravaganza will take place Mother’s Day Weekend, May 10 & 11, 2019. 
 
Tickets are expected to go on sale in the Fall. To be notified when they are available, please register at BonanzaExtravaganza.com or follow them on Facebook.com/BonanzaExtravaganza. If you would like to participate in the 2019 Bonanza Extravaganza, please contact Stacy Ryder via text at 717-496-5111 or via email at bonanzablast@gmail.com.
 
For more information about the IAFF Local 1605 Foundation or please contact John Murray 717-226-0385.
 
 

 

Bonanza Extravaganza 2018 Donation List

SHIPPENSBURG AREA EMS
LETTERKENNY LOCAL F170
WILSON RURITAN
IAFF LOCAL 1813 CHAMBERSBURG
MARTINSBURG FIRE FIGHTERS
MWAA IAFF LOCAL 3217
FOR OUR KIDS SAKE
VARIOUS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
SHHS REBEL TOUCHDOWN CLUB 
COMMUNITY RESCUE SERVICE 
HAGERSTOWN BMX 
CLEAR SPRING BAND BOOSTER 
FUNKSTOWN FIRE COMPANY
HAGERSTOWN AREA PAL 
LONGMEADOW FIRE COMPANY 
MT AETNA FIRE DEPARTMENT
SHARPSBURG FIRE COMPANY 
WEST END FIRE & RESCUE COMPANY
WASHINGTON COUNTY FIRE RESCUE
WAYNESBORO FIRE DEPARTMENT
COMMUNITY FIRE COMPANY
SMITHSBURG EMS
HANCOCK VOL FIRE COMPANY 
CLEAR SPRING FIRE COMPANY 
WILLIAMSPORT FIRE & EMS 
MAUGANSVILLE GOODWILL FIRE COMPANY
PROJECT LIFESAVER 
HAVEN LUTHERAN CHURCH 
BUCK VALLEY LITTLE LEAGUE 
LEITERSBURG FIRE COMPANY
$3,500
$12,000
$500
$6,000
$12,000
$9,000
$1,000
$20,370
$9,000
$3,800
$3,800
$1,500
$7,600
$3,800
$3,800
$3,800
$3,800
$3,800
$3,800
$2,745
$3,800
$6,000
$6,000
$6,000
$14,300
$14,300
$1,500
$250
$2,000
$3,800
 
$173,565