4,000 Peanut Butter Sandwiches

Talking with Roger at Cote’s Market on Salem Street this afternoon, I learned that Cote’s is a food supplier for the Bay State Marathon being run in Lowell tomorrow. He said he has a crew of 12 coming in around 2 a.m. to prepare enormous quantities of soup (chicken noodle and beef barley, I think he said) and 4,000 peanut butter sandwiches for the runners. “It’s my biggest order of the year,” he said. Roger’s been active in the local running scene for a long time. I don’t know if he’s running tomorrow, but good luck to him if he does.