Yakima's generosity shined through again this year as our annual Children's Miracle Network Radiothon pulled in more donations than in any previous year -- as of 6 p.m. Friday, the 12-hour marathon broadcast on News Talk KIT, 1280 AM, community contributions totaled $35,550. The goal was $30,000.

It was day of bright smiles, a few happy tears and lots of hugs. It was also a day of loud cheering as each new donation was announced.

Thanks for your compassion, Yakima. Here's what it looked like from our point of view ...