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This holiday season will be Clarissa Gordon’s last as owner of Roby’s Country Gardens in Bardstown. The store is filled with essentials and snacks, and Christmas trees wait to be bought outside. It will have new management soon, as the owners ride off into their golden years.

Gordon and her husband Dick Roby are retiring after over 30 years in the business. Naturally they thought about selling their prime real estate on Bloomfield Road, but then members of a local non-profit had another idea.

“[They] just said, ‘hey, what about donating,’” Gordon recalled.