Final Total for Annual Radio-Telethon Surpasses $100,000

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

Weastec- $2,000

First State Bank- $1,500

Hillsboro City School Groups- $1,498.36

ITW- $1,000

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

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