Fruth Pharmacy names Elizabeth boy winner of Baby Face contest

Photo Provided Zayn Sheppard, son of Bernadette and Steve Holbert of Elizabeth, is one of the four winners in the annual Fruth Pharmacy Baby Face Event. Zayn will be used in advertising by the company.

PARKERSBURG — A baby from Elizabeth was a winner in the fourth annual Fruth Pharmacy Baby Face Event.

Zayn Sheppard, son of Bernadette and Steve Holbert of Elizabeth, was 6 months old at the time of his selection in April.

Each year Fruth Pharmacy chooses four babies to represent the company in advertising. More than 100 babies were entered for a chance to be a Mister or Miss Fruth.

The annual baby event raises donations for area baby organizations while Fruth searches for babies to use in seasonal campaigns. Fruth Pharmacies are locally located in Belpre, Mineral Wells, Belpre, Pomeroy, Athens and Gallipolis.

Customers may make a $10 donation to a local baby organization to enter their child for a chance to be Mister or Miss Fruth; babies must be in the age range of 0-36 months. Other customers, who do not want to enter a child in the contest, may donate an item an organization needs.

Fruth raised more than $7,000 in items for local baby charities.

The other three winners are Shannon Montgomery, 29 months, daughter of Wes and Tabithia Montgomery of Vinton, Ohio, and granddaughter of Jeff and Joyce Oiler and Ed and Laura Lewis; Everett Skidmore, 8 months, son of Chelsey Fellure and Keith Skidmore of Vinton and grandson of Larry and Carolyn Fellure, Jeff Rodgers and Delsa Skidmore; Graceyn White, 16 months, daughter of Terry and Danielle White of Culloden, W.Va.

Winners of the Baby Face event will have their picture hanging at their Fruth location as well as the Fruth corporate offices. Each winner receives a photography package valued at $250 and will be featured throughout the year in Fruth Pharmacy’s advertising.

Fruth Pharmacy has been a family-owned company for over 67 years. Fruth Pharmacy has 31 locations in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky.

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