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Fruth Celebrates 30 Years of Funding Scholarships

Scholarship winners choosing to participate at the 30th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament posed with Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy. Each winner was recognized during opening ceremonies at the golf tournament. Pictured left to right: Ethan Blake, Kimberly Faro, Travis Donohew, Emily Mayenschein, Harley Roush, Erica Honaker, Rebecca Tomblin, Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy, Lloyd Frazier, and Jesse Moyer.

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (August 10, 2021) – Fruth Pharmacy held its 30th Annual Golf Scholarship Tournament on Monday, August 9, 2021 at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course in Hurricane, West Virginia. Fruth Pharmacy’s business partners and employees came out for a day of fun and fellowship on the golf course with scholarship students they help to support.  To date, over one million dollars has been raised for scholarships to local universities.

A special presentation was made by Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy, of $20,000 to the Bridge of Hope Fund. Bridge of Hope was established in 2017 to help persons in addiction recovery to pursue a training or educational program.

Ohio Valley Bank – First Place Winners

“It’s a vote of confidence,” Fruth said about the Bridge of Hope Fund. “It’s telling a young person that doesn’t even know you that you’re going to give them money because you believe that they are going to be successful. That vote of confidence is so critical, especially to first generation college students to think ‘someone really believes in me enough to financially support me.’ I think it’s a great way to start a college education.”

Dinsmore & Shohl – Second Place Winners

Fruth’s Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament also supports scholarships at Marshall University, Marshall University School of Pharmacy, Marshall Mid-Ohio Valley Center, Mason County Community Foundation, University of Charleston School of Pharmacy, The Ohio State College of Pharmacy, Ohio University Southern, University of Rio Grande, Cedarville University School of Pharmacy, and West Virginia University School of Pharmacy.

Frito-Lay – Third Place Winners

Winners of this year’s golf tournament include:  1st place, Ohio Valley Bank, Team Members: Bryan Stepp, Mario Liberatore, Allen Bell, and Pat Harbour; 2nd place, Dinsmore & Shohl, Team Members: Dan Earl, Charles Heiner, Tom Hamm, and J.H. Mahaney; 3rd place, Frito-Lay, Team Members: Dale Hastings, Sean McCoy, Steve Parsons, and Kelsey Prater.  Longest Putt: Kent Harwell of WOWK-TV; Closest to the Pin: Mike Muller of Emerson Group; Longest Drive (Women’s): Gail Carter of University of Charleston; Longest Drive (Men’s): Tyler Clay of Marshall University School of Pharmacy; Putting: Jim Flanagan of Designer Greetings; Chipping: Chase Coe of Arnett Carbis Toothman, and Mike DeClouet of Designer Greetings.

If you are interested in applying for a Fruth Pharmacy scholarship, links to applications can be found on Fruth Pharmacy’s website at fruthpharmacy.com/scholarships.  Bridge of Hope Scholarship opens for applications September 1st.

Fruth Pharmacy is a family-owned company serving West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.  Fruth Pharmacy has been in business since 1952.

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Fruth Donates to Marshall University Foundation

Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy presents a donation for Fruth Pharmacy Employee Scholarships to Rosie Brydie, Senior Director of Philanthropy for the Marshall University Foundation.

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (May 25, 2021) – Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy presented Rosie Brydie a check for $10,000 towards Fruth Pharmacy Employee Scholarships at Marshall University.

“Scholarships help take the financial burden away from students and their families.  We are deeply appreciative of Fruth Pharmacy’s generosity to their employees and dependents through this scholarship, and in turn, their generosity to Marshall University and our students,” said Rosie Brydie, Senior Director of Philanthropy with the Marshall University Foundation.

Fruth Pharmacy supports over 30 regional scholarships.  In 2019, Fruth Pharmacy achieved donating over $1,000,000 to regional scholarships since the scholarship program began in 1986.  Many scholarships are available for Fruth employees and their dependents.

“There is no better way to make a positive impact in a community than by helping students in our region pursue a college education,” Fruth stated.

“We are very grateful for the continuous financial support we receive from Fruth Pharmacy.  Their scholarship assistance truly makes a difference in the lives of our students,” said Dr. Ron Area, CEO of the Marshall University Foundation.

Scholarship listings and links to applications can be found on Fruth Pharmacy’s website at fruthpharmacy.com/scholarships.

Fruth Pharmacy is a family-owned company serving West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.  Fruth Pharmacy has been in business since 1952.

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Ethan Minturn Wins Fruth Baby Face Event

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (May 20, 2021) –

Ethan Minturn’s photo submitted to the 2021 Fruth Pharmacy Baby Face Event.

Fruth Pharmacy is pleased to announce Ethan Minturn as the winner for the 25-36 month category in Fruth Pharmacy’s 2021 Baby Face Event.

“I was excited for him to win,” Jody Minturn, Ethan’s mom shared with Fruth Pharmacy, “It is always an awesome feeling when your child is chosen for an award.”

This year, Fruth Pharmacy’s Baby Face Event looked a little different.  Due to COVID-19, parents were asked to submit photos of their children via e-mail for a chance to win a gift basket.  In previous years, Fruth Pharmacy has brought children into the stores, had a photographer take photos, and a panel of judges determine a finalist to be submitted to the corporate office.  To practice social distancing, Fruth adapted their event.  The prize was smaller and there was no monetary donation to enter.  Instead, parents named an organization they wanted to support and allowed Fruth Pharmacy to use their baby’s photo to spread awareness about the organization in the area.  Each baby’s photo also listed items that the organization could use.  Fruth served as a donation drop-point for these baby organizations throughout the month of March.

Ethan’s parents chose to support Heart and Hand of Winfield.

“We think he’s a really cute kid and we wanted to help others in need through Winfield Heart and Hand,” Minturn stated when asked why she entered Ethan into Fruth’s 2021 Baby Face Event.

“Fruth is in our community and the staff is always super kind,” Minturn began, “I’m a Fruth customer because they are kind and helpful. Once I had left a bag and they tracked me down to return the items a week later.  My family and I were surprised that the staff at Winfield took the time to do this,” Minturn concluded.

Ethan is the son of Tim and Jody Minturn.  He has two brothers, Jonathan, age 8 and Caleb, age 6. Ethan is the grandson of Joe and Judy Balog and Dave and Sande Minturn.

Fruth Pharmacy is a family-owned company serving the tri-state area of West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.  Fruth Pharmacy has been in business since 1952.

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River White Wins Fruth Baby Face Event

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (May 20, 2021) –

River White won Fruth Pharmacy’s Baby Face Event for 13-24 month category.

It must be in the family! Fruth Pharmacy is pleased to announce River White as the winner for the 13–24 month category in Fruth Pharmacy’s 2021 Baby Face Event.  In 2019, River’s sister Graceyn, was also a winner of Fruth Pharmacy’s Baby Face Event.

“We are really excited that River won.  We didn’t get to enter him last year because of COVID.  We were happy to see Fruth was having the event again this year.  It is even more exciting that bubby is following in sissy’s footsteps – and awesome that they both won around the same age,” Danielle White, River’s mom shared.

This year, Fruth Pharmacy’s Baby Face Event looked a little different.  Due to COVID-19, parents were asked to submit photos of their children via e-mail for a chance to win a gift basket.  In previous years, Fruth Pharmacy has brought children into the stores, had a photographer take photos, and a panel of judges determine a finalist to be submitted to the corporate office.  To practice social distancing, Fruth adapted their event.  The prize was smaller and there was no monetary donation to enter.  Instead, parents named an organization they wanted to support and allowed Fruth Pharmacy to use their baby’s photo to spread awareness about the organization in the area.  Each baby’s photo also listed items that the organization could use.  Fruth served as a donation drop-point for these baby organizations throughout the month of March.

River’s parents chose to support Lily’s Place in Huntington, West Virginia.

In 2019, Graceyn White won Fruth’s Baby Face Event. Graceyn is the sister to 2021’s winner, River White.

“We chose to enter for Lily’s Place because it is local to us.  We have always heard great things about this center,” White began, “it is very important that we have places like Lily’s Place to help the babies who are born addicted.  Lily’s Place is there to help make the babies as comfortable as possible while going through the weaning process,” White stated.

“We love that Fruth Pharmacy is local to us.  We always find great deals.  I love following Facebook and seeing the games and giveaways throughout the year,” White concluded.

River is the son of Terry and Danielle White.  He is the grandson of Clinton and Tammy Campbell, Terry Crouse, and David and Debbie Brooks.

Fruth Pharmacy is a family-owned company serving the tri-state area of West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.  Fruth Pharmacy has been in business since 1952.

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Aislee Richards Wins Fruth Baby Face Event

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (May 20, 2021) – Fruth Pharmacy is pleased to announce Aislee Dawn Richards as the winner for the 0-12 month category in Fruth Pharmacy’s 2021 Baby Face Event.

This year, Fruth Pharmacy’s Baby Face Event looked a little different.

Photo submitted to Fruth Pharmacy of Aislee Dawn Richards for 2021 Baby Face Event.

Due to COVID-19, parents were asked to submit photos of their children via e-mail for a chance to win a gift basket.  In previous years, Fruth Pharmacy has brought children into the stores, had a photographer take photos, and a panel of judges determine a finalist to be submitted to the corporate office.  To practice social distancing, Fruth adapted their event.  The prize was smaller and there was no monetary donation to enter.  Instead, parents named an organization they wanted to support and allowed Fruth Pharmacy to use their baby’s photo to spread awareness about the organization in the area.  Each baby’s photo also listed items that the organization could use.  Fruth served as a donation drop-point for these baby organizations throughout the month of March.

Aislee’s parents chose to support North Place Maternity House in Parkersburg, West Virginia.

“We chose North Place Maternity House because it is where I live and without organizations like them, people like me could not get the help they need for their children,” Halie Knox, Aislee’s mom shared.

“We like supporting a great cause and it’s nice to show-off my new baby girl,” Knox continued.

“My family has shopped at Fruth for years.  We love the store and all they offer – the baby contest is fun,” concluded Knox.

Aislee is the daughter of Halie Knox and BJ Richards.  Aislee has a sister named Brynlee.  Aislee is the granddaughter of Crystal and Bobby Richards and Julye and Bobby Knox.

Fruth Pharmacy is a family-owned company serving the tri-state area of West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.  Fruth Pharmacy has been in business since 1952.

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Fruth Pharmacy Employees Donate to Mason County Baby Pantry

Pictured left to right: Andy Becker, Vice-President of Pharmacy; John Galvan, Vice-President of Operations; Steve Gum, CFO; and Jassica Legg with donations for The Mason County Baby Pantry.

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (January 8, 2021) – Fruth Pharmacy corporate employees helped donate to a children’s Christmas gift program through The Mason County Baby Pantry.  In 2019, The Mason County Baby Pantry helped 280 kids have Christmas.  For 2020, 430 kids were helped.

“There was an increased need in the area this year due to COVID-19,” Jassica Legg shared, “some parents are out of work and others have had additional expenses to help keep their families safe during the pandemic.”

The Mason County Baby Pantry asks for people who want to help, to try to provide one outfit, a pair of shoes, and something fun for a child to have at Christmastime.  Those donating are asked to put each child’s donation into a plastic bag for the Mason County Baby Pantry to check the items on the list and later wrap before distributing the presents to the children.

Fruth Pharmacy corporate employees decide on a local organization to help each Christmas in the Mason County or surrounding area.

If you would like to help The Mason County Baby Pantry for next year’s Christmas or help with another initiative, please contact Jassica Mcbp Legg through Facebook.

Fruth Pharmacy is a family-owned company serving the tri-state area of West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.  Fruth Pharmacy has been in business since 1952.

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Fruth Pharmacy Offers Free COVID-19 Testing

Fruth Pharmacy is now offering free COVID-19 testing. Patients can get their tests in the drive-thru or curbside pick-up areas.

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (October 13, 2020) – On Friday, October 9th, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice announced a partnership with Fruth Pharmacy for COVID-19 testing.

For those interested in a free COVID-19 test, please register for your test ahead of time on www.doineedacovid19test.com.  The patient wanting a test will need to complete information on this website and it will create a voucher.  The patient will need to bring the voucher either printed on paper or be able to show the voucher on a cell phone during appointment.

If the Fruth Pharmacy location has a drive-thru, the patient will take the COVID-19 test in the drive-thru area.  If the Fruth Pharmacy location does not have a drive-thru, the patient will use the Curbside Pick-Up Area.  The patient will call the number on the Curbside sign and a Fruth Pharmacy staff member will bring the test out to the patient’s car. A Fruth Pharmacy staff member will walk patients through the self-administered test.

There is no charge to the patient for this test.

Tests are also available at Fruth Pharmacy locations in Ohio, including Gallipolis and Pomeroy locations.  You do not have to take the test in the state you live. For example: If you live in Gallipolis you can take the test in the drive-thru at the Point Pleasant location.

For more information, please visit www.fruthpharmacy.com and click the link for COVID-19 testing information or you may call your local Fruth Pharmacy.

Fruth Pharmacy is a family-owned company serving the tri-state area of West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.  Fruth Pharmacy has been in business since 1952 and has grown to 30 locations.

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Fruth Pharmacy and West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute Partner to Spread the Word about Medication Safety

Lynne Fruth films a promotion spot for Rex™ the RX, Don’t Keep Rex Around™ medication safety program.

August 20— The West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute (WV DII), Inc. and Fruth Pharmacy have partnered to spread the word about medication safety during the months of August and September 2020. The two organizations have launched a medication safety initiative for families and young children using the Institute’s Don’t Keep Rex Around™ Medication Safety Program.

The goal is to help educate Fruth customers and families of young children about the dangers prescription medications can pose in the home.

“After working with The West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute, we realized our pharmacists would be the best line of defense to help train people on how to dispose of unused or expired medications properly. It is our community responsibility to help remove drugs from homes where children and other at-high-risk persons may have access and be harmed. Fruth Pharmacy is committed to help educate students and their families on medication safety and disposal,”
Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy shared.

The campaign will take place August 24, 2020 through September 30, 2020 and will include the distribution of medication disposal bags and counseling from Fruth pharmacists on proper medication disposal in 29 Fruth locations throughout West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.

Activity sheets and coloring pages will be available for children, including a coloring contest sponsored by Fruth Pharmacy. In addition, WV DII medication safety ambassador, Rex the Rx™ will air LIVE on August 28 with special guest, Fruth Pharmacy President, Lynne Fruth. This live program will share special messages about medication safety for families throughout the tri-state area. The program will air live at 3pm and can be viewed at: www.wvdii.org.

Created by WV DII President, Dr. Susan Bissett and CEO of Murphy Media, Joe Murphy, the program uses a live-action, real time generated, cartoon avatar (a pill bottle) named Rex™ to help educate young children about the importance of not touching medication without the help of a trusted adult and to never share medications. The program has been delivered to pre-k and kindergarten classrooms in five WV counties this past year. However, with schools shuttered due to COVID-19, the WV DII is taking a new approach bringing Rex™ to Fruth Pharmacy and LIVE online to share the importance of medication safety.

“During this time of social distancing and stay at home orders, families are closer in proximity than ever before,” explained Dr. Susan Bissett, WV DII President. “Life is disrupted and medications may be more accessible to small children. We are taking this opportunity to educate families about medication safety and proper storage of medication.”

Data released by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse in April 2018 reported a 93% annual increase in unintentional prescription medication exposure among children 5 and younger. The report also indicated that 9 of 10 unintentional childhood poisonings occur at home. In addition, poison control centers receive an average of 32 calls a day for children exposed to opioids—60% of those calls are for children under 5 years of age. And, 48% of all
pediatric medication exposures are from grandparents’ medications. You can learn more about the program by visiting: www.wvdii.org/rex.

About the WV DII
The West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute (WV DII) at the University of Charleston is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The mission of the WV DII is to reduce deaths in West Virginia from opioid and drug abuse by being (a) an independent advocate for life-enhancing drug policies, and practices, (b) a hub for coordinating drug response activities, and (c) an educational center to address the prevalence of drug abuse and the stigma of drug addiction. The Institute is
housed at the University of Charleston in West Virginia’s state capital and is designed to: identify and assess best practices through research and data analysis, provide education programs on prescription drug safety, collaborate with municipalities and agencies to promote best practices to prevent overdose deaths, advocate for policies that promote educational and employment opportunities for those in recovery, and identify and implement prevention
strategies.

About the Don’t Keep Rx Around™ Medication Safety Program
Co-created by WV DII president, Dr. Susan Bissett and Joe Murphy, CEO of Murphy Media in 2017, the Don’t Keep Rx Around™ Medication Safety Program is a curriculum and public health campaign that utilizes evidence-based practices to teach medication safety to pre-k and kindergarten students throughout West Virginia. Using an animated character developed by Murphy Media, Rex™ the Rx, WV DII staff visit elementary classrooms across the state to talk to children about medication safety. This innovative approach to educating students about the dangers of misusing prescription medications provides opportunities for both in classroom and distance education and is based on WV Pre-K Education Standards. In addition to the presentation and interactive media, the WV DII provides each school with curricular materials and allotment of medication disposal systems. To date over 4,000 pre-k students in six counties have been educated through the Don’t Keep Rx Around™ Medication Safety School-Based Program. Due to COVID-19, WV DII worked with Murphy Media to reengineer the program to a virtual platform reaching over 40,000 households in 13 of West Virginia’s 55 counties in Spring 2020. We are planning to continue both school-based and online engagement in the coming academic year.

About Fruth Pharmacy
Fruth Pharmacy is a family-owned company serving the tri-state area of West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky. Fruth Pharmacy has been in business since 1952 and has grown to 30 locations.

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The Putnam County Health Department has been notified of two positive COVID-19 test results for two employees at Fruth Pharmacy in Eleanor

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (August 7, 2020) – The Putnam County Health Department has been notified of two positive COVID-19 test results for two employees at Fruth Pharmacy in Eleanor.  Those who tested positive have been placed in isolation.  Fruth Pharmacy was closed to the public on Friday to complete all health and safety procedures established for COVID-19. As an essential business, Fruth Pharmacy will continue to operate curbside, delivery, and drive-thru services.  All items will be available for purchase including prescriptions, grocery, household items, paper goods, cleaning supplies, over-the-counter medications, and more. Fruth Pharmacy will continue to clean and sanitize hourly and will remain in contact with the Putnam County Health Department. The decision to close the facility for deep cleaning was entirely Fruth Pharmacy’s decision and not mandated by the Putnam County Health Department.  Fruth Pharmacy will be open regular hours on Saturday, August 8th. Fruth Pharmacy encourages everyone to do their part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by continuing to practice social distancing, wearing a face covering when in public, and handwashing or using hand-sanitizer.

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Fruth Pharmacy Welcomes New Florist Bailey Petrie

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (August 7, 2020) –

Bailey Petrie

Fruth Pharmacy recently welcomed new florist Bailey Petrie to Fruth Pharmacy in Point Pleasant.

“I love being a florist because I get to help people and make their day better with flowers,” Petrie explained about her new position.

“I like being able to create a beautiful arrangement with flowers – every project is unique and different,” Petrie stated, “flowers are universal gifts that can be given for any occasion.”

Petrie has appreciated getting to know Fruth Pharmacy customers and helping create arrangements for many different events.  She has created arrangements for smiles and floral gifts to honor a loved one during a funeral.  One of her favorite requests are special bouquets for the “just because” moments.

Petrie’s favorite flowers are peonies and she likes pastel pinks.  She can design an arrangement with a variety of flowers and colors with fresh or silk floral.  She can create wreaths, lanterns, planters, and other floral decorations.

Please stop in or call 304-675-2303 for all your floral needs.

Fruth Pharmacy is a family-owned company serving the tri-state area of West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.  Fruth Pharmacy has been in business since 1952 and has grown to 30 locations.

 

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