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February 8, 2023

Carlotta charms Bangalow but a lotta grog goes missing

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Carlotta at Bangalow’s A&I Hall before the show. Photo Penny Clifford

Australia’s transsexual superstar Carlotta has travelled the world but never dreamed she’d end up in Bangalow’s ‘tin shed’ (aka the A&I Hall).

Despite that, she charmed her audience last Friday night (May 25)– and ended up on first name terms with some.

Sadly, after the event finished, the Bangalow Lions Club – who ran the well patronised bar – had their mobile coolroom broken into and all of the leftover alcohol stolen.

The matter was reported to police, who attended the following day but told Echonetdaily they have yet to identify a suspect for the crime.

Event organiser Penny Clifford spread her concerns on Facebook that ‘all the money this wonderful organization earned running our bar for us, will now go to pay for the costs of the theft’.

‘The many men and women that ran that bar and worked hard all night did so for basically nothing now,’ she wrote.

But not one to give up on a good cause, Penny started a GoFundMe campaign to raise the money lost.

To her delight, in just a few days, the campaign raised more than the $1000 fundraising goal.

Penny said she and fellow organiser Grant Mitchell will present a cheque this week to the President of the Lions Club once they get the transfer from Gofundme.

‘I’m happy with the result although obviously it would have been nicer not to have thieves do something so awful to a charity organization,’ she told Echonetdaily.

‘If anyone knows anything about the disgusting theft please contact the police, who are wanting as much help as they can.’

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  1. Some people must be very low to do this .
    There is some where out their that must have seen this happen or unloaded .
    In the next few weeks look out for cheap black market grog for sale .
    If you notice it and your phone has a camera record as much as possible like faces and registration plates numbers.


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