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Events And Activities

Lions Club will celebrate 100 Years on Tuesday Night

Vinton Lions Club invites the community to help us celebrate our 100 Years of Service on July 6, 2021, from 5-8 PM at Celebration Park. The Vinton Lion's concessions trailer will have their first Tenderloin Tuesday with half-priced menu items and FREE SNO-CONES and CAKE. The Vinton Community Band will provide entertainment. Children's activities are being planned which include Tom Pingenot's amazing "Bubbler" skills! Bring a lawn chair and come celebrate with us!If you have an interest in joining Vinton Lions Club please message Mike LaGrange, through Facebook @VintonIowaLionsClub for more information.

PEO Chapter MZ news

PEO Chapter MZ will have a social meeting on Tuesday, July 13, at the home of Inga Schminke . Meet to car pool at 10:45. Please call Brenda by July 8th for reservations.
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Keep Iowa Beautiful is announcing the 12th Annual Keep Iowa Beautiful Photography Contest. Iowans have the next six months to grab their cameras, or phones, and enter one or all of the five categories. "This is a great way for Iowans to share what they like about Iowa," said Kevin Techau, Keep Iowa Beautiful Executive Director. "There are five categories to enter your favorite photo of what makes you proud to be an Iowan and captures the beauty and spirit of Iowa," added Techau.

Vinton Lions Celebration July 6

Since 2010, Vinton Lions have donated proceeds from their annual November chili supper to support Eastern Iowa Honor Flights, enabling veterans to make a memorable day-long tour of Washington, D.C. Vinton Lions Club invites the community to help us celebrate our 100 Years of Service on July 6, 2021 from 5-8PM at Celebration Park. The Vinton Lion's concessions trailer will have their first Tenderloin Tuesday with half priced menu items and FREE SNO-CONES and CAKE.

Oak Grove Church to host VBS July 18-22

Oak Grove Treasured VBSJuly 18 - 225:45 pmAre you looking for a vacation Bible school in the Shellsburg area? Bring your children to Oak Grove Church, and they will never want to leave!At Treasured VBS, kids will discover they are priceless to God. Treasured is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Sciency-Fun Gizmos™, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life.

Let’s get Fired-Up - Farm Bureau to hold Annual Cookout Contest

After a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Benton County Farm Bureau is coming in HOT and ready to hold its 13th Annual Cookout Contest. The Cookout Contest is [st] for Saturday, June 26 at the fairgrounds in Vinton and will be held in conjunction with other Benton County Fair activities. There is no cost to enter the contest, although pre-registration is requested.

Red Cedar Shooters to hold Fundraising Breakfast Sunday June 27

The Vinton-Shellsburg Trap Team, Red Cedar Shooters, will be holding a Fundraiser hosted by the VFW Post #8884 on Sunday, June 27 from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.The Post is located at 5999 25th Ave Trail in Vinton.The Breakfast menu includes:Biscuits & GravyPancakesScrambled Eggs with Onions & PeppersSausage PattiesBaconCoffee, Milk, Juice, Ho


The Center Point Friends of the Library Book Sale, June 11 and 12, felt like just what the doctor ordered after being canceled-along with all the other Friends activities-last year because of the pandemic.A lavish number of lovely volunteers came to help [st] up, run, and clean up the book sale. They included high school students Logan Keller, Gracie Hickey, Shelby Channel, Cassie Davis and Christopher Sherman; community volunteers Cami Kapayou, Erin Gauger, Vicki Harger, Rick Hannen, Rob Bowen and Mary Behrens; and Friends members Julie Stephens, Kim Bowen, Becky Jones, Ginny Luchauer, Carolyn Roseberry, Vicki Thompson Sharon Hannen, and Kim Schantz.

Benton County Fair Grandstand Information

Wednesday, June 234H Events6:00-8:30 p.m.Benton County Legion GuardMeet the Benton County Youth CouncilAwardrobe Fashion ShowShare the Fun ActsFair Queen Presentation/Fair Queen CrowningBenton County Fair WInners Wall DedicationStatic/Communications/Awardrobe & Benton County Pride AwardsQueen's ParadeMusic By DJ Dve KroegerThursday, June 24Benton County Fair Races.

Party in the Park Schedule

THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 5 PM TO 8:30 PM5 PM - FARMERS SAVINGS BANK & TRUST Community Picnic: Free hots dogs, chips & drinks served from the bank’s parking lot (401 B Ave)6:30 PM - KIDDIE PARADE: Let your imagination be your guide and dress up like your favorite character from days-gone-by. Decorate your bike, your stroller or your wagon. Kids in 5th grade and under are invited to participate and join the fun! (Line-up is at Farmers Savings Bank & Trust)ACTIVITIES - Face painting, Balloon Creations, Carnival Games, Prizes & Inflatables on the Courthouse Lawn.
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