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AMVETS seek community support during fundraising event Friday thru Sunday

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 7th, 2020
The AMVETS will have their food trailer up and running and will be cooking at Theisen’s Friday through Sunday, August 7-9 starting around 10:30 a.m.The following week the AMVETS can be found at the HyVee Farm Fresh, August 14-16.This is going to be the fundraiser for the Scholarship Program in our area.

Shellsburg American Legion Breakfast This Saturday

By Shellsburg Today · August 7th, 2020
The Shellsburg American Legion is holding Saturday morning breakfast. The hours are the same, 8 - 10 am. We ask people to social distant at the tables (families of course can sit together) and wear masks if you choose. The breakfast will be served to keep handling items to a minimum. We will try this as long as the state allows dining of 10 or more in restaurants.

Farmer's Market Tonight from 5-7

By Valerie Close, Editor · August 6th, 2020
Tonight is the weekly Farmer’s Market!Amazing local vendors!Fresh products!Handmade goods!Baked goods, crafts, honey, produce, quilts, dry mixes, lotions!All at a new location, CELEBRATION PARK which is located at 105 W 2nd St. In Vinton.Every Thursday from through September 24 from 5:00 -7:0 PMPick up dinner from the following vendors:Smoke Shack BBQ on the following dates: 8/6, 8/20, 9/3, 9/17Merchant’s Grilling will also be serving on the following dates: 8/13, 8/27, 9/10, 9/24Mark your calendar to stop in on Thursday evenings!VPRD Farme...

PEO Chapter MZ News

By Vinton Today · August 3rd, 2020
PEO Chapter MZ will meet Monday, August 10, at 1:30 PM, at Celebration Park in Vinton for a social meeting.

8th Annual Party in Pink 5K Run/Walk This Friday, July 31

By Virginia Gay Hospital · July 30th, 2020
This year, the Party in Pink 5k has been delayed until Friday, July 31 with a start time of 6 pm. The theme chosen is “A Little Bit Wild” as it reflects new participation options compared to years past.Individuals may choose to participate in the annual 5K event in person. The format planned is similar to past years.

6th-8th Grade students invited to Compete in Patriot's Pen Essay Contest

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 29th, 2020
The Smith-Geater Post 8884 and Auxiliary will be holding their annual Patriot's Pen Youth Essay Competition. Any Middle school students in grades 6th-8th, from the area, are eligible to enter the contest. There is an opportunity to win cash prizes into thousands of dollars in national awards. The Patriot's Pen writing contest began in 1995 as a way to encourage young people to learn about and write about American history.

I will be hosting a can drive Saturday, August 1st from 8 am to noon. All empty cans and plastic bottle bags will go to the can shed. All raised funds will be donated to the Canton-Benton-Shellsburg Volunteer Fire Department new fire station fund.Place: USA Communications parking lotTime: 8am-noonDate: August 1stReason: New fire station fundWe all have bags of cans in the garage or behind the shed.


By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · July 26th, 2020
There will be a surplus sale on August 6th, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Auto shop behind the Middle School.The district has numerous miscellaneous items for sale including a power washer, 7-ton truck frame hoist, metal/wood teacher desks, student desks & chairs, bookcases, wood cupboards, filing cabinets, computer tables, projector screens, carts w/ wheels, computer carts, wooden doors, and lots of other miscellaneous.

Saturday Shellsburg American Legion Breakfast

By Shellsburg Today · July 24th, 2020
Saturday's breakfast is:Special: WafflesEggs to orderSausage pattyPancakesAll you can eat. Cost is Free Will Donation.The breakfast will be served to keep handling items to a minimum. We will try this as long as the state allows dining of 10 or more in restaurants. We appreciate the past support for all the community does for the American Legion.

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