2019 50/50 Winner Announced!

Congratulations goes to David and Denise Solie of Columbus, WI and Little Girls Point, MI on being the lucky winners of $36,996. Thank you, everyone, for another amazing raffle. We look forward to Bessemer Blast 2020!

2019 Winning 50/50 Raffle Number Grand Prize of $36,996!

The 2019 Winning 50/50 Ticket number is 6899 with a grand prize of $36,996!

2018 50/50 Winning Ticket #66187

The 2018 Winning 50/50 Ticket number for the Bessemer 4th of July is 66187 with a prize of $34,681!

Prize can be claimed at the credit union in Bessemer.

2017 Bessemer 4th 50/50 Winner Announced with a Prize of $34,861!

Winning Number: 03660
Prize Amount: $34,861

We have a winner! Congratulations to former Bessemer resident, Tom Miskovich of Wausau, WI. He is the lucky one to win $34,861!! Thank you to all who have purchased tickets and helped us have another record high year! Your support continues to help fund Bessemer Blast in future years, so we can bring great events and entertainment, often times at little to no charge. None of this would be possible without the 50+ dedicated, determined, and hard-working individuals that are seen on the streets and behind the scenes. Their efforts are greatly appreciated. Thank you!

2016 Selfie Challenge Winners

We had another great Selfie Challenge this year with some amazing submissions. It was hard to narrow down the best of the best because all of you snapped some great selfies! But, we finally came to a consensus on the top in each of the 10 categories and one overall winner who submitted in all categores. See the results below and to see all of the submitted selfies visit the Selfie Gallery.

cdv_photo_001-15Most People in a Selfie – Mike Graham
These guys may have an advantage here with the crowds that follow around Marty’s Goldenaires! Easily the most people in a selfie and again a great performance by Marty’s!

1467593982001Selfie with a 50/50 Ticket Seller – Anda Mortier
Anda snapped a great shot of her out and about getting some 50/50 tickets and enjoying the night!

cdv_photo_001-12Selfie with Marty’s Goldenaires – Laura Miller
Laura takes home the best Marty’s shot after catching a few members after their practice on the street during the week leading up to the 4th!

cdv_photo_001Favorite 4th of July Food – Nicole Re
Nicole is not only enjoying her favorite foods on the streets of Bessemer, but is also very festive in doing it!

1467679497513Parade Selfie – Ryan and Clare Scarbeary
What a great view of the parade! Right from the deck and enjoying it with family. That’s what the 4th is all about!

cdv_photo_001-11Selfie Participating in a 4th of July Event – Derek Gheller
A selfie of himself taking selfies with people taking selfies for the selfie challenge. Can we get the word selfie in here any more???

1467649094518Selfie Showing Your 4th of July Spirit – Blayne Pellinen
What’s more in the spirit of the Bessemer 4th of July than volunteering to help out your community! Kudos to Blayne and his friends for volunteering their time at the Family Races!

cdv_photo_002-7Fireworks Selfie – Annie Garvey
Annie and her friends and family decided to put on their own fireworks show with some sparklers!

1467221656922Selfie With a Bessemer Landmark – Blayne Pellinen
Blayne enjoyed his time in our beautiful Ethnic Commons Park and took a snap of it to show us. Great park and one of many great selfies by Blayne.

cdv_photo_003-1Selfie in Front of a Bessemer Business – Annie Garvey
Annie described the selfie as “A Bessemer Classic” and we can’t agree more! Abelman’s is a classic and a must stop in the area for your clothing needs.

Overall Winner – Submitted in All Categories – Annie Garvey
Annie Garvey went all out this 4th and submitted a total of 16 selfies across the 10 categories and was the only person to submit selfies in all 10 categories! Congrats to Annie on being the Selfie Queen! View her submissions in the gallery below.

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2016 Bessemer 4th Winning 50/50 Number

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The 4th of July has come to a close and we’d like to thank everyone involved and all of those who came out to the festivities.

If you have the winning 50/50 ticket bring it to the Gogebic County Federal Credit Union to claim the prize or Call Mark at 906-364-0420 or the Gogebic County Federal Credit Union at 906-663-4011.

We Have a Winner!

Mary Smith of Hurley, WI had the winning 50/50 ticket and claimed the prize. Thank you for supporting the Bessemer 4th of July and we look forward to doing it again in 2017!

New Website

Welcome to the new Bessemer 4th of July Website.  We figured it was time for a new look and to put some more focus on our online presence.

All of the information you come to our website to look for will still be here.  We just gave it some polish and tried making things easier to access.  Take a look at the schedule, check out the latest 4th of July News, and even become an online Cracker Backer and donate to the 4th of July!

If you have any questions or problems with the new site, let us know on our Contact Page.  We also welcome any suggestions for future additions to the site.  Also stay tuned, as we release the updated version of our mobile app, we will rolling out some new site features that can help integrate into our app and social media.

We hope you love the new site and see everyone for the 4th!