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Archive for October, 2010

Join Eldchrist Winery, Saturday, November 6, For a Fundraiser For Black and Orange Cat Foundation.

Eldchrist Winery, located at 8189 State Route 736 in Plain City, has kindly agreed to host a Fall CAT-illion to benefit Black and Orange Cat Foundation on Saturday, November 6 from 7-11 pm (there is no OSU football game that day, so no reason to hold back). Tickets for the CAT-illion are now available. 

As many of you know, Black and Orange Cat Foundation is a charity that is very near and dear to my heart. My sister and I started the organization in 2006 to raise money to help spay and neuter Plain City area cats. Our good friend, Carol Gaul, joined in and soon our group was helping cats in Madison and Union Counties. 

Tickets for this fundraiser are $40 per person or $75 for a couple. Included in the ticket price are unlimited wine by the glass, soft drinks, coffee, and tea, as well as hors d’oeuvres and entertainment by local musicians, 2nd Story Acoustic.

Since the Winery cats, B and Mittens, are white, the hors d’oeuvres will feature a white theme: a gourmet mashed potato bar, white pizza, white cheeses and crackers, white gourmet cookies, and a white chocolate fondue with fruits for dipping.

B and Mittens are the kitties that are featured on the label of Kitten’s Kiss Wine. These two went through a Black and Orange clinic to get neutered and vaccinated. Thus, to thank Black and Orange, the Winery has graciously offered to conduct this classy fundraiser. Don’t forget, B and O also gets a portion of the proceeds from each bottle of Kitten’s Kiss wine sold. 

Here are other exciting things happening at the CAT-illion:

Christmas items: Besides everything that Eldchrist Winery has planned, Black and Orange Cat Foundation also plans to have homemade Christmas gift items, cards, and baskets for sale during the event, as well as pet themed items and B and O t-shirts.

Tarot Card Readings: Additionally, a good friend of ours, Libby Sparks, wife of Ernie Sparks, who donated the Mini Cooper to B and O, will do tarot card readings for a donation. She is planning to spend about 15 minutes per person and felt a $15 donation would be suitable for her time. 

Mini-Massages: Jeremy Blanton (our cousin) and Heidi Boles (our soon-to-be cousin–we hope!), both licensed massage therapists, will be offering five to ten minute mini neck and shoulder massages for a donation, as well. 

Silent Auction: There are four 1-Day Park Hopper tickets for Walt Disney World in Florida available. These were donated to B and O by Walt Disney theme parks. These tickets, valued at $136 per pass or $544 for all four tickets, will be auctioned off in a silent auction.

Mini Cooper Raffle: Black and Orange Cat Foundation is also raffling off a 2003 Mini Cooper S car. The car will be available to look at during the Winery event. Tickets are $50 and the group is selling a minimum of 200 tickets to help them raise money. A drawing will be held for the car on December 15 if 200 tickets have been sold. You can buy your raffle tickets the night of the event or stop in the pharmacy for more info and to purchase a ticket.

Black and Orange Cat Foundation and all those in attendance plan to have a lot of fun, so if you want to come, get your tickets now. The Winery can only hold 50 people per fire code, so Eldchrist will be selling around 50 tickets for the evening. If you would like tickets, you can purchase them by credit card by calling the Winery at (614) 874-6240. You can also stop in while they are open on Fridays from 6 pm to 9 pm and Saturdays from 2 pm to 8 pm.  

Additionally, we have tickets for sale for the Fall CAT-illion. Just stop by the pharmacy when we are open. Eldchrist Winery will also have some tickets available to purchase at the door the night of the event.

The Delivery Van Makes Everyone Smile!

We’ve been telling you for a while about Joe’s idea to put himself on the side of the delivery van as “the running man” delivering prescriptions. Jay Gehres kindly took round after round of photos of Joe. In some of them, Joe was actually running and we got pictures of Joe “levitating” off the ground (you can read about that HERE in an older post). In other photos, Joe just pretended to run. In all of them, he was carrying one of our bags with medicine inside ready to be delivered.

As the van goes down the roads around Plain City, it will look as if Joe is running along. We’ve already heard quite a few reactions about the bigger than life size Joe on the side of the van. People think it’s funny and it makes everyone smile. That is one of our goals at Plain City Druggist–to make it a fun experience each time you come in and visit us. The van just adds to the experience outside our four walls.

To see more photos of the van, visit us on FACEBOOK. And while you are there, become our “fan” and “like” us. We are trying to reach 111 fans by Monday, November 1, which is our 11 year anniversary. We want to thank you, our loyal patients and customers, for allowing us to continue in this community for 11 super years!

Our Favorite Halloween Themed Photos.

Just in time for Halloween, I picked out my favorite Halloween themed pictures from this past month.

The first picture is of Joe at the “Founding Fathers Pharmacy” booth at the NCPA (National Community Pharmacists Association) conference in Philadelphia, PA. Usually, Joe is the one who is dressed up, but he was in normal clothing this day. The kind pharmacists offered to use leeches on Joe for a bit of “blood letting,” but he refused their services. And what is it he always counsels his patients about–medicine compliance?

The second photo is of Joe and our fourth year pharmacy student, Matt Byrdy, following a meeting of The OSU College of Pharmacy Alumni Governing Board. Joe is on the Board along with Jerry Marlowe, the famous OSU football game gate crasher, who we told you about in another post. Jerry likes to show up to pharmacy meetings dressed in outrageous hats. Joe and Matt borrowed the jack o’ lantern and helmet caps from Jerry.

And the final photo Joe titled, “Get your own True Blood.”

No, I am not a vampire. I was trying to hide behind Joe so I would not get my picture taken as we came down the escalator at the convention center in Philadelphia. But Joe is so quick on the draw with his handy, dandy iPhone that he snapped the picture anyway and it looks like I am trying to bite his neck. I was not, but it makes for a funny (almost) blood sucking photo (where are those leeches from the “Founding Fathers Pharmacy” when you need them?).

Bob Brock’s Magic Shoes.

Bob Brock, who keeps our QuickBooks in order at the pharmacy, told Joe this story when Joe commented on how much he liked Bob’s shoes.

Bob was walking through the shoe department in Macy’s when a box of shoes fell off the shelf right in front of him. Bob stopped, of course, being a polite person, and started to put the shoes back on the shelf. When he looked at the shoes, however, he thought they were really nice. Upon further investigation, he discovered that they were exactly his size and the only pair left. Of course, he bought them.

If shoes in your size leaped off a shelf in front of you, practically screaming, “Buy me,” wouldn’t you slap down payment for them? You’d be just like Bob with his magic shoes.

Now we don’t know if these shoes endowed Bob with any magic abilities (hopefully, they were not like the magic dancing shoes, of fairy tales, that once slipped on, could not be taken off, and caused the wearer to dance endlessly), but we hope they made his accounting abilities “a step ahead” and allowed him to find so much money in our accounts that we will never be on a “shoestring budget!”

We also hope Bob’s story makes you smile today and allows you to put your best foot forward! (Okay, enough with the shoe and foot sayings).

The Pioneer Youth Cheerleaders are Holding Basketball Cheerleading Sign-Ups October 28 from 6-8pm.

The Pioneer Youth Cheerleaders, who are supported by The Optimist’s Club, would like to get the word out to everyone about the basketball cheerleading sign-ups.

An additional sign-up has been added for Thursday, October 28, from 6 to 8 pm. Any child between the ages of five and twelve are welcome to join. Practice is one day a week and games are held on Saturdays.

For more info, email tmkpollock@aol.com