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Boots N Buckles — Yeehaw!

Published on: May 30, 2019

The Front Porch Pickers, a group of fiddlers, guitarists and mandolin players who specialize in music to get your toes tapping, will perform at Boots N Buckles June 14 at the Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce. This photo was taken in 2013. FRONT PORCH PICKERS FILE PHOTO

Country-themed event to feature dinner, live music, games and dancing

By LOIS KINDLE

The Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce is going country June 14 when it hosts a fundraiser called Boots N Buckles.

The foot-stomping event, which is open to the public, will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the chamber’s Events Hall, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza. Western attire (cowboy hats, boots, jeans and the like) is recommended but not required.

“Everyone loves the wild West, and here’s your chance to experience a piece of it,” said Jeanne Burkeson, chamber board president. “I think it will be lots of fun.”

Boot N Buckles will feature live entertainment by the Front Porch Pickers, a group of fiddlers, guitarists and mandolin players who specialize in music to get your toes tapping. And line dancers from Texas Roadhouse in Riverview will be on hand to demonstrate how easy it is to get up and dance.

The catered, barbecue meal will include chicken or pork, corn on the cob, baked beans and a dessert. Beer and wine will be available for a donation.

There will be indoor and outdoor games, including corn hole, horseshoe toss, Pin the Tail on the Donkey, panning for gold and a live horse hitched outside for petting. Old western tunes like the themes from Rawhide and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly will be played nearby.

Game tickets will be sold at the door, and game winners will receive raffle tickets for a chance to go home with some great prizes. These will include gift baskets from PDQ and Square 1 Inspection; two rounds of golf at Freedom Fairways; two sets of tickets to a Firehouse Cultural Center Pub Series show, and two free drinks and more.

Every attendee will receive a PDQ gift card.

The cost is $30 per person or $55 for two people. Table reservations for eight are available.

The deadline for reservations is June 7. Call Kristy or Lynne at 813-634-5111, stop by the chamber at 1651 Sun City Center Plaza or visit www.sccchamber.com/events and scroll down to Boots N Buckles.

Event sponsors include South Bay Hospital, Sunshine Senior Movers, ServiceMaster 24- Hour Restore, Sun Towers, Glenna on the Go and the Community Mental Wellness Center.

IF YOU GO

WHAT: Boots N Buckles.

WHERE: Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce Events Hall, 1651 Sun City Center Plaza.

WHEN: 6 to 9:30 p.m., Friday, June 14.

INCLUDES: Live music, indoor and outdoor games and prize raffle, line dancing, buffet-style meal.

COST: $30 per person or 2 for $55; tables of eight may be reserved.

RSVP by June 7: Call Kristy at 813-634-5111, visit www.sccchamber.com/events or stop by the chamber.

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