COSHOCTON -- Coshocton Business and Professional Women (BPW) had its seventh annual Administrative Professional Luncheon April 24 at Roberta's Catering and Banquet Center with 88 attending.

The Garden Patch donated potted flowers for each table center piece, and Novelty Advertising Company donated insulated lunch bags that were filled with items from Coshocton County Memorial Hospital, Roma's Gifts & Florist, Rapid Care Walk In Clinic and Farmers Insurance, Donna Fischer. Raine Hammond donated cookies shaped like a high heel.

A spring fashion show featured Fashions by Peebles, Golden's Fashions and Carton's Shoes. Models were Kim Gress, Jenny Cherry and Lori Klein Robinson.

President Emily McBurney surprised Tomma Bordenkircher by honoring her for being a STAR of BPW for making a difference in the political arena. She has served on the Region and State levels as Legislative Chair.

Equal Pay is the issue that means the most to Bordenkircher. Since 1995 she has worked to bring attention to Equal Pay Day every April with bake sales, displays, mayor proclamations, letters to the editor, dinners with keynote speakers and talk show appearances.

The biggest impact of a politically active program that she has been involved with is the organization of Meet the Candidates Night which BPW co-sponsors with the Coshocton County Farm Bureau. WTNS radio carries the program live in the evening, records it and plays it again the next day on the talk show.

The candidates appreciate how well organized the night was, and the public appreciates the valuable information. McBurney presented her with a copy of the narrative, flowers, a star lapel pin, porch flag and a garden star.

After lunch Bordenkircher introduced the speaker, columnist Lori Law.

She likened the quote, "Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels," to the work relationship between us and our bosses.

Emily McBurney and Tomma Bordenkircher presented her with a gift basket assembled by Joan McNeely.

The next meeting will be the Joan McNeely Working Woman Scholarship Banquet at Schumaker Farms on May 20 at 6 p.m. to award two $1,000 scholarships. The meeting is open to the public but reservations are required for the meal.

BPW is the leading women's organization for working women. Membership is open to men and women, employed and unemployed who support the legislative platform.

For information, call Liz Herrell at 740-294-0199 or coshoctonbpw@gmail.com.