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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 fruthpharmacy.com.

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 fruthpharmacy.com. 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.

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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 info@childrenscenteroh.com

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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Fruth Announces 2019 Sunbelt Bike Winner

Pictured left to right: Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy, Janessa Dail , Bike Winner, and spouse, Tonya Dail.

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (December 26, 2019) – Fruth Pharmacy is pleased to announce Janessa Dail is the 2019 Sunbelt Bike Winner.

During Fruth Pharmacy’s Anniversary Sale in November, customers could stop in their local Fruth and register for a chance to win a bicycle donated by Sunbelt Bakery, Inc. as well as other prizes.  Fruth Pharmacy gave away several grand prizes and weekly prizes.

Dail registered only once at her local Fruth Pharmacy in Gallipolis.

When asked what she planned to do with the bike, she wasn’t sure.  She was considering finding someone in need to surprise them with a nice Christmas present.

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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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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Fruth Pharmacy Collecting for Walking Miracles and Nationwide Children’s Hospital During National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Archive Photo. Left to right: Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy, is pictured with Jeremy Huff, former Fruth employee and childhood cancer survivor, during the 2018 “Where’s Lynne Fruth?” Christmas Event.

Point Pleasant, W.Va. – (September 11, 2019) – Fruth Pharmacy will be collecting items and monetary donations during the month of September for National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Brett Wilson, Founder and CEO of Walking Miracles Family Foundation, will be working with Fruth Pharmacy to identify families in Fruth communities in West Virginia and Ohio who need assistance, while their child is undergoing treatments for cancer.

“Our West Virginia families and survivors impacted by childhood adolescent and young adult cancer, need all the assistance they can get,” Wilson shared.  “Being able to collaborate and work with Fruth Pharmacy on this level is beyond my dreams.  We can impact so many families statewide going through this journey with pharmacy cards.  Everyone going through this journey is a ‘Walking Miracle’,” stated Wilson.

One of those ‘Walking Miracles’ is Jeremy Huff.  Huff was diagnosed with cancer at stage 4 while he was a junior at Winfield High School; two masses were found on his brain.  Huff’s football coach put him into contact with Brett Wilson of Walking Miracles.

“Walking Miracles helped me and is still helping me,” Huff stated, “Fruth has always been good to me – before I was an employee and even now Fruth continues to be good to me,” Huff shared.

Huff worked for Fruth Pharmacy for 4 years at the Scott Depot location.  Huff was a Fruth Scholarship winner and participated in the annual Fruth Scholarship Golf Tournament.

Currently, Huff likes to help patients and families at Walking Miracles.  He distributes and assists with Walking Miracles’ welcome packets or he simply talks to kids and their parents about his and his family’s experience during his cancer diagnosis and treatments.

“I think I’m good at giving the truth – the advice kids and their families need; people don’t always think about how cancer affects your family – my mom had to put her job on pause, so she could be with me at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital during my treatments and my dad had to stay home with my younger brothers. It was a tough time for everyone,” Huff explained.

Walking Miracles Family Foundation provides families with welcome packets that include iPads, preloaded with apps to help families keep track of appointments, items they will need for appointments, and links to treatment plans and more.  Part of these packets include gift cards for services, gas, hotel rooms and other things a family may need while travelling for treatments.

You can help Walking Miracles and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in two ways:  1: You can provide a monetary donation to be used for gift cards to help pay for prescriptions, items needed for overnight treatments, or other items a family may need like groceries.  Please speak to a Fruth cashier if you would like to make a monetary donation.  There is no set amount and every penny counts. 2: You can purchase an item on Nationwide Children’s Wishlist and give to a Fruth cashier to place in the donation bin.  Nationwide’s Wishlist is available on fruthpharmacy.com or on Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s website at: https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/giving.

“Our employees have been touched by childhood cancer in more than one community,” Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy began, “Fruth also has had employees, like Jeremy Huff, that were childhood cancer survivors. We are pleased to be able to offer support to local families and let them know we are thinking of them and their children, during these difficult days,” Fruth concluded.

“The things that helped me the most during the most difficult times, were my friends,” Huff stated.  My friends and family were always there for me.  My faith in God kept me going.  God talked to me when I was diagnosed and told me that ‘He’s got this’,” Huff shared.

When asked what Huff would tell a current childhood cancer patient and their family, Huff said, “I’m a cancer survivor, Brett’s a cancer survivor – and as a survivor, all you want to do is help others. I would tell anyone today, if you need help – even if you have finished your treatments, contact Walking Miracles.  It’s been over 7 years and Walking Miracles is still helping me,” Huff concluded.

Fruth Pharmacy is a family-owned pharmacy with locations in West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.

Walking Miracles Family Foundation is a 501c3 charity in West Virginia. We help caregivers, families and survivors impacted by childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer to resources and referral networks and to help defray the cost of travel during the cancer journey.  You can donate directly to Walking Miracles at http://www.walkingmiracles.org.

 

 

 

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