The IAFF Local 1605 Foundation, Inc. (Foundation) has announced that they will award $166,250 to 29 Charitable Organizations and collegiate scholarship recipients as a result of the 2019 Bonanza Extravaganza. 
 
Since 2006, The Foundation has given back over $1.9 million dollars to the local community. John Murray, President of the Foundation, says, “Once again our Foundation has demonstrated what is possible when we partner with businesses and community organizations to put on the greatest show in the  tri-state.” Murray added, “We are so proud of this accomplishment!”
 
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 annual Bonanza Extravaganza has emerged as Washington County’s largest and most economically impactful special event. The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 1605 deserves much praise for this event, they are a true contributor to Washington County’s tourism economy.” Says Dan Spedden, President, Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau
 
The Bonanza Extravaganza is organized by the Foundation and has been held annually for the last 14 years on Mother’s Day weekend at the Hagerstown Speedway. They are pleased to announced that the 15th Annual Bonanza Extravaganza will take place Mother’s Day Weekend, May 8 & 9, 2020. 
 
Tickets are expected to go on sale in the Fall. To be notified when they are available, please sign up at BonanzaExtravaganza.com or follow Facebook.com/BonanzaExtravaganza. If you would like to participate in the 2020 Bonanza Extravaganza, please contact Stacy Ryder at 717-496-5111 or at bonanzablast@gmail.com.
 
For more information about the IAFF Local 1605 Foundation, Inc. or please contact John Murray 717-226-0385.
 

 
2019 DONATION LIST
$3,500 – Shippensburg Area EMS, Inc. 
$12,000 – Letterkenny Local #F170
$500 – Wilson Ruritan
$6,000 – IAFF Local 1813 Chambersburg
$12,000 – Martinsburg Fire Fighters
$9,000 – MWAA IAFF Local 3217
$1,000 – For Our Kids Sake
$18,000 – Numerous College Scholarships
$5,800 – SHHS Rebel Touchdown Club
$3,800 – Community Rescue Service
$3,800 – Hagerstown BMX
$1,500 – Clear Spring Band Booster
$7,600 – Funkstown Fire Co Inc.
$3,800 – Hagerstown Area PAL
$3,800 – Longmeadow Fire Co.
$3,800 – Mt Aetna Fire Dept.
$3,800 – Sharpsburg Fire Co.
$3,800 – West End Fire & Rescue Co.
$3,800 – Washington Co. Fire Rescue
$3,800 – Community Fire Co.
$6,000 – Smithsburg EMS, Inc.
$6,000 – Hancock Fire Company
$6,000 – Clear Spring Fire Co. 
$14,300 – Williamsport Fire & EMS
$14,300 – Maugansville Goodwill Fire Company
$2,000 – Project Lifesaver
$   250 – Haven Lutheran Church
$2,500 – Buck Valley Little League
$3,800 – Leitersburg Fire Company
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$166,250