Most popular CWA street stall ever

Noosa Councillor Karen Finzel and Mayor Clare Stewart with the Twinnies.

The Tewantin-Noosa branch of the Country Women’s Association (CWA) hosted their renowned street stall, offering homemade baked goods, exquisite craft and other homewares to the Noosa community last week.

“This street stall we chose Twinnies Pelican and Seabird Rescue to be our beneficiary and they were a popular choice,” vice-president Leigh McCready said.

“Paula and Bridgette Powers have helped thousands of birds from numerous species across the Coast. They also run a rehabilitation facility and do community training with Queensland schools. They are predominantly funded by the community and receive a small grant from the Caloundra Chamber of Commerce.

“Last week, street stall customers were excited to see the Twinnies in the flesh as they spent time answering questions about their work, greeting old fans and friends and posing for many photographs.

“Maybe it was their magic, but we ended up raising around $1500, a CWA record. We were also able to connect the Twinnies with Councillors Stewart and Finzel, who expressed their interest in seabird rescues occurring in Noosa and outlined ways in which Noosa Council may be able to support the Twinnies’ work.”

The Tewantin-Noosa CWA branch welcomes new members who are interested in joining its monthly meetings which take place on the third Wednesday of each month, at 1pm (formal meeting) and on the last Wednesday of each month, from 5pm (social and local issues discussion and solutions forum).

“We also have weekly craft sessions on Thursday mornings from 9am at the hall, where women of any experience level can bring a project along and receive tips or assist other women become more skilled,“ Ms McCready said. For further information, visit