A couple of Sundays ago, Julie Gannon was canning tomatoes.
Hours later — at 6 p.m. — she had 18 jars lined up. They were sterilized, prepped — but she had run out of tomatoes.
She texted Lloyd Allen. The owner of Double L Market quickly replied. He had 2 boxes left. She could pick them up the next day.
Immediately though, he texted back again. He wanted to know if Julie was in the middle of canning.
When she said yes, Lloyd said he knew what that was like. He offered to drive to the store from Wilton, and open up.
At 7 p.m. he was there — with a huge smile.
Over and over, she thanked him profusely. Each time, Lloyd said he was glad to help.
“He’s always so positive and helpful,” Julie says of the popular farm stand owner.
“He has amazing products, and homemade soups, sauces and tamales. When you shop at Double L, you always feel like you’re dealing with a friend.
“Lloyd always tries to help in any way he can. That’s special and rare. I love Lloyd!”
“06880” does too. That’s why Lloyd Allen is this week’s Unsung Hero!
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