The Anglican Op Shop on the corner of Seymour and Lord streets in Laurieton celebrates 25 years of continuous (except for COVID-19 last year) service to the community from its current site on July 4.
The Op Shop originally began in the early 1980s from the Laurieton Church Hall selling donated items for 20 cents each once a month.
Over subsequent years, the shop moved to trading twice per month, then twice per week until they moved to what is now the Big Brother Pizza shop and traded for four days per week.
On July 4, 1996, they opened for the first time in Seymour Street.
The shop is totally staffed by a wonderful band of volunteers and without them nothing would have been achieved.
Likewise, without the wonderful people of Laurieton and the visitors who frequent the shop, the same could be said, nothing would have been achieved without them.
To celebrate the great achievement of 25 years on site, the Anglican Op Shop will have a 50 per cent off sale running from Monday July 5 to Saturday July 10.