There are many things to celebrate about Valley Center and one of those things is Fall in our delightful community. To that end, the cover of this year’s Valley Center Community Orange Book celebrates one of Fall’s most exciting events: THE ARRIVAL OF THE PUMPKINS “We have pumpkins at morning and pumpkins at noon, If it were not for pumpkins we should be undoon.” These lines, from a poem written by a Massachusetts settler in the 1630s, are a fitting description of Valley Center in the Fall. The arrival of pumpkins has long been a part of the celebrations marking the passage from summer to winter and the apex of those celebrations is, of course, Halloween. Whether carved as a jack o’lantern, made into a sumptuous pie, or, as our cover suggests, simply used to delight and amaze, pumpkins in Valley Center are an important part of our recognition that Summer has passed and Winter will soon be upon us. For many, Fall in Valley Center is the best time of year…and we suspect the youngster on our cover would agree!