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Michelle Obama headed to Florida




Michelle Obama, seen here campaigning with her husband in Iowa this summer, is heading to Florida next week for a trio of fundraisers. First up: A gathering Thursday at the Tampa home of Lynda and Donald Temple.

Then, on Friday afternoon, Mrs. Obama heads to Caren and Dick Lobo's home in Sarasota. That evening, she'll go to Coral Gables for a fundraiser at the Biltmore. (See the jump for a list of hosts.)


Event chairs: Simone Gans Barefield & Ernest Barefield, Sharice & Alonzo Barnes, Sam & Scott Farrell, Frank Sanchez, Lynda & Donald Temple.

Co –Chairs: Hakim Aquil, Oscar Benavides, Jacqueline Conley, Don Evans, Chip Fletcher, Lorna Gregory, Bennie Holder,  State Rep. Rick Kriseman, Albert Lee, Donna & Tim Main, Sid Morgan, Shaun Porter, John Ring, Linda & Tom Scarritt, Elaine & Hinks Shimberg, Henry Suarez, Floran Thomas, Victor Young.

Hosts: Gladys Bernett, Charlie D'amico, Paul Davis, Al Fox, Jeff Gonzalez, Farooq Mitha, Karen Perez, Corey & Charlie Poe, Dr. Aaron Smith, Mary Anne & Terry Watson, Randi Whiddon.



: Suzanne Atwell, Alexandra Jupin & John Bean, Mary Dailey & John Clay, Heather Dunhill, State Rep. Keith Fitzgerald, Andrew Foley, David Goldman, Lisa & David Grain, Marilyn Harwell, Kate Harris, Carol Ann Kalish, Kelley Lavin, Caren & Dick Lobo, Susan Morin, Joy Sica Naylor, Jeanne Nunn, Matt Orr, Scott Osborne, Chorale & Ed Page, David Shapiro, Susan & Michael Siegel, Delia Smith –Orth, DeWanda Smith –Soeder, Diane Smoler, Barbara Zdravecky.

Coral Gables

Chair: Tracy Wilson Mourning

Co – Chairs: Katie Lane –Arriola & Eddy Arriola, Ricky Arriola, Charles Clarkson, Lynn Overmann & David Crouch, Barbara & Richard Garrett, Nancy & Mark Gilbert, Tia & Raul Pedraza, Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter, Lara Murphy & Kirk Wagar.

Hosts: Lourdes Arriola, Jared Asch, Maggie & JP Austin, William Barzee, Tanya J. Brinkley, Allison Cammack, Cecilia Comeau, Carla & Marlon Hill, Barbara Holtzman, Heather Urban Holtzman & Max Holtzman, Todd Michaels, Rachel Poses, Zarifa Reynolds, Al Saikali, Manoucheka Thermitus.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:09pm]


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