Fall is Off to a Great Start in Rancho Sahuarita!
Fall is off to a great start in Rancho Sahuarita, and the month of October was jam packed with fall themed events for residents to enjoy.
The month started off right with the smell of pumpkin pies baking in the La Villita Lounge and Kitchen, at the “I Can Cook for Kids” class. Children enjoyed decorating pumpkins, roasting pumpkin seeds, and making pumpkin pies. These fun classes are always a huge hit and this month’s Pumpkin Edition was extra special!
Children with special needs and their families enjoyed a Halloween Dance and celebrated with a costume contest, danced to the DJ and ate some yummy finger foods! Later in the month, 17 teens and their chaperones braved the haunted houses at Old Tucson’s Nightfall and our Saguaro Club went for a fall outing together at the Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse.
This time of year is so exciting for little ones, and Storytime for Tots and Toddler Camp both featured Halloween themes. Children were invited to wear their favorite costumes, and some of the most popular costumes this year included Paw Patrol, PJ Mask, unicorns, the Incredibles, dinosaurs and superheroes. The children enjoyed a Halloween story, games, crafts, and sweet treats.
In addition to these events, candy apple making at the Sunday Addition and Trick or Treating at Club Rancho Sahuarita added some extra holiday fun for kids. This was also the first year that Club Rancho Sahuarita participated in the “Teal Pumpkin Project”, which offers an alternative for children with food allergies and other children for whom candy is not an option.
The month of October ended with our community’s most well attended event of the year, Spooktacular. Rancho Sahuarita, along with Town of Sahuarita, Common Ground Church, Rural Metro, Green Valley Electric and other community partners put on a spooky, great event with a 60-car trunk or treat. The decorations on the cars were amazing and participants stepped up their decorating game this year. The winners of the car decorating contest were: 1st place with the Flores Family’s Coco themed car, 2nd place with Romney Chiropractic’s Disney themed Halloween car, and 3rd place with Julie Agraz, Michelle Quillin and Amanda Tovar’s entry with a Western-themed car. Attendees also enjoyed a DJ, carnival games, a Zombie themed haunted house and canned food was collected for the Green Valley Food Bank.
October may have come to an end, but the fun of the holiday season is just getting started. November and December will bring plenty of opportunities for residents to enjoy the season. The Multi-Cultural Fair on Saturday, November 3rd and the Founders Day Celebration on Saturday, November 17th are two big events you won’t want to miss this month! Please check www.myranchosahuarita.com for more details about these and other exciting events happening in November.