Julie shopped locally in Vinton and won $50 in Vinton Value Dollars! Every week between now and Christmas, Vinton Unlimited will be drawing a winner in their Holiday Lights Punch Card Buy Local shopping incentive. Cards can be picked up at any of the participating businesses, shoppers will receive one punch on their card for every $10 they spend at those stores, when they fill in a card (10 punches) their card is placed in the weekly drawing.
In Iowa it has become cliche to say “If you build it they will come”, but that is exactly what the Urbana Christian Church is hoping will occur on December 16. On the 16th the Church will be hosting a live nativity at their location at 108 E Jefferson Ave in Urbana.“We as a church are continually looking for a way to engage with the community,” Pam Gibbs the minister replied.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church - 1206 C Avenue in Vinton, Iowa Bethlehem Lutheran Church will have a special Christmas Program during the worship service on Sunday, December 17th at 9:00 a.m.There will be a Christmas Eve Holy Communion Candlelight Service on Sunday, December 24th at 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.The public is invited to attend. First Christian Church - 1209 W 13th St, Vinton, IA 52349 On Sunday, December 17, 10:15 am join us in the presentation of the Children's Christmas Program entitled, "The Smallest Christmas Star.
Get into the holiday spirit! Compete for citywide bragging rights as the Vinton Parks and Recreation Department is conducting its 5th Annual "Deck the House" contest. Register your home or business now! Eligible houses and businesses must be within City limits.An address form and map with all registered addresses will be posted at www.vprdzone.com, Vinton Parks and Recreation Department Facebook page, and at the Vinton Rec Center on Friday, December 8.
Happy December! It's hard to believe yet exciting that Christmas is so close already!Here at the Benton County Angel Tree we have been busy getting kiddos signed up, and the tags have been distributed for adoption at three local banks: Cedar Valley Bank, Farmers Bank, and US Bank.Please remember that we also accept donations of cash or gift cards! We have receipts available (if you need one for tax purposes) just request them.
Cedar Valley Bank & Trust is ringing in the Christmas season with their Giving Tree. The tree is full of names of those that can use a little bit of help to make the season a little merrier. The community is welcome to stop in and spread a little cheer! Gifts are due back by Friday, December 15, 2023.
Act I of Benton County will be presenting a Christmas Double Feature! "A Very Hairy Christmas" and "The Secret of Santa's Treasure" will be performed by local actors. On December 9th there will be two performances at the Vinton Palace Theatre. The first will be at 10:00 a.m. and the second at 2:00 p.m. The cost per show is $10 at the door. Santa will be present at each performance to visit with the children!A Very Hairy ChristmasWhen Santa’s nephew, Clyde, arrives at the North Pole to learn the family business, it’s one sticky situation after another.
Myron Parizek spoke to the Vinton Kiwanis Club this week and addressed the many jobs that are required of the Secondary Roads Crew. Parizek will have been with Benton County 35 years this January. He began his presentation laying out briefly the Benton County lines which extend from Dysart, to a few miles north of Urbana and down as far as Blairstown.
Vinton Parks and Rec has coordinated with the North Pole and has arranged a visit with Santa. Bring the kids to the Skate Center in Vinton on Saturday morning December 9th at 9:00 a.m. Santa will arrive at 10:00 a.m. so that the children can talk with him while mom and dad grab a photo. The kids will also receive a present. Tickets are $5 per person.
Do you need a place to wrap gifts out of sight of the kids or the spouse? Bring your gifts to the Vinton Public Library on Tuesday, December 5th from 6-8:00 p.m.Materials will be provided to wrap your gifts!
The Benton County Attorney's office released the following statement:"On November 21, 2023, criminal charges were filed by the Benton County Sheriff’s Department against Amber D. Bell, the former City Clerk for the City of Atkins Iowa. These charges include: Unlawful Use of a Credit Card, in violation of Iowa Code Section 715A.6(2); Felonious Conduct in Office, in violation of Iowa Code Section 721.