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."