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Georgia and Columbus featured prominently at first lady's lunch in DC

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WASHINGTON, DC (WTVM) - About 40 people from Columbus and the Chattahoochee Valley got the thrill of a lifetime as they attended the annual first lady's luncheon Thursday in Washington, DC.

The excitement was high as they joined 1500 other people at the luncheon which was extra special this year as it was the last one for Michelle Obama.

The Congressional Spouses Lunch pays tribute to the spouses of members of Congress, Supreme Court and the president's cabinet and is held in the First Lady's honor each year.

"We love you Michelle," was shouted out by one guest as Mrs. Obama walked across the runway like entrance to the head table.

"I love you too," said Mrs. Obama as she walked to the podium to welcome the crowd.

This year's luncheon was chaired by Vivian Bishop, wife of Congressman Sanford Bishop. The theme was "Georgia-Posh, Peach Southern Hospitality."

The ballroom was all decked out in peach colors with flowers and memorabilia native to Georgia, including a vintage bottle of coca cola. Mrs. Obama was presented with artwork and artifacts all made by Columbus and Georgia residents.

Michelle Obama thanked the crowd and committee for a beautiful luncheon. She promised that even though she will not be first lady after this year, she will continue to work on projects she believes in like supporting military families and fighting childhood obesity.

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