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Mill Creek's favorite courtesy clerk retires – on his 91st birthday

Chuck Elvig retired from Central Market on Nov. 21. 


Last updated 12/6/2019 at 12:16pm

Beacon photo by Emily Gilbert

Chuck Elvig retired from Central Market on Nov. 21 after 15 years as a courtesy clerk. It was also his 91st birthday.

There was a near-constant receiving line as shoppers walked in to say farewell and thank you to 91-year-old Chuck Elvig, who was finally retiring from his courtesy clerk job at Central Market. 

Chuck had been a fixture of the store's checkout line since he started working as a grocery bagger at the store more than a decade ago. He saw a job fair advertised at his church and he was hired the first year Central Market opened. 

"He's served this community well for the last 15 years," Erin Simmons, his coworker who organized the party, said. They had worked together since Elvig's first day. ...

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