Bennie and Carol
In addition to a full line of groceries, Bennie and Carol are
well-known in the area for fresh meats and cheeses. People drive
many miles to get special-cut steaks, fresh chickens, or fresh
ground sausage and hamburger. They are also known for their fresh
deli sandwiches at lunch time, served at the back table, especially
their signature sandwich, the "Benwich."
B & C's are probably best
known for their personalized service. Bennie and Carol have
special-ordered every food item imaginable, delivered groceries to
the home, prepared meat and cheese trays at a moment's notice, and
kept the store open 10 hours a day, six days per week for 19
years. They have been known to give a passing motorist a few gallons
of gas to get him to next gas station, loan out their lawn mower to
whoever needed it or share a bowl of chili they just made. They have
also supported numerous community organizations and fundraisers.
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They have devoted their lives to this store and the community the
last 19 years. From a grateful community, we say thank you for your
commitment to Chestnut and congratulations on your well-deserved
The Chestnut community will host an open house and card shower in
their honor on Friday at 9 a.m. at the grocery store in Chestnut.
Friends and customers are invited to attend.
[Bill Glaze, Bank of Chestnut]