Shop provides opportunity for arts
A NEW op shop in Myrtleford will donate profits to the Performing Arts Community Support.
PACS is a not- for- profit brokerage fund that assists regional kids interested in the performing arts.
The new Clyde Street store, Myrt Op Shop opened on Sunday.
Owner Dee VanRoevan has been a long- time supporter of the PACS program and said watching her own daughter’s involvement in the performing arts inspired her to give other kids the opportunity.
She said opening her own shop was also something she always wanted to do, and with a deteriorating back, now was the time to do it.
“I love op shops and I love giving to the community,” she said.
“I could never afford to shop in expensive shops but I like being able to buy fashionable clothes at affordable prices.”
Ms VanRoevan said the store’s motto is ‘ Good, Good, Good’ which means good quality, good service and good prices.
The new store will be open five days a week with Tuesday and an alternating Saturday or Sunday the days off.
Ms VanRoevan also thanked Roundabout Op Shop owner Jen Martin who provided coat hangers and racks to the new PACS- dedicated store.
“She encouraged me to open the store and she has been marvellous, abso- lutely marvellous,” she said.
“I used to work for Jen 1 day a month for the past 12 months and the money’s gone to PACS so this was the next step up.
“My daughter travelled overseas to perform on three occasions with trips to Disney Land, Disney World and Euro Disney.
“Getting kids to do activities that normally they couldn’t afford is the sort of thing I’m interested in.”
BY TATE SPITERI