Huge New Record Set for Holiday Cart Parade

As of Nov. 26, the number of golf carts registered for the Holiday Kick-Off Parade in Sun City Center stood at 283 - nearly 100 more carts than the previous year in which a Guiness World Record was set with 191 entries. Organizers are expecting that the total number for the Dec. 5 parade will exceed 300 carts. As of Nov. 26, the registration numbers are as follows:

Business: 57

Dignitaries: 17

Residential: 103

Clubs and Organizations: 106

Grand Total as of Nov. 26: 283

Businesses, organizations and individuals are invited to register until Dec. 4 by calling 634-5111 ext. 103. The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Payant Financial Center near Sun City Center Plaza. Total prize money for the best decorated carts in the various divisions is expected to be $5,250. Additionally, more than $3,000 is expected to be donated to local charities and organizations. "It is phenomenal how this event has taken hold in the last four years," said Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Elaine Brad. "It seems to be what this area has been looking for to start the holidays off each year."

File Photo by Mitch Traphagen

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