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Seminole Scenes: December 2022

ALL ABOARD: Hollywood Councilman Chris Osceola, left, and Capt. Lee Rosbach, from the “Below Deck” TV series, are all smiles at the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade grand marshal reception Dec. 9 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. This year’s grand marshals were Taylor Dayne, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick. (Grapek Photography Online via Facebook)
HELPING HANDS: Seminole Fire Rescue personnel help an injured Moore Haven Middle School girls basketball player off the court during a game Dec. 15 at Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School in Brighton. (Kevin Johnson)
BAKING FOR A CAUSE: Alphonso Alvarado, left, and Ashton Garza held a benefit bake sale at the new Immokalee Trading Post on Dec. 1, 2022. They said sales were excellent and most of the baked goods were sold within the first few hours. The funds raised will go toward a field trip for the Immokalee Preschool at the end of the school year. Marsha Osceola also helped with the baking and the sale. (Kevin Johnson)
FOOD TRUCKS AND FUN: Employees in Big Cypress enjoyed raffles and a tasty variety of food trucks Nov. 3 as part of an employee appreciation lunch in the parking lot of the Herman L. Osceola Gymnasium. Volunteers and organizers of the event from the Human Resources Department included, from left to right, Valrie West, Jennifer Sandrell, Taisha Lubin, Vince Gillen and Laurell Battiste. (Kevin Johnson)
DECEMBER IN HOLLYWOOD: It’s sunny skies above the Christmas tree at Seminole Estates on the Hollywood Reservation. (Kevin Johnson)
DECEMBER IN TAHOE: The snow-covered Christmas tree at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe in Nevada. (Hard Rock Lake Tahoe)
The lobby at the Frank Billie Field Office on the Big Cypress Reservation was colorfully decorated with a winter scene for the holiday season. (Kevin Johnson)
On Dec. 21, 2007, the Seminole Tribe’s Jarrid Smith (left) concluded his college football career with Florida Atlantic University in the team’s 44-27 win against the University of Memphis in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. It was FAU’s first bowl game. Led by legendary coach Howard Schnellenberger, FAU finished with an 8-5 record, which included a victory against the Big Ten’s University of Minnesota. Smith, an offensive lineman, was a co-captain as a senior. He played in every game in his final three years with the team. (File photo)
The Seminole Tribe’s Jarrid Smith, No. 78. (File photo)