Golf cart crossing opens with crowds, carts in SCC
Story and photos by MITCH TRAPHAGEN
The new Sun City Center golf cart path crossing U.S. Highway 301 opened on Tuesday, March 9, with speeches, words of thanks and more than 100 golf carts. The event included words from Hillsborough Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners Ken Hagan as well as from commissioners Kevin Beckner, Mark Sharpe and Rose Ferlita. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Major Ron Hartley also spoke as well as Monsignor Harold Bumpus, SCC Community Association President Ed Barnes and Walt Cawein. Cawein concluded the event with three cheers and the words, “Golf carts! Start your engines!” Major Ron Hartley and Sgt. Joe Burt of the HCSO direct some of more than 100 carts on the inaugural crossing of U.S. 301.