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Annual Christmas Parade brings Santa to the Courthouse Lawn

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 21st, 2020
The annual kickoff to the Christmas season in Vinton will begin on Thursday, November 19, 2020, this year. The 13th Annual Veterans Patriotic Christmas Parade will kick off at 6 p.m. that evening.Following the parade, Santa is usually escorted into the courthouse to spend time with the children. This year, he will meet them on the courthouse lawn, again, because of COVID.

VGH and VGH Foundation to hold drive through Health Fair

By Virginia Gay Hospital · October 15th, 2020
Virginia Gay Hospital, the Virginia Gay Hospital Foundation, and an extensive list of health, safety, and wellness partners will be offering the fair as a drive-thru event bringing it to each of the four communities with a Virginia Gay Family Medical Clinic: Atkins, Urbana, Van Horne, and Vinton. Free grab bags filled with resources, tips, information, and freebies will be offered one per family while supplies last during the week of October 12-15.

Farmers Appreciation Fridays

By Benton County Extension · October 15th, 2020
Click to view FlyerFarmer Appreciation Fridays 11:30 am - 1 pm • Linn & Benton CountiesStop by to enjoy a meal as you’re hard at work with the harvest. We want to thank you for your efforts & share important resources: • Grab lunch & a cookie! • Speak with an ISU Extension Ag Specialist • Connect with Ag professionals and friends • Take home items we’ve gathered for you to use during this harvest season Masks are recommended and social distancing is expected.

The Vinton-Shellsburg 2021 Post Prom Committee is excited to announce two new local fundraising events:Thanks to the generosity of John’s Qwik Stop, we’re selling Godfather’s Pizza punch cards for $15. Buy one large Godfather’s pizza, get a free Godfather’s mini pizza, and this card is good for 10 punches! That’s over $50 in savings!Also, we’re pre-selling apple crumb, cherry crumb, and pumpkin pies, just in time for the Holidays! Pies are $12/each.

Shellsburg American Legion Annual Fall Fish Fry Friday October 23

By Shellsburg Today · October 13th, 2020
The Shellsburg American Legion Annual Fall Fish Fry will be on Friday, October 23 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. The event is Curbside Pickup only. Some limited delivery is also available. The meal will be 3 pieces of fish, a baked potato (with butter and sour cream (in containers), coleslaw and a cupcake. Cost: Adults: $10, Children: (5-12): $6, Children 4 & Under are Free.

Zion Lutheran Fall Chicken & Biscuit Supper October 15

By Shellsburg Today · October 13th, 2020
Zion Lutheran Church in Shellsburg, will hold a Chicken and Biscuit Dinner on October 15th beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.This will be available through Carry Out or Drive Up with Limited Delivery AvailableAdults $9.00 Children Under 12Yr $5 Salad Choice: Broccoli/Pea or Cranberry or ColeslawApple or Pumpkin Pie or BrownieFor questions, call Sandra at 436-2266

Union student facing open heart surgery

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 12th, 2020
Ashton Mullen, a member of the Union High School, will be having open heart surgery in Rochester, Minnesota on October 21st. Ashton was born with heart issues and had his first open-heart surgery at 1 week old and had 3 more surgeries in his first year.  To help cover the medical expenses associated with the upcoming surgery, a fundraiser for Ashton Mullen's family has been set up.

The Lions Club will hold Final Tenderloin Tuesday, October 13th

By Vinton Lions Club · October 12th, 2020
The Vinton Lions Club will be hosting our final 2020 "Tenderloin Tuesday" on Tuesday, October 13th at Celebration Park (5-7 PM). We will be providing our full menu including Tenderloin sandwiches, Hot dogs, Potato coins, Funnel cakes, and Pop/water.In addition, we will be serving FREE snow cones to all the kids!So, bring the whole family to this special event.

Fundraiser to benefit Easton Lindeman October 10

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 9th, 2020
This past February, Easton Lindeman then age 2, son of Corey and Samantha was diagnosed with high risk neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that affects his adrenal glands, spinal column, and bone marrow. Neuroblastoma is a cancer that develops from immature nerve cells found in several areas of the body.

Christmas Parade Scheduled for November 19, 2020

By Valerie Close, Editor · October 9th, 2020
The annual kickoff to the Christmas season in Vinton will begin on Thursday, November 19, 2020 this year.The 13th Annual Veterans Patriotic Christmas Parade will kick off at 6 p.m. that evening. All local residents, businesses, organizations and churches are invited to join the event. (Please, no Santa, as he is already visiting and will arrive at the end of the parade.

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