Host Herb Day (far left) along with volunteers, listen for totals given by Rocky Coss on (far right)
The 46th Annual Ernie Blankenship Radio-Telethon once again brought in tens-of-thousands of dollars in donations for the needy children and adults of Highland County.
The 2018 event held Wednesday evening at NCB Bank in Hillsboro, brought in a grand total of $96,896, counting both Hillsboro and Greenfield efforts. That total is expected to surpass 97,000 by the end of the week.
The largest donations in Hillsboro were as follows:
Cassner Foundation- $15,000
Merchants National Bank- $9,500 plus donation of two photos for auction which brought $650
Hillsboro Rotary Club- $6,000
Hillsboro Eagles Club- $5,000
VFW Post 9094- $5,000
US Bank- $3,000
NCB Bank- $2,500
People's Bank Foundation- $2,500
First State Bank- $1,500
Hillsboro City School Groups- $1,498.36
Bob & Dorothy Hodson- $1,000
O'Dell Capital Management $1,000
Big Ernie's Pizza- $750
Edward Jones Investing- $650
Fairfield Local Elementary- $571.81
Fifth Third Bank- $500
Herb Day and Rick Williams served as emcees for the broadcast on WSRW. Over it's 46 years, the radio-telethon has raised approximately $4.55 million.