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Seminole Scenes – April 2020

KID ON THE KEY: Annie Washington, 2, stands on the ruin of a battery of Fort Dade that was once armed with a cannon aimed at Tampa. A Tampa resident, Annie was one of the youngest children who attended a trip to Egmont Key on Feb. 29. (Photo Beverly Bidney)
SEMINOLE SUPPORT: Okeechobee High softball player Jacee Jumper, of the Brighton Reservation, left, helps her teammate Lauren Sills off the field after Sills was injured on a play at second base during the Brahmans game against South Fork on March 13. (Photo Kevin Johnson)
MUSEUM TOUR: From left, Karson Turner, Hendry County Commissioner; Alex Johns; Sonny Perdue, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture; and Johnny Morris, owner and CEO of Bass Pro Shops, gather outside the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum following a VIP tour on March 7. (Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum)
Beverly Bidney (2)
INSPIRATIONAL ASCENT: The staircase at the Tribal Historic Preservation Office Major Billy L. Cypress building may not be an art museum, but its stairwell boasts a mural by Tribal artist Wilson Bowers. Themes of the fresco- resistance, inspiration, strength and excel- are on display throughout the piece.
HULK IN THE HOUSE: Actor Lou Ferrigno, who starred in The Incredible Hulk TV series in the late 1970s and early 1980s, smiles with chips in hands as he hosts a blackjack tournament Feb. 21 at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. (Seminole Casino Coconut Creek/Facebook)
POWER SHIRT: In celebration of March being International Women’s Month, Hard Rock Café is offering a limited edition “Who Runs the World” T-shirt at select Hard Rock Café Rock Shops and at hardrockcafe.com. Hard Rock has been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Employers for Diversity” in 2020, as well as one of “America’s Best Employers for Women” in 2019 within the travel and leisure category. (Hard Rock)
GONE FISHIN’: Former University of Miami, Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson holds one of his signed guitars March 6 that were part of the ninth annual Jimmy Johnson’s “Quest for the Ring” Championship Fishing Week held March 3-7 in South Florida. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood was the title sponsor of the event, which drew about 100 teams to the waters off Key Largo, Miami and Fort Lauderdale in pursuit of fish and hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money. Hard Rock was the site of several events, including a captain’s meeting at the Comedy Club, VIP Ring of Honor Champions diner at Abiaka restaurant, a cocktail kickoff party at Daer Day Club and a closing awards celebration on the pool deck. (Jimmy Johnson Fishing Week/Facebook)
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