The Villages is often referred to as “Disney World for Adults”.
That’s not a large stretch, and I’ve often thought about what might have become if Harold Schwartz (founder of The Villages) and Walt Disney had ever gotten together.
“I think they’re stereotyping us sitting in The Villages in our rocking chairs, waiting to croak,” said Debbie Winters, who started a fan club called Mickey’s Fanatics in 2011. “Disney means a lot to everybody. There is no age limit.”
In other news:
More than 250 residents are traveling to Clearwater for the Florida Senior Games, which take place over the next 9 days. Good luck everyone! Bring home the gold!
Tree lightings were held in all three town squares this week.
If you didn’t make it out to battle the crowds, Villages-News shot these great video recaps from each event.
Lake Sumter Landing:
Brownwood Paddock Square: