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Friendship Pharmacist and Community Leader Honored by Allegany County

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Jeffery Marks has owned the Friendship Pharmacy for almost 30 years

From Allegany County, pictured: Chairman W. Brooke Harris congratulates Marks

The Allegany County Board of Legislators recognized Friendship pharmacist Jeffrey Marks last week for his many contributions to his community and to Allegany County.

Marks has lived in Friendship with his family since 1970. As a youth, he attended Friendship Central School and graduated as Salutatorian in 1985. In that year, he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with Boy Scout Troop 719 and was selected as Boys State Representative for Friendship American Legion Post 1168.

Marks with family, friends, and supporters

After receiving his pharmacy degree in 1992, Marks returned to Friendship and purchased Friendship Pharmacy, a business he has owned and operated for nearly thirty years.

Mr. Marks is committed to his community, and he is a five-time president of the Friendship Rotary Club, a Third-Degree Mason with the Free and Accepted Masons, a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 1168, and a member of the United Methodist Church of Friendship.

In addition to his local volunteer work, Mr. Marks has completed mission work with his daughter Amanda focused on vision health. Through their work, they have been able to provide hundreds of eyeglasses to those in need.

In response to the resolution, Mr. Marks thanked the assembled group and said, “I’m happy to receive this award, totally unexpected. It’s not just me, it’s a mosaic of all the people around me: my parents, my family, the Rotary members that are here, and all my friends. This is very nice, thank you.”

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