Gallery by Richard Lewin

Big Bucks

There were so many Big Bucks hopefuls waiting at the entrance for the Big Day to start on Sunday afternoon, September 16, that Montauk Fire Department Second Assistant Chief Mickey Valcich opened the gates 15 minutes early this year. After an hour of all you can eat and drink, Montauk’s Sara Stuckart sang the National Anthem, the official start to the suspense and excitement of the day. The little “MFD Superstars” picked from the drum, and former MFD Chief Michael Mirras, Treasurer Dick White, and First Assistant Chief David Ryan announced the winners of the 61 cash prizes, including the top prize of $50,000.