Michelle Webster has a little dance as Renate Curtis. Photo: Blainey Woodham / Daily News
Michelle Webster has a little dance as Renate Curtis. Photo: Blainey Woodham / Daily News Blainey Woodham

Retro Red Cross for Cooly Rocks On

WANDERING the sidewalk in Griffith Street Coolangatta, generally most businesses are getting into the spirit of Cooly Rocks On; after all it is a profitable time for most during the two week festival period.

The Red Cross shop is a little different to most businesses though.

For one, their staff are all dressed in the spirit of Cooly Rocks On, in particular Manager Michelle Webster who looked like she was straight out of a time capsule from fifty or sixty years ago, in a lovely dress and hair and makeup to match.

"I just love the atmosphere and how everyone gets into the spirit of the festival, " Ms Webster said.

All proceeds the shop makes goes straight to Red Cross Australia to use were it is needed most.

The shop gets in retro clothes from their Melbourne store in order to keep up with demand; cold weather outfits the popular choice this year, along with jewellery from the same period.

Elvis Presley worn proudly on her shirt, Red Cross worker Renate Curtis loves working the festival period and says the more rock and roll bands the better.

"My favourite part of the festival is all the little rock and roll bands playing here and there in the street, we could even do with a few more, "Mrs Curtis said.
 



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