(From left): Tim Mills, Leah Gavin and Lisa Heier are surrounded by River Falls community members as they perform a ribbon cutting marking Freeman Drug’s 150 years of service in River Falls on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Photo by Jeff Bjork
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Happy 150th anniversary, Freeman Drug!


Freeman Drug in River Falls commemorated its 150th anniversary on Wednesday, Nov. 9 with cake and a ribbon cutting. Photo by Jeff Bjork

Leah Gavin, whose father Seth Speerstra bought Freeman Drug in the 1960s, looks on as Lisa Heier cuts their 150th anniversary celebration cake on Wednesday, Nov. 9. Photo by Jeff Bjork

Pharmacist and Freeman Drug owner Leah Gavin (center) received an award from McKesson for being in business for 150 years. Pictured are (from left) Suzanne Feeney of McKesson (Pa.), Andy Steichen of McKesson (Minn.), Gavin, Tom Gleeson of McKesson (Calif.) and Gavin’s son Ben. Photo by Jeff Bjork

Pharmacist and owner of Freeman Drug (in River Falls) Leah Gavin receives an award from McKesson representative Andy Steichen. Reps from the pharmaceutical company were on hand to congratulate the pharmacy for 150 years in business. Photo by Jeff Bjork

November 15, 2022