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Items sought for Jamboree auction

Conducting the auction at Warrensburg's 2012 Smoke Eaters’ Jamboree, Jim Galusha of Thurman calls out bids on a truckload of firewood, one of the many goods and services donated for the benefit event by area businesses and individuals. Judy Durkin (left rear) takes notes on the bidding action. Officials of the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Co., sponsors of the Jamboree, are now asking area businesses to line up new wares and services for donation, and asking individuals to clean out their garages and sheds and contribute items to the auction, which is a major fundraiser for the fire company.

Conducting the auction at Warrensburg's 2012 Smoke Eaters’ Jamboree, Jim Galusha of Thurman calls out bids on a truckload of firewood, one of the many goods and services donated for the benefit event by area businesses and individuals. Judy Durkin (left rear) takes notes on the bidding action. Officials of the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Co., sponsors of the Jamboree, are now asking area businesses to line up new wares and services for donation, and asking individuals to clean out their garages and sheds and contribute items to the auction, which is a major fundraiser for the fire company. Photo by Thom Randall.

— Smoke Eaters’ Jamboree is approaching, and the Warrensburg firefighters are now collecting items for the event’s annual auction.

The premier traditional carnival event in northern Warren County, Smoke Eaters’ Jamboree is the major fundraiser for the Warrensburg Volunteer Fire Co. — and the auction yields considerable proceeds. The two-day event is to be held July 25 and July 26 on the town recreation field.

The money raised is used by the fire comapny to support local youth sports teams, scholarships and various community functions.

Those who would like to donate items in good workable condition, call the firehouse at 623-9766 and leave a message — and the items will be picked up shortly thereafter at a convenient time for the donor.

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