Blanchester area residents, groups come up big with fundraising for BPD


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Blanchester area residents teamed up in a big way to raise funds for the police department.

Blanchester area residents teamed up in a big way to raise funds for the police department.


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BLANCHESTER — It was a beautiful evening in more ways than one Saturday in Blanchester.

Emily Speaks, owner of Salon on Broadway, and co-workers and friends saw a need in the community — they discovered the Blanchester Police Department was in need of funding.

They took action and partnered with local marketing company Cross Roots Inc. and set a date for a fundraiser event.

They hit the town for local sponsors and found they were getting a huge positive response. The Blanchester Eagles graciously donated $10,000 and it didn’t stop there.

With over 230 people in attendance Saturday for the dinner, raffles and split the pot, over $27,000 was raised for the Blanchester Police Department.

Mayor John Carman spoke highly of the upcoming plans for the department. He presented Chief Robert Houghton who gave a heartfelt welcoming speech to the town. Houghton was named police chief in February.

Blanchester area residents teamed up in a big way to raise funds for the police department.
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