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Chamber discusses flu shots, upcoming events at luncheon

Agnes Hapka ahapka@civitasmedia.com

August 28, 2013

POINT PLEASANT — It’s going to be a busy couple of months in Mason County with festival weekends and other activities planned, said Eddie Lanham to a group of Mason County Chamber of Commerce members.


Lanham, chamber president, addressed the group assembled at Tuesday’s monthly luncheon, hosted by Mason County Action Group.


This weekend, Lanham said, is the annual Tribute to the River, hosted by the Point Pleasant River Museum. The Tribute begins Friday at 8 p.m. and will run all day Saturday at Tu-Endei-Wei state park. He added that the Mothman Festival is also upcoming, in downtown Point Pleasant on the weekend of September 21.


“We’ll have a good crowd for those,” Lanham said. He went on to say that the following Saturday Dragon boat races and a Dragon boat festival will be the focal point at Krodel Park. This will be followed in October by the annual Battle Days on the first weekend of the month, a Fire Department Golf Scramble on October 12 at Riverside Golf Course, and the annual Community Foundation dinner on October 14 at Trinity Community Center.


“At the Community Foundation dinner there’ll be different awards for people who have provided a service to the area in various ways,” Lanham said, adding that the chamber is still open to nominations of groups or individuals who have served the area in various ways.


Gallipolis Ferry will hold a community fun day on October 19 at the town park.


Tom Willoughby, Chief Financial Officer for Fruth Pharmacy, provided the presentation at the luncheon, with a Power Point about Fruth’s new flu shot initiative. The plan, Willoughby said, is for Fruth to provide seasonal flu shots to employees of Chamber members at a discounted rate so as to alleviate flu-related absenteeism and medical costs.


Willoughby said that the plan will be available as employer-paid and employee-paid; both will be discounted and available at multiple locations and at times outside of regular business hours.


“The plan is exclusive to chamber members; employees can access flu shots at a discounted rate.”


The next chamber luncheon will be held on September 29, location yet to be determined.