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Events And Activities

Garrison's 13th Fun Day hosted car show and activities for all ages

Several folks made their way to Garrison on Saturday for the annual Garrison Fun Day. The event is held each year as part of the annual fundraiser for the Garrison Emergency Services Foundation. The annual activities are Hosted by the Garrison Fire Department, Garrison First Responders, and the Garrison Fire Auxiliary. The 13th annual Show & Shine Car show added a craft show this year as well.

Bring the Noise 5K, August 28

Lace up your shoes and get training friends! The Bring the Noise 5K is BACK!! What better way to start off Boomfest/Boomtown Weekend than with a run around town!Calling all runners (and walkers)! Come join us for the Annual "Bring the Noise 5K" brought to you by Vinton Noon Kiwanis.We will have a 5K Race & A 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. Back in person this year we are lacing up our shoes on August 28.
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George G. Luckey Post to hold Tenderloin Dinner July 22

The Vinton American Legion will be holding a Tenderloin Dinner on Thursday, July 22nd from 5.00 to 7:00 pm ( For those with allergy concerns, the tenderloins are fried in peanut oil.)The 8 oz Tenderloin is served on a bun with French Fries on the side and a Dessert for $10.00.The George G. Lackey Post is located at 105 N R AveVinton.

Garrison Fun Day July 10

Garrison Fun Day is an annual fundraiser for the Garrison Emergency Services Foundation. The event is hosted by Garrison Fire Dept, Garrison First Responders and the Garrison Fire Auxiliary. In conjunction with our 13th annual Show & Shine Car show we have added a craft show to this year's events for a Cars & Crafts Street Fair. This event will take place on Main Street & in the Farmer's Mercantile Building from 12-5pm.

Register for TreeKeepers Classes Now

Learn About Tree Care & Help Your Community!Nature lovers are needed to help maintain and plant trees throughout Iowa and Illinois; volunteers can sign up now for virtual training through Trees Forever's TreeKeepers classes. The course is designed for people who want to become more knowledgeable about urban tree planting and care and will empower attendees to become effective environmental volunteers.

Space is still available for July 31 Craft Show & Vendor Fair

There is still time for vendors to reserve space in the upcoming Craft Show and Vendor Fair in Mount Auburn later this month. But those interested should hurry as time is running out. The craft show and vendor fair is being held as part of the larger day-long celebration to commemorate Mount Auburn's Sesquicentennial. Those who would like to [st]-up shop for the event on Saturday, July 31, should follow this link for details and the sign-up form: bit.

VFW Post 8884 Welcoming the New VFW Department of Iowa Auxiliary President

A homecoming celebration will be held at the VFW Post 8884 on July 10, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.The event will be in honor of the new VFW Department of Iowa Auxiliary President, Jeanette Henry who also serves as the local Auxiliary President for the local VFW 8884/A meal will be served at 11:00 a.m. for a free will offering. Everyone is welcome to stop out to meet and congratulate Henry and to tour the Post which is located at 5999 25th Avenue Trail, Vinton.

Watkins to host Double Header between Norway Bandits 7 Watkins Mudhens

On Saturday, July 10, the Norway Bandits and the Watkins Mudhends will go to bat for bragging rights. The Annual Festivities will be held at the Gabe Kuester Memorial Park.The baseball game will begin at 4:30 p.m. Concessions and cold beer available.Fireworks will follow the ballgame.

Save the Date! Labor Day Weekend 2021 Old Creamery Theatre 50th Reunion

Come celebrate in Garrison, Iowa, the founding of The Old Creamery Theatre Company 50 years ago. Sponsored by those founding members who are still alive and kicking. PLEASE BRING $30 PER PERSON TO COVER THE COST OF MEALS AND OTHER EXPENSES.The celebration is open to anyone who worked at, attended, or contributed to the success of The Creamery between 1971 and 2021, including former company members, board members, attendees, and volunteers.

Boomtown is Back on Track for August 28

The trainwreck we know as 2020 derailed the Annual Boomtown Celebration in August, but plans are coming together to celebrate the 14th annual event at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Vinton, Iowa, on Saturday, August 28, 2021.What is Boomtown?In case you're new, or have forgotten - be prepared. Boomtown isn't your your typical small-town-USA fireworks display.
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