Spanish Springs Town Square recently played host to the annual Christmas in July Cruise In, drawing in hundreds of classic car enthusiasts from The Villages and surrounding areas.
The event doubled as a toy drive, and the donations collected will be distributed by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office this holiday season.
In other news…
While we’re on the topic of cars, there are now about a dozen self-driving cars in The Villages, and according to an article in Bloomberg this week, a Canadian insurance company is providing financial backing and, of course, insurance on the vehicles.
As I understand it, they’ll have the ability to use the feedback that the car’s cameras and sensors provide to more accurately price (in real time) the insurance rates.
As the article states “The less dangerous the driving situation at any given moment, the lower the insurance charge — and vice versa”. Pretty interesting! [Bloomberg]
If you think the developer and/or residents shoulder the entirety of the cost for the entertainment in the town squares and other events that take place throughout the year, think again.
According to Villages-News, Sumter County will chip in more than $200,000 to help pay for some of the nightly entertainment you see in some of the squares, as well as a handful of other events.
$200k is probably a far cry from what all of the entertainment costs, but as my rich friends like to say, every hundred grand counts 😉
You can see a breakdown of where the money is all going at Villages-News.
Care to take a guess at how long it will take to build all of the new homes and amenities coming to The Villages?