INFLUENTIAL women were the focus of a&nbsp;special event held recently at the Lithgow&nbsp;Workmens Club. Several local women were honoured at&nbsp;a high tea hosted by the Lithgow’s WILD&nbsp;(Women In Lithgow Day) group. Sister Anne Houston (social work), Jan&nbsp;Hawken (Vale Ladies), Mayor Maree&nbsp;Statham, Melanie Palmer (fire captain),&nbsp;Joan Deeley (Lions), Doreen Peters (RFS)&nbsp;and Sue Graves (Tidy Towns) were all presented&nbsp;with a photo portrait and some&nbsp;beautiful flowers as a token of appreciation&nbsp;for all they have contributed over&nbsp;their years of service to the local community. A question and answer session followed&nbsp;a brief biography of each woman which&nbsp;was a fantastic opportunity to learn more&nbsp;about these inspirational women and the&nbsp;various roles they have played throughout&nbsp;the years. The high tea was another successful&nbsp;event for WILD, who throughout the&nbsp;month of April have been busy organising&nbsp;and hosting events to promote local business,&nbsp;local products and, above all, fun! Guests at the function were treated to&nbsp;an afternoon filled with delicious food,&nbsp;fashion and friendship, and took away&nbsp;generous gift bags packed with fantastic&nbsp;products from local businesses, including&nbsp;a book of vouchers packed full of value. Attendees were also treated to a fashion&nbsp;show which allowed local boutiques to&nbsp;give the crowd a taste of the wide variety of&nbsp;products available within our own area. The WILD women are now looking forward&nbsp;to the response to the current Street&nbsp;of Flowers 16 Mothers Day Promotion,&nbsp;which is a collaboration between WILD,&nbsp;the Lithgow District Chamber of&nbsp;Commerce and over 80 specialty and&nbsp;major retailers in Lithgow. Persons shopping at participating businesses&nbsp;go into a draw for WILD prize.