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February 28, 2021

Going wild raises over $20k for wildlife

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After several reports today from readers that there is a 'massive drug operation' and a 'gun and drug unit from Parramatta!', an intrepid Echonetdaily drudge wandered over to Barry Lomath Oval next to the skate park and netball courts in Mullum.

Winning artwork – Red tailed Black Cockatoo, pastel on paper, by Barbara Zarletti. Photo supplied.

The recent Go Wild for Wildlife Bush Dance fund-raising figures are in and the event raised over $20,000 or local wildlife charities.

Almost 140 people danced the night away to Larnook Mountain Band, an eight-piece band and 1 some great bush dance callers.

‘It had an excellent vibe with lots of kids activities and artwork decorating the hall,’ said Jude Fanton who was one of the organisers. ‘Former Sotheby’s auctioneer Robert Bleakley, auctioned items donated by individuals, artists and businesses from around the shire.

‘There was also a silent auction and sales of food and drink added to the fund-raising tally.’

The winner of the poster competition was Red Tailed Black Cockatoo, a pastel on paper by Barbara Zarletti.

All funds raised at the event will go to WIRES Northern Rivers and Bangalow Koalas.


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