THIS year was supposed to be one for the memory books for Joe and Lena Broso.
The husband and wife were due to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their business - Broso's Farmland Supplies next month.
Thanks to COVID-19 those celebratory plans have been put on ice, but it's certainly not stopping the pair from doing what they love most - serving the Leeton shire and MIA community.
Known to locals as Broso's the huge store in Acacia Avenue has an array of rural supplies, animal feed, supplements and accessories, as well as horse riding equipment and much more.
When the pandemic first hit and restrictions were put in place, the business offered its drive-through service to avoid having to close completely.
However, customers are now back allowed in the shop with the appropriate hygiene measures in place.
There's plenty of room to wander and look through the many products the store has on its shelves.
If there's something customers can't spot, Broso's will do its best to source it in a fast fashion.
The drive through service will continue as it was prior to the pandemic, meaning, for the most part, it's "business as usual".
While disappointed the 20th anniversary celebrations won't be going ahead in 2020, the pair are looking forward to marking the occasion at a later date.
"It is disappointing, but we still want to do it the way we planned, with people here, displays with sales reps for people to talk to, all of that, so we'll just wait until it's safe again to do that," Joe said.
It's certainly been a difficult year for small businesses, but the best thing people can do is head in store and buy what they need right here in Leeton.
"I think if this has taught people something, it's why it is so important to shop here in town," Joe said.
"It really is vital because it that's how communities work. We support local charities and groups, so it always goes full circle."
Being a family-run business, Broso's knows why it's so important for the community to stick together.
To that end, they would like to acknowledge all of their customers.
"We wouldn't be here without them," Lena said.
"Over the years they become like your family and your friends.
"We are so grateful for all of the support from our customers not just now, but in the past as well."
Most would recognise the Broso's store front from not just its large exterior, but also the large replica horse statue positioned out the front.
"It's funny because when I first said I was buying it, we didn't think it would become so recognisable," Joe said.
"Now we have people come in saying they have to drive their kids past every day on the way to school just so they can see it."