Villagers form friendship in horseshoe club

Sam Costa, of the Village of Hemingway, left, and Orlando Montalto, of the Village Rio Ponderosa, became good friends playing in the open play horseshoe group that Costa founded six years ago. Costa wanted to form a group to give Villagers in the central area a place to play. The group has grown to about 18 players, and welcomes new members.

Sam Costa made a long, fast friend at the horseshoe pit at Canal Street Recreation Center.

When Costa started an open play horseshoe group six years ago, Orlando Montalto came to play, and the pair hit it off.

“From the start, we became good friends,” said Costa, of the Village of Hemingway.

Costa wanted to form the group to give Villagers in the central area a place to play. There was a horseshoe group in the northern part of The Villages but not one south of County Road 466, he said.

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