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It's time for Sun City Center's Fun Fest

SUN CITY CENTER — Ever wondered what life is like in the bustling retirement community nestled in southeast Hillsborough County?

On Saturday, visitors can discover Sun City Center firsthand. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., residents of Sun City Center will host an open house of sorts with the annual Fun Fest at Sun City Center's central campus on N Pebble Beach Boulevard.

Expect food, entertainment, health screenings, a pet adoption center, a rummage sale, a car showcase and a collection of displays from the community's many social clubs.

There will be musical performances including an Elvis impersonator, local bluegrass band the Front Porch Pickers and rock 'n' roll group the Dukes. Several dance groups also are scheduled to attend.

"You don't want to miss any of it," Fun Fest chairwoman Jane Keegan said. "You can smell the popcorn popping and sip a soda, then say 'No, I want to put on my good-for-me-hat so I'm going to go to the health fair and have my cholesterol checked.' "

Keegan said she expects thousands to show up.

Admission is free. Parking is first-come, first-served around the festival, and two shuttles will transport visitors who park at the community hall on S Pebble Beach Boulevard.

Kim Wilmath can be reached at or (813) 661-2442.

It's time for Sun City Center's Fun Fest 03/17/11 [Last modified: Thursday, March 17, 2011 4:30am]
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