Set Your Clocks for FUN!

By Diane M. Loeffler


There is something for everyone at this year’s FunFest! FunFest begins at 9 a.m. with the American Legion raising the flag above the central CA Campus, and ends at 2 p.m.

If you are hungry, walk around the courtyard by Rollins Theater where you will find baked goods, macaroni and cheese, pretzels, donuts, coffee, brats, Italian sausage, hot dogs, soda, strawberry shortcakes, apple and cherry pie with ice cream, Cuban sandwiches, sloppy joe’s, sloppy joe hot dogs, chips, ice tea, pork chops, BBQ chicken sandwiches, ice cream sandwiches, ice cream cones, cookies, brownies, coffee and hamburgers. You can also find some popcorn on the main campus. Food is provided through area clubs and other organizations.

If you feel lucky, there will be all sorts of items being raffled off from crafts to art to baskets containing wine and other goodies.

If you are in the mood to shop, there will be a wide variety of things you can purchase from the clubs and from outside vendors. You can even do some ‘window shopping’ for a car. There may be as many as 20 cars on display this year.

If you have health concerns or just want to be the healthiest you possible, stop by the Caper and Horizon Rooms in the Atrium. The Registered Nurses Club with their student nurse partners from Hillsborough Community College, will be measuring blood pressure and pulse oxygenation. They will also be providing education for blood pressure control and heart health.

Representatives from South Bay Hospital will be there to answer questions about the hospital’s renovations. Gym representatives will be available to demonstrate new equipment and to answer questions about the Fitness Center. There will also be some health-related vendors on hand.

Parking will be especially user-friendly this year. Three buses from Aston Garden buses will be running continuously from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. They will picking people up at Community Hall and bringing them to the main campus and take them back to Community Hall afterwards. All the buses are handicap accessible, they each have a lift for wheelchairs, and they will drop you off at a point much closer than where you could find parking. Members and guests are encouraged to park near Community Hall and take advantage of this service. Golf cart parking will be available in the field area and limited car parking will be available on the main campus.

As always, a variety of entertainment will be provided. The committee has put in an order for sunny skies and mild temperatures, but whatever nature sends our way, FunFest will be sure to be a great day.