July 2019
    What's Happening this month:

July 4th - Happy 4th of July
(We will be closed to celebrate the holiday with our families)

July 13th - Double Loyalty Point Day to Kick-off the Raspberry Festival

July 13-21 - The 85th Annual Raspberry Festival
(Again this year we will be a Raspberry Button selling location, so as soon as the buttons are available (should be July 1st), you will be able to purchase one at Center Drug.)

July 14th - Senior Game Day at the Activity Center
(Join us from 1:00pm to 2:15pm at the mini-Health Fair before Game Day starts.)

July is Celebrate Independents Month
As we celebrate our nation's independence this month, join us in celebrating independents!  We are proud to be your local Independent Pharmacy. Stop by and let us help you live a healthier lifestyle. During "Celebrate Independents" Month, we thank you for your business this month, and throughout the year!
The 85th Raspberry Festival

Center Drug will be a site to purchase your Raspberry Festival Button this year. Festival buttons are $5 and include a flyer with savings at Hopkins and Minnetonka businesses. 

The flyer also includes a unique registration code for a chance to win a cash prize. 

To celebrate the 85th Anniversary of the Raspberry Festival, seven cash prizes will be awarded consisting of a $1,000 grand prize, a $500 second prize and 5--$100 third prizes. Follow the directions on the flyer to register your button! 

The buttons should be available for purchase starting July 1st. Good Luck!
Raspberry Festival Deal of the week:
Senior Game Day

Sunday, July 14th is Senior Day at the Raspberry Festival. 

Once again, Senior Game Day will be held at the Hopkins Activity Center. Before Game Day starts, there will be a mini Health Fair at the Activity Center from 1pm-2:15pm. 

Center Drug will be at the Health Fair taking blood pressures again this year. You can earn tickets for the door prize drawings during Game Day by visiting booths within the Health Fair.  

This year, the first 30 people who have their blood pressure taken at our booth will receive a free goody bag! The Health Fair and Game Day are a great afternoon of fun for everyone--please stop by and see us there! Advance ticket purchase is required. Please see the Activity Center, or the Hopkins Activity Center website and click "online registration" and search for Game Day. As of 6/30 there were 65 spots still available for the event.  
Hydration Tips

We are now entering the hottest days of the Summer. The Raspberry Festival usually always brings extremely hot temperatures with it. Remember to drink plenty of water while you are out enjoying all of the Raspberry Events. Here are some tips to help you do this:

*Add some fresh fruit to your water to give it a hint of flavor without adding a lot of calories. Popular choices are lemons, limes, oranges, strawberries, peaches and watermelon.

*Seltzer or sparkling water makes a great substitute for soda and an upgrade from plain water.

*Add water or ice to dilute sugary drinks like juice or lemonade.  

*Carry a reusable water bottle with you, and fill it up as soon as it is emptied. You can get water bottles with filters in them, so the water tastes great even if you fill up your bottle from a drinking fountain while out and about.

*Eat your water. The following fruits and vegetables are high in water content: apples, blackberries, grapefruit, lemons, melons, peaches, pineapple, plums, oranges, celery, lettuce, cabbage, cucumbers, radishes and tomatoes.  

Center Drug sells cold, refrigerated water bottles at our front counter for $0.50. 

Stop in and purchase a water bottle before you hit Mainstreet for Family Day and the Marketplace Arts and Craft Fair on Saturday the 20th, or before the Raspberry Parade on the 21st.  

Also, remember Center Drug for your suncreen needs this summer, and stop by just to shop and enjoy the air conditioning!
Enjoy this refreshing Red, White and Blue Salsa recipe from

Blueberry, Strawberry & Jicama Salsa

A fresh and fruity salsa with a nice crunch! Perfect for the 4th of July...or any summer day!

Prep Time 5 minutes

Total Time 5 minutes

• 1 cup fresh blueberries
• 1 cup diced strawberries
• 1 cup diced jicama
• 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
• 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
• 2 tablespoons finely chopped jalapeno pepper stemmed and seeded
• Juice of 1 large lime
• Salt to taste
• Tortilla chips for serving


1. In a medium bowl, combine blueberries, strawberries, jicama, cilantro, red onion, jalapeno, and lime juice. Stir until well combined. Season with salt, to taste. Serve with tortilla chips at room temperature or chilled.

2. Note-this salsa is also great with grilled fish or chicken. It is best eaten the day it is made.
Upcoming Double Point Days:
(Be sure to mark your calendars)

Saturday, July 13th

Join us on social media

Are we friends on Facebook yet? Do you get our updates on twitter? If not, please follow, like and share soon.

It's the best way to keep up to date on the great things happening around the store. Like all the amazing yard art, garden décor and apparel we have available right now.

Also, if you're a member of our Loyalty Rewards program and you're still getting your rewards in the mail please consider switching to electronic delivery. We'll give you 25 bonus points for making the switch and you'll be helping us to be more Eco friendly. Just email gcarlson@centerdrug.com and we'll get you set up.

Thank you and we'll see you soon on Facebook and twitter!

Check out our app! If you use a smartphone or tablet and would like another way to refill your prescriptions, then please download it today.
Gift Gab

It is July! Summer is finally here! That means the kids are out of school and you may need help keeping them occupied!

How about a fun puzzle, scratch and sketch activity book, or even an award winning game?

Have you seen the mystery puzzles and puzzle tubes from Plus-Plus? They are a huge hit with both boys and girls! How about the magic ink pads from Lee Publications? They are great for both younger and older children and make a great mess free activity for road trips.

We also have fun games that the whole family can enjoy together!

Stop in and see all the fun novelties we have for kids of all ages.....before you hear the dreaded “I'm bored”!

-- Kelsey