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Chamber set to honor administrative professionals

Administrative professionals will be the center of attention on April 21. The McDuffie County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 16th annual luncheon in honor of Administrative Professionals' Day.

The festivities will consist of a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center. The award for administrative professional of the year will be given out at the luncheon.

Nominations for the award were made by employers. The winner will receive a small vacation package, roses and several other gifts.

"This is something that the chamber has been sponsoring for years," said Chamber Director Carolyn Gilbert. "It's a way for businesses to honor their support staff."

The menu at the event has been upgraded from last year when chicken salad was the main item. This year participants will enjoy pork, green beans and new potatoes.

And after lunch administrative professionals will be treated to entertainment. There will be a fashion show and a cooking segment presented.

Also, door prizes will be given away in the style of the old game show Let's Make a Deal. Administrative professionals who attend are encouraged to bring Let's Make a Deal items for door prizes.

According to event organizer Renee Wright, more than 50 people had a hand in putting the day's events together.

She was quick to thank all of the local merchants for their generosity and support of the luncheon.

Ms. Wright said Administrative Professionals' Day is a way to honor those whose work might not be in the spotlight very often.

"We see them as vital members of our community who basically keep our business community running," said Ms. Wright, who is an office manager at First Bank McDuffie.

Tickets for the event are $20, and reservations should be made by April 16. Those interested in attending should call the Chamber of Commerce at 597-1000.

Web posted on Thursday, April 15, 2004

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