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Seminole Scenes – January 2020

WINTERFEST WELCOME: Poison lead singer Bret Michaels and Hollywood Councilman Chris Osceola get the crowd revved up Dec. 13 at the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest grand marshal reception hosted by Daer Nightclub at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. Michaels served as grand marshal of the Winterfest boat parade that was held Dec. 14 in Fort Lauderdale. (Photo Winterfest/Facebook/Grapek Photography)
VEGAS CONFERENCE: Aaron Stam, Florida Cooperative Extension agent, and Kimberly Clement, Cooperative Extension 4-H special projects coordinator, attend the Intertribal Agriculture Council annual conference that was held in Las Vegas from Dec. 9-12. Stam gave a presentation about the Tribe’s cattle and 4-H programs. (Courtesy photo)
HOLIDAY HEADQUARTERS: The lobby at Tribal Headquarters in Hollywood is decorated in a wintery scene for the holiday season. (Photo Kevin Johnson)
WINNER, WINNER: Sandy Billie Jr. tips his hat to the crowd after he won first place in the men’s ugly Christmas sweater contest Dec. 12 at the Brighton Christmas party. Billie’s outfit included a furry toy friend attached on his left shoulder. (Photo Kevin Johnson)
TEAM EFFORT: Hard Rock Atlantic City team members participated in the Covenant House of New Jersey’s annual Sleep Out fundraiser and reached their goal of raising $12,500. Covenant House is an international organization that serves homeless, runaway, and trafficked youth. (Photo Hard Rock Atlantic City/Facebook)
HARD ROCK HOT ROD: The Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach has an eye-catching vehicle that partcipated in the Daytona Beach Shores Christmas Parade on Dec. 7. (Photo Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach/Facebook)
SEMINOLE SHOWCASE: A display recognizing the accomplishments of Seminole brothers Spencer and Doc Battiest along with fellow Native performer Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas is prominently showcased in a recently opened area of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood expansion. The display honors the trio’s participation in the 2016 protest anthem “Stand Up/Stand N Rock” in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Reservation. The song won an MTV Video Music Award in the Fight Against the System category. These are the outfits Spencer, Doc and Taboo wore to the awards ceremony. (Photo Kevin Johnson)