Harvest Happiness in Rancho Sahuarita

Since launching in early April, Rancho Sahuarita’s ‘Home Matters’ social sharing initiative has celebrated the meaning and value of home, and given families activities and giveaways designed to celebrate home, their family and community, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Now heading into the fall and with the holidays approaching, the team at Rancho Sahuarita is encouraging its residents to focus on family traditions. Rancho Sahuarita aims to ‘Harvest Happiness’ by giving away pumpkins to residents for families to use in seasonal activities together, such as building decorative home displays, cooking their favorite festive dishes, using them to creatively carve or paint, and more.

Residents will be able to stop by Club Rancho Sahuarita the weekend of October 9th and pick pumpkins during designated “Pumpkin Patch” times (*while supplies last). Families are then encouraged to share photos of their resulting recipes, decorations or special creations using their gifted pumpkins on social media, using the hashtag #HomeMattersinRanchoSahuarita. Those who post and use the hashtag will be entered to win the ‘Full Fall Fun Basket’ grand prize.

Rancho Sahuarita first launched the ‘Home Matters’ initiative in response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic to promote family-friendly activities to enjoy while staying at home, through a series of creative projects. The first phase involved giveaways of tomato plants to inspire gardening by families, as a means to stay connected and engaged and to create special memories. The next phase of the initiative encouraged community members to submit a work of art that showed how or why home matters to them. Beautiful submissions were received, and shared on social media. The winners were then given full art sets.

“As we enter into fall, and the start of seasons centered around spending time with family and loved ones, we must face the unfortunate reality that this will present a difficult time for many who have been affected by the pandemic this year,” said Jeremy Sharpe, Chief Operating Officer at Rancho Sahuarita. “Understanding the incredible importance and power of promoting positivity, we hope that ‘Harvest Happiness’ can provide a spark of that positivity, and help residents create a better life for themselves and their families during this time.”

More details can be found at www.HomeMattersAz.com.