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Valley Ranch goes back in time with Vintage Vegas Night

Photo: Residents of Valley Ranch test their luck at the annual Vintage Vegas casino night at the Omni Mandalay Hotel on Saturday, Feb. 21. / Photo by Nick Kammerer

Dozens of dinner guests joined the Valley Ranch Association for the third annual Vintage Vegas Night at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Las Colinas on Saturday, Feb. 21. The 1950’s-themed community appreciation event featured a live band, delicious food and a variety of casino games.

“Tonight is about celebrating the Valley Ranch residents,” said LaWanda Brannon, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Valley Ranch Master Association. “This is a Vegas style casino night.

“This year, a new element we added was a live band [Ricki Derek Band]. They’re performing 1950’s style music. The other thing we’ve added to enhance the vintage theme is showgirls. They added to the atmosphere. We have roulette, poker and blackjack. We also have a variety of really tasty food for the guests to enjoy. The chocolate fountain is a big deal that people enjoy,” she said.

Brannon encourages residents to explore Valley Ranch.

“With Valley Ranch, I would encourage people to stay connected with us [through social media]. Check out all of our offerings, because we are a community that is trying to bring an experience to our residents and celebrate them,” Brannon said.

Dinner guest, Charlotte Ann Moore, shared her excitement about the casino event.

“I love it. It’s very well organized with the food and music. Everything is fabulous,” Moore said. “The give-a-ways and prizes are amazing. I’m very happy to be here. My favorite part of the night is the community itself.

“There are so many nice people here who have clearly come together because they love this community. I think that Valley Ranch is one of the premier places in Dallas-Fort Worth to live. It’s great to see people who are so proud of their community come here to celebrate tonight,” she said.