Llano community volunteers replenish grocer shelves



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John Roberie/Special to The Highlander
Llano residents rolled up their sleeves on March 17 to help the local grocer who was short staffed stock his shelves following the rush on goods by shoppers reacting to a COVID-19 scare. Pictured are customers and community volunteers Mike Steelman and Dr. David Hoerster, in the background.





By Connie Swinney
Staff Writer

When officials with the Llano Chamber of Commerce found out they would be canceling all business and group networking events, the group decided to help a fellow merchant in another way.

On March 17, dozens of local residents spent much of the day helping Store Manager John Roberie of Lowe's Markets, 104 W. Young, restock his shelves due to the run on goods in the wake of the coronavirus scare.

“I was overwhelmed and humbled beyond belief. There was no way we would have made it through the day getting all those groceries on the shelves,” said Roberie, who is also the Llano Chamber chairman of the board. …

Find the rest of this story and comprehensive news coverage in the Friday, March 20 issue of The Highlander, the newspaper of record for the Highland Lakes. Subscribe by clicking here to our e-Edition online.

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