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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 info@childrenscenteroh.com

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.

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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 www.fruthpharmacy.com.

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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 dmassey@fruthpharmacy.com or Jamie at jbennett@fruthpharmacy.com.

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 www.huntingtonchamber.org.

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 www.fruthpharmacy.com.

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Putnam County Chamber of Commerce Partners with Fruth Pharmacy for Flu Season

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (October 14, 2019) – The Putnam County 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 Putnam County, 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 Putnam 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 Putnam’s 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 Putnam 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 Eleanor, Winfield, Scott Depot, or Hurricane 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 Putnam County 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 Putnam County Chamber Business members and can be obtained from the Chamber. The employee simply needs to show the Putnam County Chamber Discount card at any local Fruth Pharmacy and receive the reduced price.

Please contact the Putnam 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 dmassey@fruthpharmacy.com or Jamie at jbennett@fruthpharmacy.com.

The Putnam Chamber of Commerce has been an advocate for businesses for over 30 years.  Now, over 500 member businesses strong, the Putnam Chamber of Commerce continues to encourage the community to shop locally.

If you are interested in your business becoming a part of the Chamber of Commerce, please contact the Chamber at 304-757-6510 or e-mail chamber@putnamcounty.org.

Fruth Pharmacy is a locally-owned family business in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.  There are four Fruth Pharmacies in Putnam County.  If you would like to learn more about Fruth Pharmacy, please visit www.fruthpharmacy.com

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Mason County Chamber of Commerce Partners with Fruth Pharmacy for Flu Season

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (October 14, 2019) – The Mason County 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 Mason County, 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 Mason County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Fruth Pharmacy 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 Mason County 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 Fruth Pharmacy.  Flu shots are conveniently available for Point Pleasant residents at Fruth Pharmacy on Jackson Ave.  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 their family members to receive a flu shot at a discounted price of $20.00 per shot.  These discount coupons are available to all Mason County 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 Mason County 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 dmassey@fruthpharmacy.com or Jamie at jbennett@fruthpharmacy.com.

The Mason County Chamber of Commerce aggressively promotes, supports, and retains business in the county.  To learn more or to become a member, please visit masoncountychamber.org.

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 www.fruthpharmacy.com.

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Fruth Holds 1st Annual Dog Days of Summer Event to Help K9s

Pictured is K9 Ogi with Officer Tyler Marlow and Fruth Manager Kevin Archer.

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (October 10, 2019) – During the month of August, Fruth Pharmacy held an event to help local law enforcement agencies’ K9 units.

Each Fruth location chose an agency and set a goal to achieve in order to help their local K9 unit.

Thanks to Fruth employees and customers, over $2,500 was raised for local K9 Units.

In the chain, Fruth Pharmacy in Mineral Wells raised the most funds for their K9.  A total of $950 was raised for the Wood County Sherriff’s K9, Ogi.

Cynthia Marie of Milton, WV is pictured above with her grandson. Marie won the Purina motorized kid car raffle.

“We determined we wanted to help Ogi get a vest,” Kevin Archer, Manager at Fruth Pharmacy in Mineral Wells, stated, “we learned through speaking with the Wood County Sheriff’s department that they needed $970 for a vest – we got close to our goal.”

To help reach their goals for their K9s, Fruth stores sold raffle tickets for a $1 for a chance to win a motorized kid car donated by Purina. Customers and employees could also enter their dog’s photo into a Facebook contest for a $5 donation per photo to a local K9 unit.  Fruth Category Manager, Marc Lippert, also worked with his vendors to provide a day where 10% of all pet product sales were donated to local K9 units.

“This was our first year for the event,” Melanie Sherman, Advertising/Graphic Specialist for Fruth Pharmacy shared, “we were very pleased with the outcome.  It takes a lot of people at store and corporate level, vendors, and our customers to help us achieve our goals for these organizations. For a first year out, to begin to introduce the idea of helping K9 units, this was a success. I hope it continues to grow in the future,” she completed.

Fruth Pharmacy in Athens and Fruth General Store in Nelsonville partnered to raise funds for Bora with the Athens County Sheriff’s department.  They were able to give Bora $458.00 towards the purchase of a new specialized crate.

“We would like to thank everyone in the community for their support in this event,” Sherman began, “our customers and our employees have big hearts; we ask for their help often, and they never waiver in their support of our local communities – THANK YOU!”

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 Charitable Trust Makes Donation to The Community Foundation for Mason County

Back row left to right: Mario Liberatore, OVB, John Fruth, and Mike Fruth. Front row: Joan Fruth, and Lynne Fruth. Joan Fruth holds a portrait of her parents, Jack and Frances “Babs” Fruth. The Fruth Charitable Trust donated in the amount of $52,344.55 for scholarship funds.

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (September 25, 2019) – On Friday, September 6, 2019, The Jack & Frances “Babs” Fruth Charitable Trust made a donation to The Community Foundation for Mason County for scholarship funds.

Twenty-Five years ago, when Jack and “Babs” Fruth were working on their wills, they decided to start a trust that would be distributed upon both of their deaths to several organizations within Point Pleasant.  Mrs. Fruth passed away earlier this year on January 21st.

Both Jack and “Babs” held a special place in their heart for their hometown and the people they lived and worked beside for many years.  Their hope was to help contribute to the needs and education of Point Pleasant and Mason County communities.

The Community Foundation of Mason County received $52,344.55 for the Jacks and Babs Fruth Scholarship Fund.

“This generous gift will impact countless students now and in the future (forever) as this fund will increase and increase the capacity in which it enriches the lives of our youth,” Christy Sizemore, The Community Foundation of Mason County Director shared.

 If you are interested in applying for the Jack and Babs Fruth Scholarship Fund through The Community Foundation of Mason County, please apply here:  Mccfinc.org.  Or you may call The Community Foundation of Mason County office for more information, at 304-372-4500 or email info@mccfinc.org

Scholarship Applications are accepted in January and due by April 15 each year.

Fruth Pharmacy is a family-owned company with 31 locations in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.

The Community Foundation of Mason County, MCCF, Inc., actively works with you, your neighbors, co-workers and friends to build a family of charitable funds to support our local community.  The Foundation is far more than a fund manager, we are the community’s heart and soul – providing community leadership to unite gifts of time, talent and funds to make a transforming impact on Mason County. Earnings from the Foundation’s collection of community funds are distributed in the form of grants and scholarships to continually strengthen and improve our community – working to make Mason County a great place to live, work and raise a family. ​

 

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