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No Horsin' Around and The Great Gift Tag Goof-up at the Palace this weekend!

Article Thumbnail. Stop at the Palace Theatre and enjoy the performance of the area children
23 children will be performing two shows this weekend at the Vinton Palace Theatre. The shows can be seen on Saturday, December 4 and on Sunday December 5 at 2:00 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door.Below is a list of the cast along with clips from the actors about why they think the play is great. Each clip is very short, and they will make you smile (.

JQS Gifts of Hope Donation

Article Thumbnail. Round-Up for Hope receives donation from JQS customers
John's Qwik Stop participated in Round-Up for Hope through the month of October donating funds to support Gifts of Hope. VGH is thankful for the efforts of JQS staff and the $800 donation supporting breast cancer awareness, women's health, and free access to mammograms. For more information go to
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Red Cross Awards its highest honor to Kinzley Kurth

Article Thumbnail. Kinzley Kurth to be awarded the American Red Cross Certificate of Merit on December 15
The American Red Cross will award the Certificate of Merit, their highest honor to Kinzley Kurth of Vinton. The certificate is only for Red Cross trained individuals and off-duty professional responders. The certificate is also signed by the President of the United States. Shawna Kurth, mother of the nominee, shared the following incident which happened while on vacation in Cancun.

80th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack Ceremony at Vinton Palace December 7

On Tuesday 7 December 2021 at 7 p.m. at the Palace Theater in Vinton a presentation will be given commemorating the 80th anniversary of the attacks on O'ahu, including the attack on Pearl Harbor.  This program is presented free of charge and replaces the annual Memorial Ceremony formerly held at Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School.  Guests will be able to see the armor section from the battleship USS Arizona that the Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools secured from the National Park Service and US Navy in 2006 as well as listen to primary source accounts of the "Day of Infamy".

December Happenings at the Vinton Public Library

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December Happenings STEAM for Kids at 3:30pmMondays Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27Kids in 3rd-5th grade are invited to participate in science, math, art, and engineering activities! Preschool Storytime at 10amTuesdays Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28Geared toward children 2-6 years old, this storytime will include fun stories, songs, and rhymes! Vinton Public Library Holiday Hours:Dec.
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Vinton Guild of Fine Arts to Donate Proceeds from Silent Auction

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The Winter Sled is made from a vintage Flexible Flyer II sled. The arrow is part of its original decorations when new.  The guild added the winter design to make it a nice addition to any porch, fireplace hearth, or anywhere you care to use it.  We'll even throw in the wreath to give it that little extra something for the Christmas season.

Angel Tree 2021 has begun accepting applications for Christmas assistance

Angel Tree 2021 has begun accepting applications for Christmas assistance and will continue accepting names through December 3. There are three ways to apply:1) IN PERSON AT: First Christian Church 1209 W. 13th St. (next to Theisen’s on Hwy. 218) Monday – Friday, 9am-11:30am 2) CALL: LaNette 319-521-1496 3) CALL: Sarah Parker 319-202-2786 Benton County Angel Tree is always looking for businesses and/or organizations to make donations to help our children have a better Christmas this year.

VSHS Carolers visit area stores

Article Thumbnail. VSHS Chorale Students Bring the sounds of the season to downtown Vinton
VSHS choir students kicked off the holiday season with their first round of Christmas Caroling on Sunday downtown Vinton at the Christmas Open House. The carolers stopped to sing in various locations bringing the sounds of the season with them. Pictured are: Noel McKenna, Cameron Dawson-Fink, Bryleigh Farmer, Bryce Walker, Blaze Soquet, Samuel Glynn, John McNeill and director Michala Martin.
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VGH "Old Fashion Christmas" featured for Annual Tree walk

Article Thumbnail. VGH to hold a raffle in place of traditional Christmas Tree Walk
For the 2021 Christmas season, Virginia Gay Hospital has chosen to feature an "Old Fashion Christmas" theme raffle. Because of COVID, the traditional Tree Walk will be postponed until next year. Robin Martin said, "We are raffling an experience," she said.Kacena Farms has donated the opportunity to Choose and Cut Farm Fresh Christmas tree, a Christmas Eve Yule Log, Farm Fresh Wreath and a Personalized Christmas Tree Ornament.

Benton Co. Board of Supervisors taking applications for County Board/Commissions

NOTICE The Benton County Board of Supervisors is taking applications for various county board and commission appointments for the following year. Benton County appreciates diversity in these appointments and welcomes all applicants at least 18 years of age. Terms and dates of appointments vary and these are unpaid positions. Not all boards are listed and not all have openings at this time, but if you are interested in serving on any board or commission you are encouraged to submit an application.
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