Jones Drug Co. Marks 100 Years in Ardmore Community
Nestled into Ardmore Avenue is a cornerstone of the Ardmore Alabama/Tennessee fabric, Jones Drug Company. They are preparing to celebrate 100 years of business on ...
... August 18th from 10:00AM-2:00PM and the community is invited to join them for the festivities from door prizes, raffle, free hot dogs and hamburgers while they last and more.
Having past through the hands of four different families during the past 100 years, the friendly faces behind the counters are often recalled by locals. Founded by Dr. B.H. Woodard as Ardmore Drugs, the pharmacy took its present moniker in 1925 when Thoran Jones, President of the Bank of Ardmore and owner of iconic Ardmore Cheese Plant. Mr. Jones and his wife Merle added a soda fountain, making it a prime destination for local and traveler alike as U.S. Highway 31 snaked its way through Ardmore ferrying cars and buses to the Gulf.
Jones Pharmacy passed to Doug Maund with partner, Nick Holland in 1967. Locals might remember the 40th Anniversary celebration of Nick Holland held August of 2008 at the Community Room where Nick was honored for his work and community contributions. Maund and Holland were joined in 1996 by Billy Holt who interned at the smalltown pharmacy and later purchased Holland's shares of the store to become a partner.
But Jones Drug Company's legacy isn't just about the owners but the community as well. Many patrons have been visiting and filling prescriptions for generations. As needs and technology have changed, so has Jones Drug Company - adding medical equipment rentals, removing the old soda fountain, and keeping items on hand that many chain stores wouldn't. That's why the community is welcome to join the festivities in the vacant parking lot adjacent to the pharmacy - share memories and have a little fun on August 18th.