Customer-wise it did bring in more people, some of them as far as 2 hours away. So I would say it was worth it, I guess I should of used an adder instead of doing it all manually, but it felt like cheating to me...oh well, next year.
As for volunteers, we had about 12 people say they wanted to help out during the months of Sept and Oct. But they ALL turned out to be flakes, not a one of them showed up. Even after getting confirmations the day before!
So I think I will keep it for drumming up business, but not for helpers.