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Waterball Fights Tonight, Downtown Vinton

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 19th, 2019
Tonight area fire departments and their spouses will battle it out in downtown Vinton. They will meet on 4th St. in front of the courthouse. Registration for the fights begin at 6:00 p.m. with the men starting the waterball fights at 7:15 p.m. The competition will award 1st-4th place trophies to the winning teams.

Vinton Public Library to hold Retirement Party for Lani Schwarting

By Vinton Public Library · July 19th, 2019
The Vinton Public Library will hold a retirement party for Lani Schwarting who has worked at the Library for more than two decades. Stop in today to wish Lani well and to thank her for her service to the city of Vinton.The Library staff would like to invite you to join them today, Friday, July 19 from 9-5:00 p.

Vinton Car Cruise this Saturday

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 18th, 2019
The Vinton Car Cruise will be on Saturday, July 20. There will be classic cars, street rods, hot rods, muscle cars and antique cars. It is one of the largest in Iowa, and usually has between 3-400 participants each July.Registration is from 3-6:45 p.m. at the courthouse. The cruise begins at 7:00 p.m.

Celebration Saturday, August 17

By Vinton Unlimited · July 18th, 2019
Join us for a great evening in Celebration Park. On Saturday, August 17, the park opens at 4:30 pm with the local band, 5 Second Rule, playing from 5-7:30 pm. Standing Hampton takes the stage from 8-Midnight. Grab a bite to eat from the Vinton Lions Club, the Benton County Cattlemen or the Benton County Pork Producers.

Vinton Guild of Fine Arts to hold Art Contest

By Vinton Today · July 16th, 2019
The Vinton Guild of Fine Arts will hold an Art Contest.Entry categories: Pre-K-2nd Grade 3 – 5 Grades 6 – 8 Grades 9 – 12 Adults All entries must be 2D Visual Arts that can be displayed on an easel or wall (Drawings, Paintings, Prints, Photographs, and flat Mixed Media). Entries to be judged ny the visitin Wall Dogs.

Garrison Fun Day, August 10

By Valerie Close, Editor · July 16th, 2019
Another totally fun and enjoyable day is in store at Garrison’s Annual Fun Day Celebration on Saturday, August 10th. This event is the community’s annual 9:00 a.m. and departure at 10:00 a.m. Proceeds will also benefit Benton County Survivors Group. Entry fee is $10 per rider.  This year’s route will be 120 miles leaving Garrison with stops in La Porte City, Rowley, Littleton, Gilbertville, and ending back at the Hitchin' Post in Garrison in time for the Annual BBQ Dinner and Dance.


By Vinton Today · July 16th, 2019
The Standing Hampton group will be performing at the Vinton Sesquicentennial, Saturday, August 17 at Celebration Park beginning at 7:00 p.m. Famous for Rock, Standing Hampton is a high powered tribute to the hottest Rock icons of all time! For over eighteen years, Standing Hampton has been entertaining 70s & 80s Classic Rock fans across the Midwest, performing at countless festivals, town celebrations, casinos, special events, and clubs.

Craft Beer Tasting Festival to be held August 3rd

By Vinton Public Library · July 12th, 2019
On August 3rd from 2:00-5:00 p.m.there will be a beer tasting on the library lawn. There will be an added attraction this year – ax throwing. The Cattlemen and Smokin’ on the River will have their delicious food available for purchase at the event. Tickets may be purchased at the library for $30 or go to Eventbrite and do the same thing there.

PEO Chapter MZ Meeting

By Vinton Today · July 12th, 2019
PEO Chapter MZ will meet Monday, July 22, at 1:30, at Windsor Manor. Hostess will be JoAnn Schmidt and Karen Schlue will present the program.

Join Us For A Movie Under the Stars!

By Vinton Unlimited · July 12th, 2019
Join us August 19th for a Family Movie Night sponsored by Virginia Gay Hospital, Vinton Family Medical Clinic and the Virginia Gay Hospital Health Care Foundation. The feature film will be Disney’s Monsters University. Bring your lawn chair or blanket! Enjoy FREE TREATS (snow cones, popcorn, cotton candy and bottled water) during the movie! The evening will kick-off with a youth book exchange & activities in the Hummel Pavilion at 7pm.

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