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Anne is General Manager of Rancho Obi-Wan.

Little Debbie Becomes Rancho Obi-Wan Sponsor

LIttle Debbie at ROW
Rancho Obi-Wan has a tasty new corporate sponsor. Little Debbie has become the official snack cake of ROW, matching America’s largest producer of snack cakes with the home of the world’s largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia.

Fans who have already toured Rancho know that there are snacks waiting near the end of the tour, served on a large TIE fighter display that first appeared on the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” and then at a VIP party at Star Wars Celebration VI. The display will now be filled by delicious Little Debbie Cosmic Cupcakes, Cloud Cakes and other goodies. Little Debbie, which has signed on for a multi-year sponsorship, is the main brand of McKee Foods, a Collegedale, Tennessee family-owned and run company.

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Celebrate May the 4th at Rancho Obi-Wan!

Celebrate “May the 4th” in the ultimate Star Wars environment! No crowds of people, no lines, no hassles; just a fun day with other Star Wars fans.

Starting today, for every donation we receive of $10 or more, we will enter the donor’s name in an opportunity drawing. On April 4th we will draw 10 names and those donors will be invited to bring one guest to Rancho Obi-Wan on May, 4, 2014 for an intimate celebration, including a guided tour of the museum with owner Steve Sansweet, lunch and other fun activities.

Donations in any amount support Rancho Obi-Wan’s mission of inspiration*:

Fine print: A donation is not required to be entered in the drawing. Email info@ranchoobiwan.org with the title “May the 4th Drawing” to submit your name and contact information for the drawing. One opportunity per person. Invitations are for two people only, additional invitations can not be procured. Invitations are for May 4, 2014 only, they can not be exchanged for another tour date. Invitations are not transferable to another person. Travel and hotel are not included. Confirmation of attendance required by April 11, 2014. If the name drawn can not attend another name will be drawn.

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Rancho Obi-Wan Introduces Two New Board Members

Rich Smolen & Pete Vilmur

Rancho’s current Board of Directors consists of a multi-talented group of individuals who are dedicated to our mission of Inspiration. They have guided the non-profit through its first two years of operation with valuable insight and real-world experience. Last month, we added two additional members, each of whom will contribute … Continue reading

Rancho Obi-Wan Adopts New Chickens


Many of you may know that Petaluma, California was once the “World’s Egg Basket.” More eggs were produced here than anywhere else between 1890 and 1970 or so.  The egg incubator was invented in Petaluma and the temperate weather and soil provided ideal conditions for raising large flocks.  It was … Continue reading