A priority for her is honoring our nation’s veterans. “What better way to honor veterans who watched over us during times of peace, fought for us during wars, and are continually dedicated to community improvement, than helping two of their important charities,” stated Dodson.
“I want to do what I can to support the Roaring Spring and Martinsburg libraries because,” she added, “they are vital to developing minds and advancing local culture.”
On Veterans Day, Wednesday – Nov. 11th, Dodson will welcome veterans to complimentary coffee, tea and pastries in the Trove’s event room. She encourages the public to join the celebration of veterans and their families who sacrificed so much for this nation.
Visitors can browse the historic building at 819 East Main Street in Roaring Spring, the original home of the News Printing Company (NPC). The building’s history permeates every wall of this unique facility. A history enhanced by the 30-year collection of antiques and displays from NPC founders Charlotte and Barney (World War II & Korean Conflict Navy Captain) Barnhart.
Being the daughter of the founders, Dodson carefully restored the warm, homey feeling Charlotte maintained so well. All of this provides a unique shopping experience for fashion accessories and apparel, housewares, specialty food items, gifts and one-of-a-kind items.
Ten percent of Veterans Day sales in the boutique will go to the Roaring Spring and Martinsburg libraries. “We know our libraries are struggling financially. By pitching in,” concluded Dodson, “we hope to secure them for future generations.”