Richmond Hill Pharmacy will celebrate its 30th anniversary next week with giveaways of a Kindle Fire and $30 gift cards, free hot dogs, drinks and popcorn, as well as the annual sidewalk sale, Christmas open house and 11th annual health fair. During the celebration event, which is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 7 at 2409 Highway 17 in Richmond Hill, pharmacists and staff will be present to answer questions and administer seasonal flu shots as well as pneumonia and shingles vaccines with a doctor’s prescription.
“We wanted to celebrate our 30 years in business and say thank you to our loyal customers. They’re the reason we’ve been around so long,” said pharmacist Al Dixon, the owner of Richmond Hill Pharmacy. “We’re extremely grateful for the continued support of this community. We couldn’t have done it without them, and we look forward to many years to come.”
Richmond Hill Pharmacy has been serving customers in the Richmond Hill area since 1984. Dixon joined Richmond Hill Pharmacy in 1987 as a partner and became the sole owner in 1998.
In June 2002, Dixon purchased Medical Center Pharmacy, located at Memorial University Medical Center. The independent pharmacy serves the general public, patients of the hospital and hospital staff.
In 2001, Alex Tucker joined Dixon as a partner and pharmacist of both locations.
In 2002, Dixon and Tucker purchased Hinesville Pharmacy — previously Whitman Pharmacy — which was the only remaining independent pharmacy in Hinesville. It has been serving the Hinesville community for more than 30 years.
All three locations offer prescription compounding, blood pressure monitoring and diabetic education.
The Richmond Hill and Hinesville pharmacies also offer a range of medical equipment, including diabetic supplies, as well as a Hallmark gift gallery.