FOR the Leeton Community Op Shop, visitors are part of their day-to-day life.
However, staff were excited to see Member for Farrer Sussan Ley drop by late last week while she was in Leeton briefly.
In true style at the op shop, the visit was more than just the usual stop in, according to Narelle Weymouth.
“In typical op shop fashion, we knew Sussan was coming to say hello, but we’ve turned it into something bigger,” she said.
“We’ve got all of our staff here, there’s volunteers, afternoon tea and we’ll give her the grand tour.”
The op shop has continued to come along in leaps and bounds since its opening in the middle of the main street, with Ms Ley impressed with what she saw.
“This is my first time here … I’m impressed already,” she said.
“It’s about bringing volunteers in. They always feel good about the time they spend here.
“It’s great to see so many smiling faces. A lot of the people who come here really do need a friendly face to talk to or seek help from.
“A lot of good work is being done here.”
Apart from just being an op shop, the store also offers several programs for youth, social services initiatives and help during times of crisis.
Ms Ley also enjoyed the fun side to the store.
“I know a lot of people enjoy op shopping, especially the younger generation these days,” she said. “It’s a massive store and has a lot on offer.”
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