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Fruth Pharmacy Says Goodbye to Delbert Brown

Written by Jackie Haynes, Advertising Assistant

Waverly, Ohio – (July 31st, 2019) – In August 2019, Fruth Pharmacy will say farewell to Delbert Brown.  Delbert will retire after serving 26 years as a pharmacist for the Waverly location.

Delbert began his pharmacy career in 1973 with Kegley Drugs.  In April of 1993, Kegley Drugs was sold to Jack Fruth, owner of Fruth Pharmacy.  After 20 years with Kegley, Fruth asked Delbert to continue his career with Fruth Pharmacy.

“I wish everyone at the Waverly location well. I would like to thank Fruth for allowing me to work with them and to serve people together,” Delbert shared.

Sherre’ Chancey, Waverly store manager, spoke about Delbert’s service, “I have only had the pleasure of working with Delbert for the last 3 years. I have known him since I was a child.  I’d go into Kegley’s to get a milkshake. Milkshakes were served back by the pharmacy area. Delbert always made it a point to come out and talk to people.  Delbert has been a great asset to our Waverly store.  He has seen a lot of changes over the years and his steadfastness and work energy hasn’t wavered. Delbert is very pleasant to work with and has such a great work attitude. He extends that energy to his pharmacy staff and teaches them how to handle a hard day.  I have enjoyed working with Delbert and I will miss his sense of humor, his lightheartedness and the care he has shown our customers,” Sherre’ concluded.

Congratulations to Delbert and best wishes!

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


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Waverly Fruth Says Goodbye to Karen Goodman

Karen Goodman

Written by Jackie Haynes, Advertising Assistant

Waverly, Ohio – (June 11, 2019) – On Friday, May 31, 2019, Fruth Pharmacy said a sad farewell to Karen Goodman.  Goodman retired after 20 years of service.

Goodman served in the Waverly store as a receiver, but her expertise was in many areas of store operations.  She began her employment with Fruth Pharmacy when her daughter began college.

“I want to thank Fruth for the privilege of working here and allowing me the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people,”Goodman began, “I want to say thank you for a great place to work. I especially want to thank Paula Williams and Sherre’ Chancey,  you are really great people to work for, but now I will be able to spend more time with my family, ‘the best there is’,” Goodman fondly finished.

Goodman plans to devote more time to her family and the Waverly Baptist Temple, where her husband is a pastor. In December, she is planning a trip to Disney World with her husband, two daughters, sons-in-law, and her two grandchildren.

Goodman’s manager, Sherre’ Chancey, paid tribute to Goodman’s career, “I only worked with Karen three years, but she has taught me so much…personally and in the business of Fruth.  Karen was very pleasant to work with…she always had something positive to say to everyone. Karen was great with our customers. I enjoyed when Karen and I were the only two at work early in the morning, we would relax and have conversations on a variety of topics such as grandchildren and church.  I will miss that the most. When I took position as manager for Fruth #16, Karen went above and beyond to teach me as much as she could. We were very blessed to have Karen here. It was truly an honor to work with her,” Sherre’ concluded.

Congratulations to Goodman and best wishes!

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


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Fruth Pharmacy Announces 4th Annual Baby Face Winners

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (May 20, 2019) – Each year, Fruth Pharmacy chooses 4 babies to represent Fruth in advertising.  Fruth Pharmacy held its 4th Annual Baby Face Event on April 6th, 2019.  Over 100 babies entered for a chance to be a Mister or Miss Fruth.

The annual baby event is held in-part to help raise donations for area baby organizations, while Fruth searches for babies to use in seasonal campaigns.  Customers may make a $10 donation to a local baby organization to enter their child for a chance to be a Mister or Miss Fruth, babies must be in the age range of 0 -36 months.   Other customers, who do not want to enter a child in the contest, may donate an item an organization needs.

Thanks to many generous customers and employees, Fruth was able to raise over $7,000 worth of items for local baby charities.

This year’s Mister and Miss Fruths are:

Shannon Montgomery, 29 months, daughter of Wes and Tabithia Montgomery of Vinton, Ohio and granddaughter of Jeff and Joyce Oiler and Ed and Laura Lewis; Everett Skidmore, 8 months, son of Chelsey Fellure and Keith Skidmore of Vinton, Ohio and grandson of Larry and Carolyn Fellure, Jeff Rodgers and Delsa Skidmore; Graceyn White, 16 months, daughter of Terry and Danielle White of Culloden, West Virginia; and Zayn Sheppard, 6 months, son of Bernadette and Steve Holbert of Elizabeth, West Virginia.

Winners of the Baby Face event will have their picture hanging at their Fruth location as well as the Fruth corporate offices.  Each winner receives a photography package valued at $250.00.  Winners will also be featured throughout the year in Fruth Pharmacy’s advertising.

Fruth Pharmacy has been a family owned company for over 67 years.  Currently, Fruth Pharmacy has 31 locations in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.

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Robert Keith Wins Pigeon Forge Trip for 2

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (May 7, 2019) – Fruth Pharmacy is pleased to announce Robert Keith recently won a prize package to Pigeon Forge.

Keith entered to win a trip for two, when he came to Fruth Pharmacy in Mineral Wells to purchase flowers for his wife, Elaine, for Valentine’s Day.

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

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Fruth Pharmacy Donates to Mason County Homeless Shelter

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (April 29, 2019) – On Friday, April 26th, members of the Fruth family came to The Mason County Homeless Shelter to present a check from the Fruth Charitable Trust.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack and Frances “Babs” Fruth started the Fruth Charitable Trust in 1998. The Fruth Charitable Trust was established to help with community needs, such as educational scholarships and more.

Mrs. Frances “Babs” Fruth passed in January of this year and left instructions for her family to distribute funds to several organizations in Mason County to continue their good works.

The check for $52,000 was presented to the Mason County Homeless Shelter on behalf of Jack and Frances “Babs” Fruth by their children: Mike, Joan, Carol, Lynne, and John Fruth. Fruth cousins Jim and Sharry Rossi serve on the Advisory Board for the Homeless Shelter committee and were also available for the check presentation.

“Our mom had a passion for this place,” Lynne Fruth explained, “it was a quiet passion. At Christmas time she and her helper, Lynne Fetty, would put together gift bags for the people at the shelter. Mom always included socks, gloves, toiletries, and a Fruth Pharmacy gift card, so everybody here got Christmas; they got things they needed, but if they also wanted to buy a box of candy, they could buy a box of candy. She really got a satisfaction knowing she made someone’s Christmas better,” Lynne Fruth shared with members of The Mason County Homeless shelter staff.

Fruth also shared several stories Mrs. Fruth told her five children about when she grew up in a small Ohio town during The Depression and how her mother decided if she ever had the opportunity to help someone in the future, she would do so. One story included having to wear shoes too small as there was no money to get new shoes that year or watching her mother help feed “hobos” with bread and butter sandwiches.

“Even though some of us live in other places now,” John Fruth spoke to the committee, “Mason County will always be special to us. We will always have a heart for this community. Our parents wanted this donation to go to people in Mason County.”

“This donation places us at a point now where we can draw down the community foundation funds for preliminary architectural work for our new facilities, we are very happy about that. This gets us past one of our thresholds. Our plan is to name the new homeless shelter, The Frances Fruth Homeless Service Center, in her honor,” John Machir, Housing Director of the Mason County Homeless Shelter shared.

Machir informed the group that the new facility will have 3 family rooms, all with their own bath. There will be a women’s dormitory with a bath, a men’s dormitory with a bath, a laundry facility, a large kitchen, and living area.

Last year, 111 families were turned away due to space at the shelter.

If you would like to donate or if you need the services of the Mason County Homeless Shelter, please call 304-675-1840.

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

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