About the WHAS Crusade for Children

The WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc. established in 1954 by WHAS-TV, raises money for agencies, schools and hospitals to make life better for children with special needs.


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Longtime Crusader Ronnie Bobblett dies

Ronnie Bobblett hosts fire departments in Bardstown during the 67th annual WHAS Crusade for Children on August 9, 2020

Ronnie Bobblett with grandson Hunter and son Kevin in 2019 during the 66th annual Crusade

Ronnie (center) flanked by TV hosts Craig Hoffman and Bobby Jack Murphy during the 2010 WHAS Crusade for Children

From the Nelson County Gazette, December 30, 2020:

Obituary: Ronnie Dewayne Bobblett, 72, Bloomfield

Ronnie Dewayne Bobblett, 72, of Bloomfield, died Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, at his home. He was born in Washington County on Aug. 31, 1948, to the late Wilmer Leon and Ethel Hill Bobblett. He was a member of the Willisburg Church Of God Of Prophecy; a retired employee of the General Electric Company; the former Mayor of Bloomfield; retired fire chief of the Northeast Nelson Fire Department; and served as the regional coordinator for the WHAS Crusade For Children.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Young Bobblett (March 30, 2005).

Survivors include his one son, Kevin Bobblett (Missy) of Willisburg; one sister, Veda Spalding (Herman) of Bardstown; one brother, Charles Bobblett (Peggy) of Chaplin; one grandson, Hunter Bobblett; two nieces, Adrienne Berry (Sammy) and their children, Emma and Graham; Amanda Bright (Derrick) and their children, Reagan and Bode; two nephews, Chris Bobblett (Jeanette) and their children, Logan, Cole and Solomon; Josh Bobblett (Vanessa) and their children, Caleb and Jacobi.

The funeral is 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 at the Willisburg Church Of God Of Prophecy with the Rev. Keith Creech, the church pastor, officiating. Burial is in the Evergreen Cemetery at Willisburg.

Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 2020, at the church.

Serving as pallbearers will be Chris Bobblett, Josh Bobblett, Adrienne Berry, Amanda Bright, Dee Meeks, Matt Baenziger, Terry Scrogham and Tim Scroghan.

Carey & Son Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

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In its first 67 years, the WHAS Crusade for Children has raised more than $195 million. Thanks to generous contributions of goods and services, the WHAS Crusade is able to return 100% of all donations to organizations that make life better for children with special needs in all 120 Kentucky counties and 50 southern Indiana counties. Fire departments raise more than 50 percent of the money each year by staging road blocks and other events.

WHAS Crusade for Children

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Louisville, KY 40202
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