A “village” comes together

Published on: February 24, 2016


Bill Hodges photos.

Bill Hodges photos.


The Sun City Center “village” really showed its true colors on Feb. 21, when a standing-room-only crowd showed up at Community Hall for an afternoon of entertainment to benefit four area food pantries. Seven area congregations that form The Sun City Center Faith Community sponsored the event, and area singers, dancers, etc. donated their talents.

“We are overwhelmed—and exhausted,” said Paula Lickfeldt, who helped organize the event. “We knew we could count on the community’s support because people here are so good about volunteering and donating, but we never imagined the outpouring we saw yesterday.”

Joanne Sudman, who was instrumental in the planning as well, echoed the sentiment. The organizing team never envisioned having to stop selling tickets because they reached their capacity of 900.

Each attendee brought a food item as part of their admission. Representatives from Angel’s Attic, Lord’s Lighthouse, Beth-El Food Pantry and Our Lady’s Pantry were on hand to divide the mountain of food collected. The admission monetary proceeds will also be divided four ways.