​​ Shield of Honor Award

Shield of Honor Award

Feburary 2013

Gary Elliott began working at Fareway in 1964 as a full-time meat clerk at Ames #386-2. Gary joined the management trainee program and held the position of Assistant Market Manager at both the Ames location and Marshalltown #467-2. A Produce Order Picker position became available at the Boone Warehouse. Gary sought out that opportunity and transferred to the Boone Warehouse in 1979 where he has been ever since. In addition to being a Produce Order Picker, Gary has also held and currently works in the position of Health & Beauty Order Picker. 

Fun fact: Gary is celebrating his 49th anniversary with Fareway this month. Happy anniversary Gary! 

When not working, Gary enjoys spending time with his wife, Karen, 3 children, and 9 grandchildren. In addition, Gary enjoys working on cars and racing cars. In the past, he has assisted his son and daughter race cars at the Boone Speedway. Gary also enjoys being a spectator at racing events. He has ventured numerous trips to attend NASCAR races. Gary's favorite track is the Talladega Speedway and favorite driver is Dale Earnhardt Jr. 

 "Having a 4 day workweek at the warehouse allows me to spend time with my family and do things I enjoy outside of work. I have also enjoyed training people throughout the years." - Gary Elliott, on why he enjoys working at Faraway. 

Gary, thank you for all the years of hard work and dedication.

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