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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