The final total of pledges for this year's Ernie Blankenship Radio-Telethon has surpassed $100,000.
Based on the final report released Thursday, the telethon this year raised a total of $102,239.42. That's an increase of more than $6,000 dollars since last Friday.
The event took place on Wednesday, March 28th at NCB Bank in Hillsboro. This was the 46th year for the annual telethon which raises money for children and adults that are in need throughout Highland County. It airs each year on WSRW 101.5FM/1590AM and iHeart Radio.
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