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EAA Young Eagles to visit the Airport and offer flights to Children

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 20th, 2019
The EAA Young Eagles event will be held at the airport on June 8, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m."Young Eagles is a program through the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) through which kids ages 8-17 are given free rides in aircraft our own aircraft to introduce them to general aviation and flying. Since 1993 EAA has flown over 2 million kids worldwide.

Fuel Up For Summer Fun

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · May 20th, 2019
Tilford Elementary and Shellsburg Elementary will be providing FREE breakfast and lunch from June 10th-August 16th (Closed during the week of July 1)The meals are provided to children and teens ages 1-18, there is no registration or identification required. (Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

Schedule of Local Memorial Day Events in Vinton

By Valerie Close, Editor · May 19th, 2019
On Monday, May 27, Memorial Day beginning at 8:00 a.m. the American Legion will hold a combined service for Maplewood and St. Mary's Cemetery in the south driveway of Maplewood.At 8:30 a.m. a service will begin at Evergreen Cemetery.10:00 a.m. the Legion will march to the bridge starting by the old Legion building accompanied by the Vinton Shellsburg marching band.

Bear Creek Church to Hold Memorial Day Events

By Vinton Today · May 19th, 2019
Bear Creek Church Memorial Day Event. When: May 27thWhere: South of Brandon on 26th AveCoffee, juice and rolls will be available at the church from 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. A service at the cemetery will start at 9:00. This will include a name reading of the veterans buried in the cemetery.

Pink Heals Benefit Ride

By Vinton Today · May 17th, 2019
Join the fun with other riders as they raise the kickstands and take off on June 8th. Registration will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the Kickstands Up at 11:00 a.m.The ride will take off from the Ron-Da-Voo in Vinton.The route will be as follows:1st Stop: Turner Hall in Keystone2nd Stop: The Get Away in LaPorte City where food will be available.

Marriage Night at BHCC

By Blessed Hope Community Church · May 16th, 2019
Happening tomoorrow...last chance to register! To get tickets to this event, click here!Are you looking for a different kind of “Date Night”?? Join us at BHCC for a one-night live stream event to reconnect with your spouse and re-kindle the focus on your marriage!During this RightNow Media event, you will laugh and learn with your spouse as you hear from marriage experts and discover how to honor God in your marriage.

V-S Retirees and Award Winners Reception Wednesday, May 15

By Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools · May 14th, 2019
Vinton-Shellsburg Retirees and Award Winners will be honored at a public reception on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the Vinton Skate CenterThe 2019 Retirees include:Diane Higgins - 34 yearsBarb Salger – 32 yearsTeresa Wilson – 28 yearsGail Showman – 25 yearsLes Bearbower – 24 yearsJulie Long – 19 yearsJudy Mumm – 19 yearsCheryl Jorgensen – 18 yearsAnn Janechek – 17 yearsJodi Bierschenk – 12 years2019 Award WinnersTeacher of the Year – Diane HigginsMembers of the Year – Le CoxFriend of Education – Jerr...

Sun’s Out. Arms out!

By Virginia Gay Hospital · May 13th, 2019
The temps are rising and so is the need for blood donations! Blood donors are needed to boost the community blood supply. One in seven people entering the hospital will require a blood transfusion, and the only way to supply that blood is from healthy volunteer blood donors!Spend an hour donating blood this month and save three local lives!Virginia Gay Hospital and Vinton Community Blood Drive, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, from 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM at Virginia Gay Hospital, 502 N 9th Ave.

American Legion Poppy Sales in Vinton on Thursday, May 16

By Vinton American Legion Unit 57 · May 12th, 2019
Traditional American Legion Auxiliary Poppy Sales begin in Vinton, Iowa on May 16th, 2019.Sandy Driscol, president of the Vinton American Legion Unit #57, presents the first poppy this year to Ron Albright, the American Legion Post #57 commander. Poppy Day is May 16th at Vinton's local businesses.  The money will be donated to veterans and their needs.

Ex Superintendent Tells All a look back by Dick Whitehead

By Center Point Historical Society · May 10th, 2019
A presentation entitled, "Ex Superintendent Tells All," is an entertaining look back at a career as a school administrator by Dick Whitehead. The event will be held on June 2 at the Center Point Historical Society Depot Museum beginning at 2:00 p.m. The event is Free.The Depot Museum is open on Sundays from 2-4 through the end of September.

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