Scenes from 2016 Ernie Blankenship radio-telethon


Kevin Boys, center, president of Southern State Community College, makes a contribution and talks with emcess Rick Williams, left, and Herb Day on Wednesday at the Ernie Blankenship Radio-Telethon in Hillsboro in support of the Highland County Society for Children and Adults.


Local restaurateur Keith Chambers, right, talks with emcee Rick Williams at Wednesday night’s radio-telethon.


Poster child Emily Davis, center, enjoys the festivities as her two grandfathers, Doug Chaney, left, and emcee Herb Day chat at Wednesday night’s radio-telethon.


Members of Hillsboro FFA are shown as high school principal Jason Snively and superintendent Jim Smith participate in making a donation at Wednesday night’s radio-telethon.


Officials and employees of Merchants Bank in Hillsboro are shown making donations totaling $10,000 during Wednesday night’s radio-telethon.


Rita Blankenship discusses the legacy of her late husband, Ernie Blankenship, with emcee Herb Day as other members of the Blankenship family look on during Wednesday night’s radio-telethon.


From left, Highland County Common Pleas Judge and Rotarian Rocky Coss, emcee and Rotarian Rick Williams and Highland County Sheriff and Rotarian Donnie Barrera examine bids on auction items during Wednesday night’s radio-telethon.


Kevin Boys, center, president of Southern State Community College, makes a contribution and talks with emcess Rick Williams, left, and Herb Day on Wednesday at the Ernie Blankenship Radio-Telethon in Hillsboro in support of the Highland County Society for Children and Adults.

Local restaurateur Keith Chambers, right, talks with emcee Rick Williams at Wednesday night’s radio-telethon.

Poster child Emily Davis, center, enjoys the festivities as her two grandfathers, Doug Chaney, left, and emcee Herb Day chat at Wednesday night’s radio-telethon.

Members of Hillsboro FFA are shown as high school principal Jason Snively and superintendent Jim Smith participate in making a donation at Wednesday night’s radio-telethon.

Officials and employees of Merchants Bank in Hillsboro are shown making donations totaling $10,000 during Wednesday night’s radio-telethon.

Rita Blankenship discusses the legacy of her late husband, Ernie Blankenship, with emcee Herb Day as other members of the Blankenship family look on during Wednesday night’s radio-telethon.

From left, Highland County Common Pleas Judge and Rotarian Rocky Coss, emcee and Rotarian Rick Williams and Highland County Sheriff and Rotarian Donnie Barrera examine bids on auction items during Wednesday night’s radio-telethon.

Kevin Boys, center, president of Southern State Community College, makes a contribution and talks with emcess Rick Williams, left, and Herb Day on Wednesday at the Ernie Blankenship Radio-Telethon in Hillsboro in support of the Highland County Society for Children and Adults.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_HCSCA-2016-Boys-Kevin.jpgKevin Boys, center, president of Southern State Community College, makes a contribution and talks with emcess Rick Williams, left, and Herb Day on Wednesday at the Ernie Blankenship Radio-Telethon in Hillsboro in support of the Highland County Society for Children and Adults.

Local restaurateur Keith Chambers, right, talks with emcee Rick Williams at Wednesday night’s radio-telethon.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_HCSCA-2016-Chambers.jpgLocal restaurateur Keith Chambers, right, talks with emcee Rick Williams at Wednesday night’s radio-telethon.

Poster child Emily Davis, center, enjoys the festivities as her two grandfathers, Doug Chaney, left, and emcee Herb Day chat at Wednesday night’s radio-telethon.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_HCSCA-2016-emily-davis.jpgPoster child Emily Davis, center, enjoys the festivities as her two grandfathers, Doug Chaney, left, and emcee Herb Day chat at Wednesday night’s radio-telethon.

Members of Hillsboro FFA are shown as high school principal Jason Snively and superintendent Jim Smith participate in making a donation at Wednesday night’s radio-telethon.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_HCSCA-2016-FFA-Hillsboro.jpgMembers of Hillsboro FFA are shown as high school principal Jason Snively and superintendent Jim Smith participate in making a donation at Wednesday night’s radio-telethon.

Officials and employees of Merchants Bank in Hillsboro are shown making donations totaling $10,000 during Wednesday night’s radio-telethon.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_HCSCA-2016-Merchants.jpgOfficials and employees of Merchants Bank in Hillsboro are shown making donations totaling $10,000 during Wednesday night’s radio-telethon.

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Rita Blankenship discusses the legacy of her late husband, Ernie Blankenship, with emcee Herb Day as other members of the Blankenship family look on during Wednesday night’s radio-telethon.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_HCSCA-2016-Rita-Blankenship-and-family.jpgRita Blankenship discusses the legacy of her late husband, Ernie Blankenship, with emcee Herb Day as other members of the Blankenship family look on during Wednesday night’s radio-telethon.

From left, Highland County Common Pleas Judge and Rotarian Rocky Coss, emcee and Rotarian Rick Williams and Highland County Sheriff and Rotarian Donnie Barrera examine bids on auction items during Wednesday night’s radio-telethon.
http://timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_HCSCA-2016-rocky-rick-donnie.jpgFrom left, Highland County Common Pleas Judge and Rotarian Rocky Coss, emcee and Rotarian Rick Williams and Highland County Sheriff and Rotarian Donnie Barrera examine bids on auction items during Wednesday night’s radio-telethon.
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