Chief Hissam says the 2020/2021 Fall Bash will be ONLINE only!
The Chester Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) has announced that its 2020/2021 Fall Bash fundraiser is moving to an ONLINE only event September 18, 2021. Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort in Chester, WV, has made the decision to not allow events as large as the Fall Bash this year due to COVID restrictions.
We respect Mountaineer’s decision to limit event sizes at their facilities, but this leaves us with no other local venue that can handle the Bash. Our only choice is to move the event online. “We have more than $1.5 million to give away and our volunteer firemen count on this event to fund our operations” said CVFD Chief, John Hissam. Guests that already purchased tickets to the 2020 fall bash can use them for the 2021 online bash. Those that want to purchase more can use the order form from the 2020 flyer or visit our website chesterfallbash.com.
Guests that already purchased tickets to the 2020 fall bash can use them for the 2021 online bash. Those that want to purchase more can use the order form from the 2020 flyer or purchase online.
Numbers for all ticket types will be drawn Saturday, September 18, 2021 starting at 9:00am. The drawings will be live streamed, and the winning numbers posted on our website www.chesterfallbash.com. Winners will be notified by certified mail with instructions on how to claim their prize.
We know how much our customers and volunteers love the Saturday Bash event at Mountaineer, and we are sorry we can’t be with you in person this year. As our gift, we are entering all Saturday Bash ticket holders into a special drawing for $10,000 CASH at NO COST to you. Your Saturday Bash ticket will be your number for this special drawing.
This year we are also adding a new special ticket called the “Double Down.” These tickets are only available for purchase online at chesterfallbash.com or in person at the Chester Volunteer Fire Department. Learn more about how you can win up to $150,000 on the 2021 Double Down Ticket by clicking here.
Chief John Hissam
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: I purchased tickets for last years cancelled bash. Are they still good?
A: All tickets issued for the 2020 bash are good for the 2021 bash.
Q: How many tickets are available?
A: There are a total of 5000 tickets for the Friday Bash (2 numbers per ticket), 5000 Cash Box Tickets (2 numbers per ticket). and 10,000 Saturday Bash tickets.
Q: I lost my tickets and dont remember my numbers.
A: Dont worry. We have your numbers. Click the contact us box at the bottom of the screen or call (304) 387-2795 and we will give you your ticket numbers.
Q: Why do my tickets have a 2020 date?
A:The 2021 Bash is using tickets from the 2020 Bash.
Q: The Saturday Bash tickets always included free food and beverage at the Harv. Will I be refunded that part of my ticket?
A: Food and beverage is not part of the fall bash ticket price. It was provided as a courtesy to our on-site customers the day of the bash. There is no food and beverage refund. However, we are entering every Saturday Bash ticket holder into a special drawing at no cost to them. Your Saturday bash ticket will give you a chance at twenty, $500 drawings as our thank you for being a loyal Fall Bash Customer.
Q: How do I know if I won?
A: All winning ticket number drawings will be posted on our website broken out by Ticket Type (Friday Bash, Cash Box, Double Down, Saturday Bash) and Drawing Number (each drawing is identified by a time). In addition, all winners will be notified by certified mail with instructions on how to claim their prize
Q: Will you be livestreaming both days of the bash.
A: All Friday and Saturday drawings will be consolidated into a one-day live event starting at 9:00am eastern time, Saturday September 18, 2021 and run until 5:00pm. Check in throughout the day to see how your ticket numbers are doing.
Q: How do I watch the live stream of the bash?
A: Go to www.chesterfallbash.com and click on the “Watch the Bash Live” link. [link available day of event]
Q: How do I know the drawings are fair? Is this legit?
A: Every Customer gets a ticket with a four-digit number. The numbers are drawn using lotto style ball machines in front of the entire bash audience as witness. All ball drawings and associated prizes are videotaped for security and confirmation.
Q: Where does all the money go?
A: All the money we bring in for tickets goes back out in the form of cash, prizes, food, beverage, advertising, facility and equipment rental, ticket printing, web site maintenance, and related expenses. All net proceeds go to fire equipment, training, donations to local youth and school organizations, and community events.
Q: I still have questions. Who can I call?
A: Call the fall bash hotline at 304-387-2796