Unity Home Wild West Showdown October 22, 2022

By Kathy French

“Sold for $1,400!”

Auctioneer Bob Armstrong confirmed the highest bidder of a beautiful key lime cheesecake at the 40th Annual Wild West Showdown, which benefits Yucca Valley’s Unity Home. Cindy Armstrong created unique, flavorful desserts for guests to bid on. Proceeds go to this local charity, which provides survivors of domestic violence much-needed services such as shelter, transportation, and a 24-hour help hotline.

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The Hot Rod Devilles played country music throughout the evening, while guests enjoyed Famous Dave’s BBQ and tried their best to outbid their fellow comrades during the October silent auction. The community stepped up and donated art, gift baskets, speakers, tickets to Knox Berry Farm, and many more useful and fun items. Bob Warrick, Morongo Basin’s newest police chief, and two deputies enjoyed the good nature of the silent auction and were able to take home many treasures to their families. Community liaison, Glenn Harris, and Chamber of Commerce’s Wanda Stadum also took part in this lively charitable event.

Guests at the Boys and Girls Club listened to the touching journey of a brave woman who survived domestic abuse and who encouraged others to seek help. She told the story of how important Unity Home has been in her life and how thankful she is for all its support.

Susanna Barnett, Executive Director, along with support staff, volunteers, and Board Members, worked very hard to make this evening a success so Unity Home can continue providing life-saving services to those who are victims of domestic abuse in our community. We greatly appreciate their presence and look forward to next year’s Showdown.