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.) Please decorate in a Christmas or Patriotic Theme!

Line-up begins at 5:30 p.m. east and south of Wesley United Methodist Church at the intersection of 6th Street and 2nd Ave. The parade route leads through downtown, ending at the courthouse, where Santa will arrive via fire truck to greet children.

Pre-registration is not required. For more information, you can call any of the following representatives:

Dale Henry, VFW Post 8884 at 319-693-9215

Ron Geiger, VFW Post 8884 at 319-310-6476

Ron Albright, Vinton American Legion Post 57 at 319-929-5675

Dennis Miller, Benton County AmVets Post 218 at 319-573-4891








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