KELLY James with Julie Casey -
KELLY James with Julie Casey - "Noddy?s Bakery won?t be changing it?s name to Nudies, but the nudism festival is a great idea."

Caba backs nude-fest

By ED SOUTHORN

IF you want to take it off bring it on!

That's the message from Cabarita business owners to the organisers of the Raw at Cabarita nudist festival proposed for the Round Mountain Pony Club grounds in April.

Building workers from the $60 million The Beach resort redevelopment of the old pub site at Cabarita have also welcomed the prospect of hundreds of nudists in town.

Noddy's Bakery owner Kelly James and earthworks contractor Ray Lewis had no problem stripping down for Daily News photographer Craig Sadler, showing their support for the nudist get-together.

Business operators at Cabarita said closure of the pub early last year had definitely hurt local trade.

Kelly, who lives at Cabarita, said the nudist festival would be a great boost for the town and some nudists visiting the Tweed Coast for the first time could come back.

"As long as they don't walk down the street in the raw, it will be absolutely great," Kelly said.

She said her only concern was that children be properly protected from any bad influences.

Ray Lewis, who lives on the Gold Coast and is one of a large team of contractors working on The Beach project, said: "If they want to run naked through the bush, that's okay, so long as they don't get pricked by a bindi."

Blue Rose Cafe's Tamara said: "Good luck to them, whatever whips their hair back."

Cupid's Hair and Beauty therapist Robina Lathouras said nudists were certainly welcome to drop in to get their hair and nails done, provided they wore clothes.

Cabarita Fruit Exchange owner Terry Campbell said: "Anything that helps (local trade), it's all good.

"I've got no problem with the idea."



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