|Dick Verzone, dressed as Santa Claus, entertains the crowds at the 14th annual Horseshoe Cove Christmas Cart Parade in 2012 in Bradenton. Driving the cart disguised as a sleigh is Bill Crocker. PAUL VIDELA/Bradenton Herald|
EAST MANATEE — The residents of Horseshoe Cove are prepping for their 15th annual Christmas Golf Cart Parade.
Fifty carts, each with its own holiday theme, will leave the RV park at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, and head down Caruso Road to State Road 70, visiting Westwinds and Windmill Manor mobile home parks along the way.
The public is invited to set up chairs along the route on Caruso Road and can expect candy for children and doggie treats for their pets. The parade also features music, a 15-foot-tall twinkling Christmas tree and four bouncing reindeer pulling Santa Claus in his sled.
About 250 senior residents are helping prepare for the parade and will be doing a trial run Dec. 18 and making a visit to their neighbors at Pleasant Lakes Park on Dec. 20.
For more information, call 941-751-3450.