Jamboree crowd was large but frugal

Hull said that a set of auctioned items featured an intriguing surprise for bidders.

A set of a half-dozen new toasters donated by Glens Falls National Bank were snapped up by bidders at $10 each, he said. The successful bidders discovered over the weekend that the appliances made toast with a smiley face imprinted on one side.

Hull said Monday this was his first time calling for bids, and he did his best to imitate the auctioneer's fast-paced phrasing and lingo.

"I've assisted Jim Galusha onstage at the Jamboree for a lot of years and and I tried to imitate him the best I could," Hull said, adding that he didn't even have one beer to make the calls come easier. "By the time I got home Saturday night, I couldn't talk."

Geraghty said the fire company's net proceeds would be good despite the restrained spending by attendees.

"The Jamboree's been a staple event of the North Country for 46 years," he said. "And we 're pleased with the continued support from area communities."

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