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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.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, the 5th Annual Baby Event was cancelled.

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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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Jackie Haynes Role to Change at Corporate Office

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (February 26, 2020) – Jackie Haynes, Advertising Assistant, will soon be taking on more duties.

Larry Anderson, Director of Purchasing and Marketing, will be training Jackie as a category manager for cosmetics, fragrances, hair accessories/grooming aids, personal care appliances, stationery, toys, and sporting goods.  Jackie will work with L&R.

Jackie joined Fruth Pharmacy officially on her birthday, April 15th, 2018.  She worked a few months prior to her official hire date through the program with Career Connections.

“I was glad to join the marketing department and learn the aspects of advertising at the corporate level and work with graphic design programs,” Jackie shared, “I am excited to increase my knowledge in retail with new skills in purchasing and planograms for Fruth Pharmacy.”

Prior to working for Fruth Pharmacy, Jackie managed, purchased items, and marketed at store level, for Rent-2-Own, RentACenter, and Aaron’s, Inc.

Jackie lives in Pomeroy/Middleport area with her husband Eddie and their cats.  Jackie has three adult children: Cory, Shannon-Dee, and Chadd, and 14 grandchildren.

If you need to speak with Jackie regarding advertising or L&R categories, she can be reached at 304-675-1612, ext. 134 or you can e-mail

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Julye Knox Promoted to Corporate Category Manager Position

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (February 25, 2020) – Fruth Pharmacy is pleased to announce Julye Knox was promoted from Store Manager at Fruth Pharmacy Point Pleasant to Category Manager for Seasonal and Gifts at the Corporate office.

Julye began her career with Fruth Pharmacy in 2015 as a manager at the Spencer location.

“As a store manager, I experienced what sells and what doesn’t sell. I was interested in working as a category manager and having the opportunity to choose things to sell for Fruth,” Julye explained about her decision to move from store manager to category manager.

Julye resides in Ravenswood with her husband Bobby and their children: Kamille, Halie, Kaitlyn, Nicholas, Kirsten, and Victoria.  When not working at Fruth, Julye and her husband Bobby are involved with their children’s extracurricular activities.  Julye is a volleyball coach for the middle school and her husband coaches wrestling at the middle school.

If you need to speak with Julye regarding seasonal or gift items, she can be reached at 304-675-1612, ext. 116 or you can e-mail

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Steve Gum Joins Fruth Pharmacy

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (February 25, 2020) – Fruth Pharmacy is pleased to announce Steve Gum has joined the executive leadership team in the role of Chief Financial Officer.

Gum is a graduate of West Virginia University Institute Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.  He is also a Certified Public Accountant in the State of WV.

Gum has held various accounting and auditing positions for both private and public organizations.  Gum previously held employment at Arnett Carbis Toothman, LP before joining Fruth Pharmacy.

Gum currently resides in Hurricane, WV with his wife Tiffany and sons, Peyton, Tanner, and Shayden.

Fruth Pharmacy is a family-owned company that has been in business for 67 years.  Fruth Pharmacy has a total of 30 locations in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.


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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 Holds 1st Annual Homeless Project

Pictured above are “blessing bags” created with donated items.

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (January 16, 2020) – During the month of October, Fruth Pharmacy held a drive to help local homeless shelters and programs.

Each Fruth location chose a homeless shelter or church homeless program in their local community to help.  Fruth Pharmacy hoped to help at least 300 people during this event.

Fruth Pharmacy received over $1900 worth of supplies that included food, hygiene items, and bottled water. Community members also donated over 50 blankets, 10 tents and 10 sleeping bags. Over 150 blessing bags were created with the donated supplies.

Fruth Pharmacy staff members from the Waverly, Ohio store personally delivered donated tents and sleeping bags to area homeless.

Fruth Category Manager, Amy Nelson, worked with vendors to lower the cost of a blanket, so savings could be passed to customers wishing to purchase a blanket to donate to their local shelter or program.

“This is our first year for the event,” Jackie Haynes, Advertising Assistant for Fruth Pharmacy shared, “this is a project that I felt compelled to help get established.  We’re helping displaced individuals and families.  I want to say thank you to everyone – employees and customers, for their help and support. The generosity our customers display is overwhelming!”

The project is expected to return next year.

If you are interested in helping collect for this event or would like your organization to be considered for donation, please contact your local Fruth Pharmacy or General Store or e-mail

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 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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