Maleny ‘cents for centenary’

THE Queensland Country Women’s Association (QCWA) celebrate their 100 year Anniversary with over 220 branches throughout Queensland celebrating this milestone.

The QCWA has played a vital role in helping families, particularly those in remote rural communities who experienced tremendous hardships during the great depression.

The QCWA provided food and clothing, as well as friendship to those in need.

Throughout World War II the QCWA stepped up again and supported the war effort.

The Maleny Branch commenced in 1928 and continues to service their local community to this day.  Members have supported the annual show at Maleny with their famous tea and scone.

Branch member have provided financial support to local schools’ chaplaincy, Maleny Girl Guides, shelter boxes.

Their Christmas street stall will be coming up in early December as well.

In the past members have also raised funds to support the drought/flood relief that has impacted Queensland in recent times.

The next event Maleny CWA members have organised is a ‘Cents for Centenary’ old fashioned cent sale, to be held on October 15 at the Maleny RSL (opposite Woolworths) in Bunya Street from 10am – 2pm.

Entry is by gold coin donation.

Local businesses together with members have donated goods.

Guests can purchase their cent sale tickets at the door.

Morning tea and lunches available on the day and there will be fun for the family with floral art and cooking demonstrations, and children can take a guess how many jellybeans in the jar with the winner taking home the jar of jelly beans.

Come along and support Maleny CWA knowing funds raised will support ongoing worthy causes.

Members meet first Tuesday of the month and new members would be most welcome.

Further info contact Marlene on 0407133670.