Feature - FunFest - campus layout 2015

By Phyllis Hodges


FunFest 2015 is approaching fast. On March 21, the Sun City Center Community Association Central Campus, 1009 N. Pebble Beach Blvd., will be filled with thousands of people seeking several hours of merriment with entertainment, exhibits and food. The fun starts promptly at 9 a.m. with an opening ceremony at the bandstand and concludes at 2 p.m. This is the day Sun City Center invites the public to a showcase of its “active senior lifestyle.” Admission is free.


Health Fair


Vendors at the Health Fair will be offering information on health services and performing various tests in the Caper and Horizon room in the Atrium. Mobile units participating will be parked just outside the door on the Atrium’s east side. The Veterans Administration van will be in the parking lot on the south side of Cherry Hills.


Community Groups


Over 100 clubs, community organizations and businesses will be on hand, offering food, information and unique handmade craft creations. Most of the club rooms on campus will be open welcoming visitors.




Solid Gold, Elvis (aka Bill Lindsey) and The Dukes will be performing their always popular shows in the Main Tent and Wonders of Nature will be in the Florida Room. Displays by Elmira’s Wildlife Refuge, C.A.R.E. and the Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center will be stationed outside the Arts and Crafts Building; and numerous SCC clubs will be in the Florida Room, Dance Studio and Lap Pool. The Front Porch Pickers will be entertaining poolside. Inside the Rollins Theater, the Pelican Players and Performing Arts Club, SCC Women’s Chorus, SCC Men’s Chorus and Par for the Chorus will be performing. All locations and times will be listed in a handout distributed by greeters at the event. (Look for the red balloons!)




All drivers, including vendors, should be aware that Cherry Hills will be closed to traffic after 8:30 a.m. Golf carts are encouraged and there will be designating parking for them on and around the campus. For easier parking, visitors are encouraged to park at the SCC Community Hall on S. Pebble Beach and ride the shuttle buses. The free transportation starts at 8:30 a.m. from Community Hall, with the last bus departing FunFest at 2:30 p.m.




This event would not be possible without sponsors. FunFest Chair Susan Muise encourages visitors to pick up product and service information at vendor exhibits and to thank them for participating in this event. Contact for event information: susanmuise430@gmail.com or 633-2479



The Sun City Center annual FunFest is the Community Association’s largest event, with thousands attending. Held on the Central Campus, 1009 N. Pebble Beach Blvd., it is free and open to the public. The event this year is March 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.