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:  Or you may call The Community Foundation of Mason County office for more information, at 304-372-4500 or email

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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