Who's the best bagger in Vermont?

Dawn Tye of Hannaford Supermarket bested other competitors to become the 2009 Vermont "Best Bagger." The competition took place Sept. 12 during the Vermont Food Industry's annual convention and expo at the Champlain Valley Exposition.

Tye, an employee of Hannaford's for the past 9 years, won the competition from a field of contestants from supermarkets around the state. Hannford's Stuart Bird said, "We are very proud of her performance at the competition and look forward to her participation at the nationals." Her next competition will be in Las Vegas, representing Vermont at the national contest this winter, which is held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the National Grocers Association.

Second place honors went to Robyn Spittle of Shaw's, third went to Melissa Strickland of Price Chopper and fourth to Marcia Piper of Mac's.

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