Community In Focus
Home Is Where your Heart Lives
July, 2020 - Issue #190

"Reflecting on the events over the past several months, I am humbled by the sacrifices of so many for the greater good, the countless acts of kindness and by the tenacity of the human spirit to do the right thing. Never has separation done so much to build unity and strengthen relationships. Just as our MVB team continues to hustle with intense focus to assist our clients and the communities we serve through these challenging times, we know the Carousel Ranch staff demonstrates the same intensity to further their mission and provide therapeutic resources for their FRAGILE STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. It is our bank's honor to support them, and we encourage others to do the same through 'Give Where You Live' efforts."
Tamara Gurney, president & CEO of Mission Valley Bank
Carousel Ranch is excited to share their plans for this year's Heart of the West at home. Whether enjoying the intimacy of your dining room with a significant other or a small outdoor garden gathering with friends, the rustic appeal of this event has not lost its signature western charm.

Jeanna Crawford, Heart of the West founder and Carousel Ranch parent explained, "Home is where your heart lives - which is why it makes so much sense to host Heart of the West in the homes of our supporters this year. I'm so excited to introduce a new way to experience at-home community building! Our friends will find our immersive event a heartwarming way to come together in celebration of Carousel Ranch - even when we are apart. It will be live - and joyous! We still have so much to celebrate. There won't be a dry eye in your house!"

The event will take place on its original date - Saturday, August 29 - at 6pm. Out of necessity, Carousel has had to think outside of the box - or arena in their case. While the format has changed to "semi-virtual," the experience will remain intact - offering a night of delicious food, camaraderie, live and silent auctions and plenty of moments to share in what matters most - the needs of Carousel Ranch kids.

The event will again be presented by Princess Cruises Community Foundation. "Princess Cruises is an amazing example of a company with core values of serving and touching the lives of those in need within their community," said Denise Redmond, executive director for Carousel Ranch. The commitment to serving the community led to the formation of Princess Cruises Community Foundation in 2008. The Foundation, a 501c3 charity, has partnered with Carousel Ranch through providing charitable grants for the past 12 years as Heart of the West's presenting sponsor.

Saturday, August 29

VIP Tickets • Table Sponsorships • General Tickets

Guests are invited to host small groups in their homes
and will be provided everything they need to make
Heart of the West at Home a memorable evening.
Tickets include authentic barbecue meals provided by
Salt Creek Grille, The Old Town Junction, Marstons Valencia,
and Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewing Co.
VIP Table Sponsorships include a server, wine and more.
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