Blanchards honored at Pastoral Institute's Sue Marie and Bill Turner Servant Leadership Gala

October 22, 2013 

DARRELL ROADEN/Special to the Ledger-EnquirerSis and Jim Blanchard at the Sue and Bill Turner Servant Leadership Gala Monday night.


Sis and Jim Blanchard were honored Monday night at the Pastoral Institute's Sue Marie and Bill Turner Servant Leadership Gala for their commitment to serving others.

The couple was recognized for their involvement in Teen Challenge, a faith-based program that helps young adults battling addiction and behavior issues.

They were also praised for their involvement in weekly Bible classes and the professional development of many community leaders.

Organizers presented a video highlighting the couple's contributions to the community. It featured their sons, grandchildren and community leaders, who praised their accomplishments.

About 1,000 people attended the event at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center. Ben Carson served as the keynote speaker. View more pictures from the dinner at

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