HAGERSTOWN -- This weekend's Bonanza Extravaganza at Hagerstown Speedway will feature four live bands, tip jars, games and a 16-lane all-you-can-eat buffet, but organizers say those aren't the reason the $100 tickets are selling so fast.
"I think the biggest draw is the prize list," event chairman Rick Conrad said. "Every time someone looks at this prize list, they look at me and say, 'How can you guys do this?'"
In a series of lottery-style drawings, the International Association of Firefighters Local 1605 Foundation will give away more than $800,000 in prizes, including a $100,000 grand prize, seven new Chevrolet cars and trucks, and eight new Harley-Davidson motorcycles, Conrad said.
The event, in its third year, is an annual fundraiser put on by the IAFF Local 1605 Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization for career firefighters that supports fire safety and education, Conrad said.