It’s been a long journey that this week is coming to an end. In 1972, 16-year-old Steve Sherrod took a job as a box boy at the then-brand new Save Mart on Howard Road.
“I was there for the opening day ceremonies,” Sherrod said. “My girlfriend’s sister worked at the employment office and told me about the job.”
At the time, the Madera High School junior was working as a projectionist for Ben Walker, the owner of the Madera Theater, earning $3.50 an hour. The job at Save Mart started at $5 per hour. On Friday, 40 years later, Sherrod is taking retirement and will work his last shift at the store on Howard Road.
“I will be at the store from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.,” Sherrod said...