Sun City Center area residents like to party, and they are serious about celebrating holidays, especially patriotic commemorations. They offer residents special days to show appreciation for this great country and those who make such celebrations possible. Both Kings Point and the SCC Community Association are planning events, some limited to their respective members and some open to the public.
On June 29, 7 p.m., at Kings Point, a performance by the Eastern Hillsborough Community Band in Veterans Theater is open to all Sun City Center-area residents. This annual Patriotic Concert is the band’s most popular performance in its concert series. The group will perform marches and patriotic music, and veterans from all services will be recognized. Almost a quarter of the band is comprised of veterans. Tickets are $10 and include one éclair and coffee service per ticket. Admission is by advance ticket purchase only, i.e., no tickets will be sold at the door. They are available at the Kings Point North Clubhouse Box Office Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30 p.m.
Two parties featuring cookouts and music are planned at the Kings Point South Clubhouse over the Fourth of July weekend. They party on Sunday, July 2, is for KP residents and guests with passes. The event on Tuesday, July 4, is for KP residents only. Festivities are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days. To learn more, see The Pinter or the televised wheel.
Another public event—a community breakfast—will take place on July 4, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the SCC Community Association Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Boulevard. This holiday breakfast is somewhat of a tradition, attracting about 1,000 residents and guests who want to start the day dining with friends and family. Pancakes, sausage, eggs, toast, juice and coffee will be served for only $5, with the proceeds earmarked for future July 4 events. This year’s breakfast is being organized by Linda Oddo and Bob and Pat Sullivan, who have been busily recruiting the 130-plus volunteers needed.
Community Association members and guests can celebrate with family fun day activity at the CA Central Campus on N Pebble Beach Boulevard from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is the second such celebration sponsored by the CA. Last year was such a success that the format remains about the same this year. The outside pool will be open to families all day and festival fare (hot dogs, etc.) will be available for purchase. Free ice cream will be distributed while supplies last. Disc jockey Leanne Williams will entertain at poolside from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a variety of music and offer participants to be part of the act with karaoke and dancing.
At 12:30 p.m. the entertainment moves to the bandstand to enjoy the Coastal Remedy duo—Renee Bray (saxophone/vocalist) and Bob Moonbear (guitar/vocalist). Bray and Moonbear are sure to delight with two hours of patriotic, oldies, soft rock and country music. The lawn will be golf-cart accessible, and there will be a roped-off section right down front for lawn chairs and blankets.