Fruth Speaks at Annual Marshall University Scholarship Brunch
FRUTH PHARMACY, INC.
POINT PLEASANT, WV.
On April 14th, the Annual Marshall University Scholarship Brunch was held at the Marshall University Alumni Center in Huntington, WV. This yearly event features a brunch organized for the donors and recipients of scholarships at Marshall University. Lynne Fruth was in attendance with her mother, Frances Fruth. Ms. Fruth had been asked to speak on behalf of the donors to describe the Fruth scholarships and discuss the importance of supporting higher education through scholarships.
Lynne spoke about her parents, Jack (founder of Fruth Pharmacy) and Frances meeting at Ohio State University in the late 1940’s. She mentioned that education was always a high priority in her parent’s eyes, not only for their children and grandchildren, but also for the residents of their communities as well. Lynne spoke about her father’s great desire to give back to the communities he served, and how scholarships were such a crucial part of giving back. When young people in need of scholastic assistance are able to receive it, their efforts and contributions have a ripple effect that reach out not only to individuals, but also to communities at large. Fruth Pharmacy holds a huge scholarship Golf Tournament each year to raise scholarship money for students at Marshall University, West Virginia University, Ohio State University, Rio Grande University, and many other scholarships that are not linked to particular colleges.
Three of the Fruth Pharmacy Scholarship Recipients were in attendance at this event and had the honor of sitting with Marshall President, Dr Stephen Kopp. Fruth Scholarship recipients present were, Michael Blake, Justin Bowe and Jocelyn Russell accompanied by her mother, Lori. These three students were recipients of the Fruth Pharmacy Employee Scholarship program. Over 250 people were present at the brunch. “It’s always an honor to be present at these events,” said Lynne Fruth. “I’m committed to maintaining Fruth’s commitment to education and it brings me great joy to spend time with the students whose lives are changed by these scholarships. It’s part of continuing my parent’s legacy.”