Owner Kasey Alford Speaks Out With Gratitude
Darren Doyle, story:
Alford's Pharmacy and Drive-Thru has announced their upcoming 9-Year Anniversary/Customer Appreciation Event for Friday, August 17th.
Owner Kasey Alford says that he is extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to serve Edmonson County customers over the last nine years.
"We're very thankful for all the support we have had since day one, which has enabled us to provide many jobs, care for our friends and neighbors who trust us every day, and to support many local charities and organizations over the years," he said.
A native of Edmonson County, he said he's always felt rooted here. A 2001 graduate of ECHS, having strong family and community ties, he went on to graduate from the University of Kentucky School of Pharmacy in 2007.
He traveled around Kentucky and worked at various pharmacies until he saved up enough money to start his own business here at home.
"I knew I wanted to own my own pharmacy so I could practice the way I felt was best for the patients and employees, instead of the demeaning way the chains force us to practice and treat people," he said. "I had three different opportunities to buy stores in Warren and Barren Counties, but eventually turned them down because I really wanted to have a store back home and take care of people I knew. Nine years later, we're the only locally owned pharmacy left."
The pharmacy employees about 20 individuals, 18 of which are local residents.
On Friday the 17th, the pharmacy will be serving treats of all sorts throughout the day in the store and at their drive-thru, and will give away not only a family game night gift basket through the Edmonson Voice Facebook Page, but also two, $50 gas cards (click the link for the contest). They will draw for the winners sometime during the event on Friday.
"We know each customer has a choice, and we're thankful that our customers have chosen us," he added. "We praise God for using us to hopefully make Edmonson County a better place for us all."