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Nurturing Community Roots

The Alta Vista Botanical Gardens 9th Annual Fall Fun Festival brought in over 500 visitors including over 65 student volunteers from Vista High School, Guajome Park Academy, Rancho Buena Vista High School, North County Trade Tech, and Vista Magnet Middle School. Local community organizations such as the Woman’s Club of Vista, Miss Pride of Vista Lions, Amigos de Vista Lions, and the Trash Talkers all came together to contribute to the fun and activities for the day, including the scarecrow contest, face painting, entertainment by Vic Moraga and Tanya’s Dance students, decorating pumpkins, and more. The Fall Fun Festival is a community tradition that nurtures Vista’s connection to nature and their fellow citizens every year. To learn more visit