After 24 years, this will be Charlene Belsher’s last year operating The Old General Store in Murray River. Belsher says it has been a rewarding journey welcoming visitors to the vintage building that has been a centerpiece of the community for over a century.
In the shop, Belsher’s mission was to support local creators of jewellery, quilts, woodcrafts, pottery, soap, artwork, music and books. Over the years, the store has featured well over 100 artisans.
As a face of tourism, Belsher strived to make dreams come true—from arranging for a family to attend a dress rehearsal of Anne of Green Gables, to driving cyclists to the next village for groceries and adding in a local tour.
Charlene Belsher was twice honoured with the Kings County Hospitality Award from the Tourism Industry Association of PEI because of her passion for welcoming people from around the world and sharing her love for the Island.
Charlene extends her sincere thanks to everyone for their support and wishes the new owners many years of success at The Old General Store.