Any guesses as to what their topic of conversation was?
SARASOTA — First lady Michelle Obama was in town Thursday afternoon at a private lunch reception in a Sarasota home to promote President Barack Obama’s campaign and speak about his accomplishments and what is yet to come.
Her visit to the fundraising reception at Caren Lobo’s house in the 3100 block of Bay Shore Road was among the stops she made in Florida following campaign visits from Republican primary candidates. She was also in Tampa and Palm Beach on Thursday.
During her speech, Obama mentioned several of the president’s accomplishments while in office, including the end of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act that will help women earn the same wages as men.
At the reception, guests later said the menu included chicken curry salad, salmon and potatoes.
Before Obama spoke to the crowd, guests were able to take photographs and chat with her. Among the guests was Barbara A. Zdravecky, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida. She spoke to Obama about women’s health care.
“She speaks from the heart,” said Zdravecky, adding that Obama touched on all the major issues affecting the country.