Charlotte’s Trove Grand Opening to Occur on Friday, October 24, 2014

troveRoaring Spring, PA – October 7, 2014 – Charlotte’s Trove, a community treasure with history, mystery, gifts and more will be opening on October 24th, 2014.  A ribbon cutting with the Blair County Chamber of Commerce will take place the day before the opening to commemorate this special day.  Located in the original location of News Printing Co. at 819 East Main Street in Roaring Spring, PA; Charlotte’s Trove offers a gift shop and party/conference room. The facility has many interesting and unique features, which is why it is also referred to as a museum.

“My Mother and Father were avid antique collectors. They filled this building with their collection,” says Charlene Dodson, owner of Charlotte’s Trove.  “My Father also had a passion for nature and wood.  He brought this love inside and created intricate wooden artwork to adorn the walls. I am happy to be able to use these family treasures again, and I am excited to share them with the community.”

H.A. “Barney” and Charlotte Barnhart purchased the facility and its business in 1954 when they came to Blair County to take over three fledging newspapers being produced by News Printing Co. Sixty-years later, almost to the day, Barney and Charlotte’s daughter, Charlene Dodson, is reopening the doors of the facility with her Mother’s name on it as a tribute to both of her parents, but mostly her Mother.

“Our family has a farm named after my Father and I wanted to do something special to honor my Mother as well. I knew she deserved a legacy – something as beautiful and as special as she was to so many people,” says Charlene. “She enjoyed shopping for beautiful gifts to give to the special people in her life, and she especially loved cooking and entertaining for family, friends and guests.   It is my desire that the atmosphere at Charlotte’s Trove will exemplify the warmth and comfort so many people got from being around my Mother.”trove2

The gift shop at Charlotte’s Trove will be open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10AM – 6PM, Wednesdays from 10AM – 8PM and Saturdays from 9AM – 3PM. You may also contact Charlotte’s Trove to schedule a shopping appointment outside of regular business hours. The Party/Conference Room at Charlotte’s Trove is available to book your next business meeting, conference or party as well. For more information visit, or call 814-414-3700



Charlene Dodson
819 E Main Street
Roaring Spring, PA 16673
Phone: 814.414.3700

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