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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 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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