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Fruth Pharmacy Offers Curbside Service

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (March 31, 2020) – In an executive decision, Fruth Pharmacy determined in order to better protect customers and employees, to offer curbside pickup.

“We have been discussing curbside pickup; we were already in the works to establish curbside pickup with an online ordering addition to our website. COVID-19 motivated us to put our curbside plan into action earlier,” Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy shared.

“In these unprecedented times, in the wake of this pandemic, our employees began discussing and composing plans in order to better serve our customers and staff,” Fruth continued, “I’m proud of our leadership team who worked quickly to put plans into motion to add this new service.”

“Employees were contacted overnight and given procedures to implement the next morning,” Fruth continued, “I cannot thank our staff at store level enough for stepping up to meet this objective and providing this service, especially for our vulnerable patients who may have compromised immune systems and need to remain in their car for their safety.”

To take advantage of curbside pickup, please call your local Fruth Pharmacy ahead of pickup time, to place an order. Curbside orders may include prescriptions, grocery items, over-the-counter medications, paper/household goods, cleaning supplies, candy, gifts, and more.  If you are not sure what is available, please ask a Fruth associate.  You may also view Fruth Pharmacy’s ad online at  In select areas, drive-thru service is also available.  Fruth Pharmacy stores will remain open for patients and customers that need to come inside to choose items or for other services.  Immunization services may also be provided at curbside for those patients who need flu, pneumonia, or a hepatitis shot.

Fruth Pharmacy is a family-owned company with 30 locations in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.  Fruth has been in business since November of 1952.

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Fruth Pharmacy Begins 5th Annual Baby Face Event

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (March 9, 2020) – Fruth Pharmacy will soon begin its 5th Annual Baby Face Event. Fruth Pharmacy’s Baby Face Event helps provide supplies for area baby organizations.

There are two ways you can help area baby organizations. You can donate a needed baby supply to your local Fruth Pharmacy, or you can enter your child for a chance to win 1 of 4 photography packages. Out of all entries, four winners will be chosen to be a Mister or Miss Fruth. Mister and Miss Fruth photos will be used in upcoming advertising for 2020-2021 marketing year. Children must be ages 0-36 months to participate and must register with a $10 non-refundable donation to a store’s organization of choice. A list of organizations supported by this event and full rules and details are available on

Fruth Pharmacy full format stores (24) will begin collecting supplies on March 1st – April 30th, 2020. Photo entries for the Baby Face Event must be taken at Fruth Pharmacy on April 4th from 11 am – close for the chance to be Mister or Miss Fruth. Stores will have alternate photo days on their Easter Bunny photography day. Easter Bunny schedules are available on the community calendar on Photo entries must be taken at a Fruth Pharmacy and only on the designated dates. No entries will be accepted from outside photographers and additional dates will not be available.

Last year, Fruth Pharmacy’s generous customers and communities supported baby organizations like Lily’s Place of Huntington, The Gabriel Project in WV, Elizabeth’s Hope in Ohio, and more.

Mister and Miss Fruths for 2019 were Graceyn White, daughter of Terry and Danielle White of Culloden, West Virginia; Shannon Montgomery, daughter of Wes and Tabithia Montgomery of Vinton, Ohio; Everett Skidmore, son of Chelsey Fellure and Keith Skidmore of Vinton, Ohio; and Zayn Sheppard, son of Bernadette and Steve Holbert of Elizabeth, West Virginia.

Fruth Pharmacy is a family owned company. Currently, Fruth Pharmacy has 31 locations in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. Fruth Pharmacy will celebrate 68 years in business this November.

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Valley Health launches Charleston QUICKCARE center

Courtney Meese, Valley Health
304.781.5112 |
Charleston, W.Va. – Valley Health Systems offers Charleston residents a new option for convenient healthcare services with the opening of Valley Health – Oakwood Road.

Staffed by two board-certified family nurse practitioners, Valley Health – Oakwood Road is located inside Fruth Pharmacy’s Charleston retail location at 864 Oakwood Road. The new site features QUICKCARE services that include expanded hours for patients seeking care for minor illnesses and injuries without appointment. The health center also accepts patients by appointment and is a resource for primary care, physicals and more.

“This new location represents our first direct health center presence in Charleston,” said President and CEO Steve Shattls. “We continue to explore opportunities to offer expanded, high-quality services to Valley Health patients.”

The staff includes Erin Nethercutt, FNP-BC, and Candace Vinson, FNP-BC, who bring years of experience to the new practice location.
Nethercutt’s clinical expertise developed over 13 years at Cabell Huntington Hospital, where she served in various roles, including charge nurse, clinical preceptor, superuser for computer programs on labor and delivery, and transport nurse for high-risk maternity patients. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Walden University in 2018 and is certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Vinson obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from Marshall University in May 2019. In 2015, Vinson earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Virginia University, where she graduated with Cum Laude honors. While working toward her undergraduate degree at WVU, Vinson completed a nurse externship program in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Charleston Area Medical Center. Following board certification as a registered nurse, Vinson took on a similar role working in the MICU at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington.
The Oakwood Road health center is Valley Health’s second collaboration with Fruth Pharmacy within the last year. Valley Health’s new Milton site, which opened last fall, includes a full-service Fruth Pharmacy.

Valley Health – Oakwood Road is open from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Appointments are not required but can be scheduled by calling 304-352-1191.

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Valley Health Systems, Inc. is a network of nearly 40 non-profit health centers and public health programs that has been a Tri-State leader in the delivery of primary healthcare since 1975. Operating in southern West Virginia and southeastern Ohio, Valley Health provides services to more than 75,000 patients each year.

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Fruth Pharmacy Donates to Mason County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund

Left to right: Barbara Brumfield, Chamber Board Secretary, Fruth President Lynne Fruth, Chamber President Larry Jones, and Chamber Treasurer Mark Groves.

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (February 19, 2020) – Recently, Fruth Pharmacy made a donation of $500 to the Mason County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund.

The Mason County Chamber of Scholarship Fund is available to seniors at all three Mason County High Schools: Point Pleasant, Hannan, and Wahama annually.

The scholarship began in 2007.  For 12 years, 36 students have received $500 from the Mason County Chamber of Commerce for a total of $18,000 distributed.

“I would encourage all interested students to apply for this scholarship,” Hilda Austin, Executive Director for the Mason County Chamber of Commerce, began, “Our scholarship committee studies each application in depth and considers each one seriously.  We have learned over the years since the fund’s inception in 2007, that there are many fine young students who have much to offer when using their skills and input toward future studies,” Austin concluded.

Each year, MOVC Director Homer Preece, will send the scholarship application to all three Mason County High Schools or a student can download the scholarship application from Fruth Pharmacy’s website at

To apply, each application must be presented together with a transcript and accompanying essay.  The scholarship application is open to all majors of study. The essay must be limited to 500 words and contain an explanation about a student’s leadership skills, outstanding personal characteristics, why the student chose the college they are pursuing, how this award would help obtain the educational objectives, and what the student hopes to achieve with a college education.

The application, transcript, and essay need to be sent to:

Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce

Scholarship Committee

ATTN: Hilda Austin

305 Main Street

Point Pleasant, WV 25550

If you, your business, or your organization would like to donate to this scholarship fund, you can also obtain a sponsorship form on  All contributors to the scholarship fund are recognized at the Annual Chamber Dinner, held in the spring.

Fruth Pharmacy is a family-owned company that has been in business for 67 years.  Fruth Pharmacy has a total of 31 locations in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.

The mission of the Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce is to aggressively promote, support and retain business in the county.  To learn more about The Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce please visit

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Fruth Announces 2019 Moonlight Madness Winners


Pictured left to right, Chris Homer, winner of a $500 Fruth Gift Card, and Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy.
Pictured left to right, Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy with David Dunlap, winner of a 55” TV.

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (January 10, 2020) – Fruth Pharmacy is pleased to announce winners from the end-of-the-year 2019 Moonlight Madness Event.

Moonlight Madness is held each mid-December.  It is a Christmas sales event where Fruth offers extended hours for the day and chances to register for prizes.

David Dunlap won a 55” TV with Roku.  Mr. Dunlap is a resident of Buffalo, West Virginia and registered at Fruth Pharmacy in Eleanor.

Chris Homer won a $500 Gift Card.  Mr. Homer is a resident of Gallipolis, Ohio.  He registered at Fruth Pharmacy on Second Avenue in Gallipolis.

Fruth Pharmacy is a family-owned company that has been in business for 67 years.  Fruth Pharmacy has a total of 31 locations in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.

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Meet Hammer – Fruth Introduces New Canine to Be Featured in Ads

Fruth introduces Hammer, 2019 K9 Event contest winner.

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (December 26, 2019) – In August, Fruth Pharmacy held a photo event contest on Facebook to find the “Top Dog” and help raise funds for local law enforcement officers and their K9 units. This was the first year the contest was held.

Fruth Pharmacy would like to introduce the winner of the photography contest, Hammer Isaiah.

On Facebook, Hammer Isaiah’s photo won, with over 80 votes at time of voting closure. Hammer is a 1-year old Boston Terrier belonging to Megan Dunfee of Point Pleasant, WV.

Hammer won a special photography package and a $100 Fruth Gift Card for being named “Top Dog”.

Hammer’s photos will be used throughout the year as he helps advertise pet products and services available for Fruth Pharmacy customers.

For the photo contest, dog owners could submit any number of entries for a $5 donation to their local K9 unit.  (Each photo was counted as a separate entry.)  Photos were posted on Facebook and the dog’s photo with the most likes was named “Top Dog”.  Over 130 entries were received.  A kid’s electric car was also raffled to raise funds and Fruth held a special shopping day where 10% of pet product sales would go to K9 units.

Over $2,500 was raised.  Fruth Pharmacy in Mineral Wells helped raise $970 of those dollars to get their local K9, Ogi, a vest.

Fruth Pharmacy and Fruth General Store is owned by the Fruth family.  There are 31 locations in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.

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Fruth Employees Donate to The Children’s Center of Ohio

Left to right: Jordan Sermon, John Galvan, Vice-President of Operations, Rob Painter of The Children’s Center of Ohio, Darian Milar, and Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy. Sermon and Milar currently live at the boys’ facility of The Children’s Center of Ohio. They came to help Mr. Painter with donations for the girls’ facility.

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (December 26, 2019) – On Monday, December 23rd, Fruth employees at the corporate office located in Point Pleasant, WV made a donation to The Children’s Center of Ohio for the girls’ facility.

Fruth Pharmacy has donated to both the boys’ and girls’ facilities in the past.  This year, Fruth employees donated items to the girls like blankets, crafts, books, and more.  Employees tried to find items for 16 girls, to help the young ladies have a good Christmas.

The Children’s Center of Ohio is a not for profit, Treatment Oriented Children’s Residential Center that serves juvenile boys and girls aged 8 to 18.  The youth served are those that have been adjudicated by the court system as public, or status offenders, abuse/neglect, or dependent commitments or from Children’s Services Agencies.  The Children’s Center of Ohio, Inc. provides a normalized, open home setting in which an individualized treatment approach is utilized.  Emphasis is placed on teaching youth new behaviors and skills, while strengthening and developing healthy relationships.

If you would like to help The Children’s Center of Ohio, please contact Hannah Burke, LPCC-S, LSW, Treatment Director, 740-379-9083, or by e-mail at

Fruth Pharmacy is a family-owned company that has been in business for 67 years.  Fruth Pharmacy has a total of 31 locations in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.

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Fruth Announces 2019 Sunbelt Bike Winner

Pictured left to right: Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy, Janessa Dail , Bike Winner, and spouse, Tonya Dail.

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (December 26, 2019) – Fruth Pharmacy is pleased to announce Janessa Dail is the 2019 Sunbelt Bike Winner.

During Fruth Pharmacy’s Anniversary Sale in November, customers could stop in their local Fruth and register for a chance to win a bicycle donated by Sunbelt Bakery, Inc. as well as other prizes.  Fruth Pharmacy gave away several grand prizes and weekly prizes.

Dail registered only once at her local Fruth Pharmacy in Gallipolis.

When asked what she planned to do with the bike, she wasn’t sure.  She was considering finding someone in need to surprise them with a nice Christmas present.

Fruth Pharmacy is a family-owned company that has been in business for 67 years.  Fruth Pharmacy has a total of 31 locations in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.


Fruth Honors Employees at 29th Annual Service Luncheon

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (November 25, 2019) – On Thursday, November 21st, 2019, Fruth Pharmacy held its 29th Annual Service Awards and luncheon.  Employees were honored for their years of service and special awards were also given in the following categories: President’s Choice Award for Best Corporate Support; World of Difference Award; Rising Star Award; Pharmacist of the Year; Manager of the Year; Pharmacy Technician of the Year; and Associate of the Year.

This year’s theme, Celebrating the Fruits of Your Labor, was introduced by Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy.

“William Arthur Ward said, ‘Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.’ Today is all about giving that present to all of our Fruth team members here to be honored for their years of service and nominations for awards.

Fruth has much to be thankful for: 67 years of business, hundreds of committed and hardworking employees and the support of our many communities.

I am thankful for the vision that my father had – to serve the local communities like family and to help provide job opportunities of the people in those communities. I am proud to continue that legacy, and I am very thankful for every employee who comes into work each day with a mission to make someone’s life a little better. As I have started my elf travels, I have met many customers who see their local Fruth as a not only a great place to shop and get their prescriptions, but also a place they can be supported, heard and treated with friendship. In just a few stores, I have already met a mother who lost her only daughter to a drug overdose, a lonely widower who comes to Fruth for the social interaction, a sad granddaughter who had just brought her grandmother home to begin Hospice, and an excited new mother who just adopted two toddlers from foster care. Many days your job also involves a bit of counseling. I am proud that Fruth is a place that helps meet the needs of our customers beyond the purchase. Thank you for providing that type of environment,” Fruth stated.

The following years were honored for years of service:  5 Years: Karen Shaw, Jeanette Bates, Carri Barrett, Tara Blankenship, Sandy Napper, James Riegel, Roselyn Roush, Clinton Baise, Patti Colegrove, Kyonna Perry, Karla Baker, Walter Simpson, Lindsey Dufore, Johnny Quesenberry, Rebecca Barnett, Valerie Wiseman, Tammy Lawson, Lindsay Crowley, Annette Wick, Kirt Shipley, Douglas Crawford, Tina Dailey, Drew Massey; 10 Years: Penny Clark, Larry Anderson, Lynne Fruth, Brittney Linkous, Lori Russell; 15 Years: Polly Sheppard, Kelly Smith, Carol Anderson, Kathryn Sanders, Paula White, Jennifer Sauer, Michelle Gloeckner, Marcia Russell; 20 Years: Martha Johnson, Robin Davis, Pamela Durbin, Cathy Patterson, Sandra Keefer, Tiffany Queen; 25 Years: Linda Webster; 30 Years: Shelly Hodges, John Mourat, Patty Holley; 35 Years: Karen Burdette.

2019 Pharmacist of the Year was awarded to Lindsay Crowley of Fruth Pharmacy in Scott Depot, WV; 2019 Pharmacy Technician of the Year was awarded to Terri Foster of Fruth Pharmacy in Gallipolis, OH; 2019 Manager of the Year was awarded to Josh Lasure of Fruth Pharmacy in Scott Depot; 2019 Associate of the Year was awarded to Brenda Smith of Fruth Pharmacy in Hurricane, WV; 2019 Rising Star Award went to Dana Richardson of Fruth Pharmacy’s corporate office; 2019 President’s Choice Award for Best Corporate Supporting Role went to Sandy Keefer; and the 2019 World of Difference Award was given to Fruth Pharmacy of Hurricane.

Fruth Pharmacy is a locally-owned family business with 31 locations in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.  If you would like to learn more about Fruth Pharmacy, please visit

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Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce Partners with Fruth Pharmacy for Flu Season

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (October 14, 2019) – The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce and Fruth Pharmacy are pleased to announce a partnership to benefit area employers and their employees.

If you are an employer in the Huntington region, you might be worried about how this year’s flu will affect your workforce.  On average, a worker will miss 4-5 days of work due to the flu.  The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Fruth Pharmacy in order to provide two different programs to enable employees to receive flu shot vaccinations.

“In the fall, our pharmacies begin to see an increase in our customers coming in with flu related symptoms,” Lynne Fruth, President for Fruth Pharmacy stated.  “We have partnered with the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce to bring employers two options to help their employees receive a flu vaccination this year.”

Program One: Employer Paid Flu Shots

A custom voucher is available to Chamber members to distribute to their employees.  Businesses may contact the Chamber to request flu shot vouchers and to complete a short agreement that allows Fruth to provide the flu shots to employees and bill the employer.  The Chamber will distribute the vouchers and the employer simply adds the employee’s name to the card.  The employee can bring this card along with a photo ID to any of the local Fruth Pharmacies in the Huntington region to receive a flu shot.  Once a month, Fruth will bill the business $20.00 per employee for the shots that have been administered.  Billing will include employee’s name and date of service.  Businesses are only billed for actual shots administered. A one page agreement between the employer and Fruth Pharmacy will need to be signed prior to vouchers being distributed to employees.

Program Two: Employee Discount Flu Shot Coupon Program

Employers can also help obtain a discount coupon for their staff for a flu shot.  The Chamber Discount card will allow employees and all of their family members to receive a flu shot at a discounted price of $20.00 per shot.  These discount coupons are available to all Huntington Regional Chamber Business members and can be obtained from the Chamber. The employee simply needs to show the discount card at any local Fruth Pharmacy and receive the reduced price.

Please contact the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce and request, either Program 1 or Program 2 flu cards.  Fruth Pharmacy can also set up a flu clinic for your business and bring the flu shots to you. If you have questions, please contact Fruth Pharmacy’s corporate office at 304-675-1612 and ask to speak to Drew Massey or Jamie Bennett. You may also e-mail Drew at or Jamie at

The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce has been helping businesses thrive for more than 125 years.  To learn more about The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce or to apply for membership please visit

Fruth Pharmacy is a locally-owned family business in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.  If you would like to learn more about Fruth Pharmacy, please visit

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