POINT PLEASANT, W. Va, (August 9, 2016) –On July 28, 2016, Fruth Pharmacy celebrated 25 years of helping to raise scholarship funds for deserving college students.
This year’s event, held at the Greenhills Country Club in Ravenswood, West Virginia, trudged on despite the weather. Opening ceremonies took place inside the clubhouse this year due to the rain. During the ceremony, Lynne Fruth, President of Fruth Pharmacy took time to recognize the scholarship recipients and the businesses that have helped contribute to the scholarship fund.
“We are very proud this event has helped support many scholarship students,” Fruth began, “this year there are 34 students receiving a Fruth Scholarship. We are grateful that over the past 25 years, the Fruth Family, Fruth Employees, and Fruth Pharmacy’s business partners have helped contribute over $750,000 to scholarships at various local universities and colleges.
Scholarship funds were first established in 1986 in memory of Fruth’s grandparents, Henry E. and Marjorie M. Fruth at the University of Rio Grande. The Fruth Pharmacy Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament began in 1991 and helped create many more scholarships. Fruth Pharmacy has scholarships at Marshall University School of Pharmacy, Marshall Mid-Ohio Valley Center, West Virginia University School of Pharmacy, University of Charleston School of Pharmacy, The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande Technical, Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, Recovery Point, Mountwest Community & Technical College, Cedarville University School of Pharmacy, Winfield High School, and Putnam County Math Field Day.
Community-minded golfers played throughout the day in the rain. Golfers received a packed lunch, goody bags, and door prizes donated by many of Fruth Pharmacy’s business partners. Due to the weather, the tournament was called to an early end. Following the traditional dinner, the awards ceremony was held inside the clubhouse with prizes being awarded for Longest Putt, Closest to Pin, Long Drive, Putting Contest, Chipping Contest and four team prizes.
2016 Fruth Scholarship Recipients were: Marshall University: Ali Burdette, Trevor Cantrell, Dylan Lageman, Garret Lageman, Nicholas Lawson, Braxton Maddox, Kody Ramey, Trenton Wamsley, Seth Baisden, Tiffany Miller; Marshall University School of Pharmacy: Braxton Maddox, Eric Vint, and Alicia Woods; Marshall Mid-Ohio Valley Center: NaShayla Fauver; West Virginia University School of Pharmacy: Leeanne Mobayed, Zareena Chughtai; University of Charleston School of Pharmacy: Emily Jarret; The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy: Lauren Levi, Kaci Russell; University of Rio Grande: Destiny Brown, Raquel Sims, Scarlett Denney, Jenn Wright; Rio Grande Technical: Samantha Hamilton; Parkersburg Area Community Foundation: Lanie Craig; Recovery Point: Nick Roberts; Mountwest Community & Technical College: Jeremy Coleman; Cedarville University School of Pharmacy: Jessica Ward; Winfield High: Jeremy Huff, Merryc Batt; Putnam County Math Field Day: Karissa Hudnall, Jaret Brown, Rebecca Harrah, Caleb Kesler, Issac Withrow.