Millennial Moo’vers, a dynamic new era

Fresh energy, excitement and ideas for Maleny Show Society

By Sonia Isaacs

THE Maleny Show Society has recently launched a dynamic new subcommittee to help propel the organisation into the future.
As part of a new generation of succession planning, five young Maleny women have joined the Maleny Show Society as the ‘Maleny Millennial Moo’vers’ bringing fresh energy, excitement and ideas to the historic organisation.
Speaking with GC&M News, Moo’vers member Laura Howard said the group was made up of five locally based friends who were keen to step up, learn the ropes from the established show society members and help broaden the appeal of the agricultural show to attract new patronage.
She said the group were excited to launch their first big pre-show, family friendly event ‘Maleny’s Best Western Country Bash’ on Saturday March 16, and were working hard to pull together a fantastic evening of live music, line dancing, rides, food and entertainment.
Laura said the idea to become more involved with the Maleny Show had just naturally evolved.
As a third generation show society volunteer, Laura said she had grown up with seeing her family heavily involved with the Maleny Show, and said all the group members had parents who had contributed as volunteers to the community in various capacities; so it just made sense to continue the tradition.
“We’re all settled now and living in Maleny and now it’s time for us to step up and give back to our community. We want to support the current show society committee, learn from their experience and help take over the reins in the future,” she said.
“There is so much involved in learning how to run the show, and there is so much that goes on behind the scenes. We’re excited to be able to spend time with the executive committee members and tap into their incredible wealth of knowledge to help take the show forward into the future,” Laura said.
“I feel we bring new energy and ideas to the table, and new ways of doing business.
We look forward to bringing new relevance and attracting new interest, while at the same honouring the incredible tradition of the agricultural show,” she said.
Laura said it was now full steam ahead to launch the Country Bash event at the Maleny Showgrounds Dairy Pavilion.
She said the organising committee were thrilled to be having Gympie Muster crowd favourite ‘Tennessee Lights’ perform alongside a jam packed program that included Open Mic, line dancing, unlimited rides on the mechanical bull, Maleny Apex bar, kids jumping castle, inflatable slide, fairy floss and more.
$80 per person included a meal and drink package (vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options available), kids under 13 free including a meal with paying adult. The event runs from 3pm-11pm, and attendees are encouraged to turn up in their ‘best country western outfit’.