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Seminole Scenes – November 2019

PINK POWER IN BC: The Big Cypress community turned pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month as residents and employees came out for the annual Wear Pink Day that was held Oct. 10. Above, participants gather for a photo at the entrance of the Senior Center. The gathering was organized by the BC Wellness Center. (Photo Beverly Bidney)
PINK POWER IN BC: All decked out in pink, Ahfachkee School teachers and staff show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (courtesy photo )
BATTIESTS IN LA: Seminole Tribe brothers “Doc” Battiest, left, and Spencer Battiest, right, sing in front of Los Angeles City Hall on the city’s second annual Indigenous Peoples Day on Oct. 13. The official city holiday replaced Columbus Day. The event was hosted by city councilman Mitch O’Farrell and the Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission. (Councilman Mitch O’Farrell Facebook )
A BOARD FROM THE BOARD: Ann Storck Center’s board of directors present the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood with a commemorative 2019 Celebrity Chefs cutting board during the Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction on Sept. 7. The Seminole Tribe was a presenting sponsor of the event and is a longtime supporter of Ann Storck Center. According to its website, the center “is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities” and offers “a variety of programs and services to help children and adults with developmental disabilities live more independent, fulfilling lives.” (Ann Storck Center)
TOUCHDOWN IN TALLY: Florida State’s Osceola and Renegade celebrate a Seminole touchdown in FSU’s homecoming victory against Syracuse on Oct. 26. (Photo Kevin Johnson)
GUITAR FOR A GOOD CAUSE: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa helped the City of Tampa celebrate “Pinktober” to raise awareness in the battle against breast cancer. “Thank you to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa for presenting me with a pink Hard Rock electric guitar as we proclaimed the month of October as #Pinktober! Let’s keep fighting for a cure!,” Tampa Mayor Jane Castor, at left in the photo, said on her Facebook page. (Jane Castor Facebook)
RED RIBBON WINNERS: The Brighton Red Ribbon poster contest winner from Eden Johns, 9. Red Ribbon’s theme this year is “Send a message: Stay drug free.” (Photo CBH)
RED RIBBON WINNERS: As part of the Red Ribbon Week activities throughout the Tribe, a variety of contests were held including poster contests. The winning entry for Hollywood from Jaiden Turtle. (Photo CBH)