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Jimmy attends Mar-a-Lago shindig

February 18th, 2006

Jimmy attended a fundraiser on Thursday night for the Everglades Foundation. The Palm Beach Post has an article on it and a photo of Jimmy with Carl Hiaasen, author of “Hoot,” and Pat Riley, Miami Heat head coach.

Donald Trump, Jimmy Buffett and Miami Heat coach Pat Riley were in attendance, but one of the biggest cheers of the evening went to a proposed bridge near Everglades National Park.

And so it was Thursday night as eco-activists sat down with developers, lawyers who work for the sugar industry dined on filet mignon with the Army Corps engineers, and a Wall Street tycoon joined a conservative former U.S. senator in issuing a call for South Florida’s environment.

The Everglades Foundation was out to drum up nearly $2 million at Thursday’s fund-raiser, held in the same grand ballroom where Trump celebrated his wedding reception a year ago. This week’s gala also was a coming-out party for the formerly low-profile not-for-profit, which aims to take a prominent role in steering the $10.5 billion Everglades restoration.

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