On Monday, Nov. 24, Congressman Marc Veasey worked at Kroger Store No. 495 on South MacArthur Boulevard in south Irving for his ‘Marc Means Business’ initiative. Congressman Veasey visits businesses in the 33rd congressional district and works at the business for several hours as a part of the initiative aimed at better understanding the jobs and challenges of employers and employees in his district.
This is not the first time Congressman Veasey worked at a Kroger store. In fact, Congressman Veasey’s first job in high school was a courtesy clerk at Kroger Store No. 439 in Fort Worth.
At the south Irving Kroger, Store Manager Joe Bethke scheduled Congressman Veasey to work in several departments. He worked in the front bagging and assisting customers and he learned how to get bascarts with the bascart strap and wore a safety vest in the parking lot. He also worked in the bakery stocking rolls and pies and he decorated a cake. Co-Manager Tina Beach made sure he rotated the dates. He also ensured produce was stocked with Thanksgiving necessities.
Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Beth Bowman, Director of Business and Visitor Services Don Williams and Director of Education and Workforce Development Joy Goodrum visited the store.
With Thanksgiving a few days away, the Congressman assisted in stocking turkeys and hams in the meat market and pies and cool whip in the frozen department.
Customers and associates were delighted to have Congressman Veasey at their local Kroger store. He was able to interact with everyone and wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving. State Representative Rodney Anderson also came in to shop that evening.