August 23, 2009
The deadline to enter the fourth annual Hancock "Our Town" 2009 photo contest and exhibit is Aug. 31. Photos may be submitted at the War Memorial Library, or at the Hancock Town Hall office. A reception for the exhibit of winning photos will be Saturday, Sept. 26. An awards presentation will be at 2 p.m. A $100 grand prize will be awarded, as well as four $25 prizes. Complete instructions and entry forms are available at War Memorial Library. For more information, contact contest organizer Sam Judge at 717-294-6599, or
November 19, 2008
The North Hagerstown High School Athletic Boosters Club will hold its annual bonanza at the Williamsport Fire Hall on Saturday, Jan. 24. Grand prize will be $1,000. Doors open at 4 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. A DJ follows the drawing. There will be a winner every 10th ticket. Tickets cost $35 per two people. Contact Kelley Hornbecker at 301-739-1583 or Jill Ritter at 301-791-7408 for tickets or more information.
May 28, 2013
ABC Cumberland Valley Chapter will hold a money bonanza Saturday, June 22, at Williamsport Fire Hall. The doors open at 4:30 p.m. and food will be served at 6 p.m. The grand prize will be $1,000, and the first and every 10th ticket drawn will win $40. Tickets cost $40 for two. Participants must be 21 or older to play. In addition to the drawings, there will be 50/50, music and beverages. For tickets, call 301-739-1190.
August 14, 2004
Someone who bought a Pick 3 Lottery ticket at a Hagerstown 7-Eleven won $50,000 in the Bonus Match-up drawing Thursday, Maryland Lottery officials said Friday in a press release. Players purchasing Pick 3 tickets between June 28 and Aug. 8 with a value of $1 or more had a random chance to receive an eight-digit bonus coupon. Valid for that evening's drawing only, coupons with the last two digits matching the last two Pick 3 evening numbers drawn won $250 instantly. All Pick 3 bonus coupon numbers not matching the evening drawing numbers automatically were entered into the grand prize drawing, with prizes of $100,000, $50,000 and $25,000 being awarded, lottery officials said.
December 15, 2008
The annual Hagerstown YMCA Gala fundraiser will be Saturday, Feb. 7, at Fountain Head Country Club. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., followed by dinner and the feature grand prize drawing, your choice of one of three 2009 automobiles or a Mediterranean cruise. Tickets cost $325 per couple, available now and can be purchased from any member of the YMCA board of directors, or at the front desk of the YMCA on Eastern Boulevard in Hagerstown. The ticket entitles holder to a gourmet dinner for two and 150 chances for the grand prize drawing.
October 1, 2011
The Hancock Volunteer Fire Co. has hosted cash-prize giveaway events before. But this year, the group hoped to take its annual fundraising bash to another level. Organizers settled on a rugged, outdoorsy theme, and purchased $50,000 in prizes for Saturday's Sportsman's Bash on Sensel Road. "We wanted to try to make something a little bit bigger, something to bring in more money," event coordinator Bob Hoopengardner Jr. said. "Unfortunately, the weather didn't cooperate. " More than 400 people sloshed through mud, and braved downpours and 50-degree temperatures.
December 7, 2008
BPO Elks Lodge No. 378 at 11063 Robinwood Drive will hold a money bonanza Sunday, Feb. 8. The event is being announced early, as tickets are selling fast and the Elks Lodge wants its members and guests who have supported this fundraiser in the past to have an opportunity to get tickets. Tickets cost $25, which admits the ticket holder and one guest. There will be 31 cash prizes and the grand prize will be $3,000. There will be tip jars, King Tuts, 50/50 raffle and other games of chance.
January 28, 2008
The 22nd annual Hagerstown YMCA Gala Fundraiser will be Saturday at the Four Points Sheraton. Tickets for the Diamonds and Ice Gala are on sale and can be purchased from any member of the YMCA board of directors or at the Y's front desk. The cost is $300 per ticket, which entitles a couple to cocktails and hors d'oeuvres from 6 to 7 p.m., dinner for two, one of 200 chances for the grand prize drawing of a 2008 Volkswagen Jetta and dancing to the sounds of D.V.K. Entertainment. Prizes from local businesses and restaurants throughout the community will be given away, as well as other drawings and door prizes.