Letter to the editor: Tribute to James Hallowell

March 7, 2024 – In 1961, I was a Senior at Clovis High School. I was the janitor at Hallowell Chevrolet Company before and after school and on Saturdays.

One day a customer traded in a 1948 Chevrolet FleetLine, two-door sedan.  I was making ninety cents an hour before taxes and I didn’t have a car.

With James Hallowell’s kindness, arrangements were made for me to purchase the car, for one hundred fifty dollars.  I was to pay twenty-five dollars a month until paid in full.

I’ve always been thankful for James Hallowell’s care and kindness to me personally and for all the employees at Hallowell Chevrolet Company.

Gregg Hernandez