MOVING to Leeton was the best move Allanah Hughes “ever made”.
Originally from the Riverina, Mrs Hughes “came home” to the region after spending 18 years on the north coast.
Family friends recommended Leeton as an option.
“I know it sounds crazy, but it’s the best move I’ve made,” Mrs Hughes said.
“The community is so welcoming.
“It doesn’t matter if you have lived here for 50 years or five months – everyone welcomes you.
“It’s a very friendly and relaxed town.
“There is really not much we need to leave town for.
“The services, shops, parks, activities/events are all readily accessible.”
Mrs Hughes has a family of her own, with husband Chris and children Alex, Brianna and Mackenna the loves of her life.
Apart from her family and affinity for Leeton, Mrs Hughes also enjoys her work with Beyond Bank as the community development co-ordinator.
“It’s a job I love,” she said.
“My role involves promoting the Beyond Bank Community Rewards Program with local community groups. It’s a great way for their supporters to give them assistance without lifting a finger and at no cost to them personally. I love getting to know local community organisations and their supporters and helping them raise funds and their profiles.”
Through her role there she has been involved with a range of community organisations, including the Leeton Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Leeton SunRice Festival, the Leeton Show, Bidgee Classic and Daffodil Day.
“On a personal level I am also involved with Leeton Girl Guides and Parkview P&C,” she said.
Mrs Hughes said Leeton would continue to have a strong future moving forward. She said there were a number of reasons why.
“Leeton is certainly a forward-thinking town,” Mrs Hughes said. “The warm-hearted welcome I received is indicative of the town’s hospitality.
“There are many exciting initiatives being developed in town and the main street is filling up with exciting new ventures, which is great to see.”