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Blankenship Becomes Youngest Chamber Member

Avery Blankenship stands with his recently purchases edition of The Lexington Progress on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.
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Article by W. Clay Crook-

Seven-year-old Avery Blankenship became the youngest member of the Henderson County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, March 24, 2022. Following his front page story in the March 23rd edition of The Lexington Progress and a near viral following on Facebook, Avery has become a local hero and sensation.

“I am proud to have this young entrepreneur!,” said Chamber Executive Director Melissa Gilbert. “He’s already got media experience, an assistant, ready to help recruit new members for the Chamber, and has a heart of gold!”

Avery may also be one of our youngest readers at The Lexington Progress, starting out Wednesday early to get a copy of the newspaper at…

For complete coverage, see the March 30th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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