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Saying goodbye to Shawville’s Green Thumb

 Kelly’s Green Thumb held a customer appreciation day on Saturday, thanking all supporters of the business for their years of loyalty as they closed shop for good on Oct. 12. Business owner Kelly Wilkinson, centre, flanked by employees Nicole Beaudoin, left, and Jean Claude Laroche, said it’s a hard loss for her, but that customers can look forward to her working locally in the future.

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Teuma-Castelletti
SHAWVILLE Oct. 13, 2018
Saturday marked the end of an era for one business after more than a decade in Shawville, as Kelly’s Green Thumb held a customer appreciation day to thank longtime supporters.
The garden centre, operating since 2005, marked its final day on Oct. 12, with business owner Kelly Wilkinson observing that it’s hard to say goodbye to the location on Hwy. 148.
“This is my heart and soul, I built this business from a garage to Kelly’s Green Thumb, so it’s me,” said Wilkinson. “This is the way I was hoping to have a business, exactly the way it is now. I think I did a good job, I definitely had a lot of good help from the people here. It is bittersweet, but it’s nice to see how much the community has supported me. Coming from the big city to a little town was definitely a big change but it was well worth it.”

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