Radio-thon celebrates 15 years



Tomorrow, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Blount County Education Foundation Radio-thon will once again raise money for schools in the Blount County system. Pictured are (left to right) Kelley Cochran Stone, Alabama Power and foundation board member; Mitchie Neel, foundation executive director; Becky Hicks, radio-thon prize coordinator; Tim Chamblee, WCRL; and Blount County Revenue Commissioner Gregg Armstrong, foundation board member. The event has raised more than $100,000 each of the past five years while promoting academic excellence in Blount County Schools. “When you add all the support together that the Blount County Education Foundation has provided to Blount County Schools since its creation in 1998, the total is now over $1.8 million,” said Neel. “Contributions have indeed made a difference in the lives of our students.” To donate during the radio-thon, phone 274-9530. –Nicole Singleton