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Continued from page 1... Bowl. The annual tailgate party: was Victory Parade: It hard to imagine hosted on Friday, February 7 at the being greeted by 700,000 fans much Gathering room. This party was less witnessing the Victory Parade special for those that attended. Our for the Seattle Seahawk players, beloved Seahawks were in the Super coaches and staff for winning the Bowl. There were incentives for city’s frst Super Bowl. This parade prizes, food, and a time to gather will be etched into the memories of to show team spirit. The 12th man all the fans who attended. showed up and it was something to remember. S-E-A-H-A-W-K-S!!!! A few of our Elders, adults and S-E-A-H-A-W-K-S!!!! S-E-A-H-A- children bundled up to brave a chilly W-K-S!!!! echoed throughout the Wednesday afternoon to attend the gathering room. victory parade in Seattle. They cranked up the volume, cheering, Super Bowl: The game was The 12th man spirit was present at the Super Bowl tail gate chanting, and celebrating the frst expected to be a close one, with the party this year. It was loud with a wave of blue and green in Super Bowl victory as the players’ number one team offense (Broncos) support of our beloved Seahawks to win the Super Bowl! vehicles came to rest in front of their versus the number one defense crowd. Everyone was still basking (Seahawks). and an overwhelming team effort defeating them with a fnal score of in the glory of the victory giving in all aspects of the game. They 43-8, bringing the Lombardi Trophy a “Big huge thank you to the 12th The Seahawks played it with pride dominated the Denver Broncos home with Seattle’s frst Super Man crowd!” Continued from page 1... atmosphere, and we all know each the next year or longer, and we’re currently restoring a 1974 Plymouth two-year Culinary Degree program others’ names. Without the staff we going to do the best we can to make Satellite, which he volunteered to at South Puget Sound Community have, we wouldn’t be where we are. it a special event.” One holiday drive his daughter’s high school College (SPSCC). It’s about how we take care of our celebration that Bray is particularly homecoming court. guests, and we are thrilled to have proud of is Lucky Eagle’s annual Upon completion of his degree, everybody who walks through the Veterans’ Day celebration, honoring Bray’s positive attitude and Bray began an internship in an door. military veterans and their guests commitment to quality shine at Oregon casino. “There’s a lot to with a traditional salmon and Lucky Eagle’s restaurants. “I am be said for work experience plus Bray’s care for the community is chicken dinner, American fags fortunate to have a job I enjoy,” says professional training,” said Bray. apparent. “It’s about giving back,” lining the road leading up to the Bray. “It is truly a lot of fun and “I got exposure to more chefs I had says Bray, a 2009 graduate of casino and fne details like the every day is a new challenge.” never worked with before,” he said Leadership Thurston County. He intricately carved watermelon For more information or for of his internship. He brought that puts his training and experience depicting a soldier saluting an reservations, visit the Lucky Eagle experience back to Lucky Eagle to work for the community by American fag. website or call 800-720-1788. where he continued to gain the participating in the Hawks Prairie Website: www.thurstoncountytalk. experience that led to his current Rotary’s Mushroom Festival, It’s not just the holiday celebrations com position. Taste of the Market and United that Bray wants to be memorable, Way’s Straight from the Heart though. “We focus on putting “One thing I heard early on in my Winemaker’s Dinner, along with out a good, wholesome product,” career here is that you set your teaching healthy cooking classes to says Bray. “We are committed to own ceiling,” says Bray. “The only members of the Chehalis tribe. freshness and the plate speaks for thing that is going to limit you is itself. When we make something, yourself.” This philosophy plays a Bray also volunteers in the high we make it the best that we can.” key role in how he manages his staff school concession stand to support to this day. “If there is anything we his daughter’s school. As if that When he’s not in the kitchen or can teach them and they are willing wasn’t enough, he also serves as the volunteering in the community, Bray to learn it, we will teach them,” he Vice President of SPSCC’s Culinary enjoys spending time with his wife said. “We have a duty to attain and Advisory Board. and six children, as well as working pass on as much knowledge as we on his collection of old cars. He is can.” When I asked him what he enjoys This is a intricately carved most about his job, Bray referred to watermelon depicting a soldier When refecting on the number the holiday celebrations. “Families saluting an American flag of people working at Lucky come together. If it is a holiday, for the Lucky Eagle’s annual Eagle, Bray says, “It is a family you’re going to remember it for Veterans’ Day celebration.    Page 3
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