Feb 102014
 
Armando ‘Mondo’ Alvarez will represent the state   (Courtesy of Nugget Market)

Armando ‘Mondo’ Alvarez will represent the state
(Courtesy of Nugget Market)

NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 5, 2014 –

West Sacramento’s Armando Alvarez, a courtesy checker for Nugget market, will represent California in the National Grocers Association “Best Bagger” national championship on Feb. 11 in Las Vegas.

Alvarez took on 18 other Nugget clerks at a match in September at Crest Theater to earn the state’s bagging bragging rights. (Other independent grocery stores did not send checkers to that competition).

Top prize in the national contest is $10,000 and a probable appearance with TV’s Dave Letterman. Second prize is $5,000, and three additional winners each get $1,000.

  (Information courtesy of Venessa Ricardez)

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Steve Marschke

Steve Marschke