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January 09, 2008 - Winterfest Gala "Holiday Season - Hollywood Style"

Where: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

When: January 9, 2008

Master of Ceremonies: Steve Shapiro, WSVN Channel 7

Grand Marshal(s): Lorraine Bracco

Honoree(s): Bob Leider, Max Osceola

EMCEE: Steve Shapiro, WSVN Channel 7

Presenting Sponsor(s): Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Gala Chairperson(s): Susan Renneisen, Seminole Hard Rock

President(s): Lisa Scott-Founds, President/CEO

Staff: Dawn Read & Kathy Keleher

Entertainment: Sixth Star Entertainment

Music: Sixth Star Entertainment

Gala Production: Sixth Star Entertainment & Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Attendance: 700+

Blacktie Photos by: Ginny Fujino

The Blacktie Photo Gallery is sponsored by:

 Marge & Max Osceola, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Marge & Max Osceola, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Lanson Champagne Winterfest Black Tie Ball presented by Clos du Bois
in association with Patron Kicks Holiday Season Hollywood-Style
at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
December 8, 2007
As guests arrived at the Winterfest Black Tie Ball, they enjoyed the flow of Champagne, Southern Wine and Spirits cocktails and dueling pianos by Ivan’s Piano Collections featuring Leelan Taylor. The JM Lexus Welcome Reception hosted a strolling saxophonist to add to the ambiance of the Wachovia silent auction. The auction featured hundreds of coveted items including Jewels, cruises, sports memorabilia, art and more.
Guests entered into a beautifully decorated ballroom created by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with highlights by Sixth Star Entertainment and Marketing. Chefs from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino feasted on a gourmet dinner featuring an appetizer of Seared Sea Scallops over Roasted Tomato and Lobster Napoleon, Seared Filet Mignon, Pancetta wrapped Shrimp and Oscar inspired Chocolate Cheesecake or White Chocolate Campari Mouse.
An incredible Live Auction included a 2008 Lexus IS 250 courtesy of JM Lexus, Gasparilla Experience courtesy of Southwest Airlines, shopping spree from Carroll’s Jewelers and much, much more.
Throughout the evening live entertainment and magical movie moments produced by Sixth Star Entertainment were thoroughly enjoyed by the guests.
Honored were Bob Leider, WSVN Channel 7, Max and Marge Osceola and Ball Chair Susan Renneisen. Board President Gary Correll was presented the first Winterfest pin by Lisa Scott-Founds, CEO & President, Winterfest, Inc., which was designed by Carroll’s Jewelers.
The evening was completed by the live music, which filled the dance floor to capacity with gala guests.
Each guest received a gift certificate for a complimentary Winterfest charm from Carroll’s Jewelers.
The Gala was a perfect way to capture the holiday spirit and the anticipation of the 2007 Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade, which, for the first time, will start on the New River.



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