Since 1983, the Montauk Fire Department’s Big Bucks Bonanza has given away 1,641 prizes totaling $4,955,500 at Montauk’s firehouse. Music was provided by local band The Realm. Proceeds from the Bonanza go to the Scholarship Fund for Montauk youths. Each scholarship is in memory of a Montauk firemen who worked at Montauk School: Don Truesdale, Hank Zebrowski, Skip Cannon and John Mulligan.

– Fire News photo by Richard Lewin