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Shellsburg Area Community Group Invites the Public to an Open House Oct. 22

Shellsburg Area Community Group is having an open house!  The group hopes you'll attend to learn more about the organization, have some fun participating for local gift certificates, socialize and enjoy some refreshments. The event will be upstairs at Wildcat from 1 to 3 on October 22nd, so feel free to stop by anytime during those hours.  Please RSVP by call or text to Shelbie at 319-540-3729 so we have enough snacks for everyone.

High Five Friday with the Vinton Kiwanis

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Over 20 members of the Kiwanis Club of Vinton participated in High Five Friday at Tilford Elementary today welcoming students and staff to school.
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A Loss and a Plea to care for Yourself

Article Thumbnail. Brian and Lesley in October 2021
My name is Lesley Friedhoff.  I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Madison, WI; I also served as an Active Duty Psychologist in the United States Air Force for 6 years.  I am the sister-in-law of Stacie (Friedhoff) Marzen who resides in Vinton, IA with her family. The following is an essay I wrote and shared publicly on social media on what would have been my husband’s 44th Birthday on August 2nd, 2023.

World Communion Sunday, October 1

42° North Winery - Wine Tasting and Entertainment this Saturday September 30

Article Thumbnail. Vinton-Shellsburg FFA came to assist with the grape picking from 42° North Winery's growing vineyard.
On Tuesday, David and Mary Paustian along with their son Garrett, coordinated their days off to work together in bottling wine.  The wine that they are bottling will be there for you to year. The 160-gallon tank full of "Slinky" wine, a Moscato which Mary explained is the sweetest of all their wines, will fill about 800 bottles and take approximately six steady hours of work for the three to complete.
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Vinton Kiwanis Shares results of 5K Fundraiser with the Community

Article Thumbnail. Vinton Kiwanis present a check to Operation Backpack for $1,250
The Vinton Kiwanis held the annual Boomtown 5K Run/Walk and a 1 Mile Kid run/walk on August 26th. The race collected food donations for the Wesley United Methodist Church's food pantry with the help of the local Fareway Store and their employee Ryan Tresnak. Tresnak ran with a cart weighted down according to how many carts full of groceries which were donated before the race.

Rodgers Fall Family Fest September 29th & 30th, 5pm-8pm at Rodgers Park

Don’t miss out on Rodgers Park 2nd Annual Fall Family Fest! On Friday, Good Morrow Pizza will be selling delicious food from 5-8pm. BCC will have campfire dessert ingredients for those with a sweet tooth. There will be yard games set up for all ages and a warm campfire to enjoy. A self-led moonlight scavenger hunt on the trail starts at 7:15pm. On Saturday, Beast & Bird will be serving food from 5pm-8pm.

Breast Cancer Awareness Walk/Run Challenge

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The Gifts of Hope Breast Cancer Awareness Walk/Run Challenge, is a virtual event, that will be hosted by Virginia Gay Hospital. The challenge will take place throughout the month of October and is raising funds for Gifts of Hope and encouraging women to schedule their mammograms. The first 100 people to donate $15 will receive a handmade crocheted hat.
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Weary Ramblers in Garrison on October 22

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The newly formed Iowa folk duo, Weary Ramblers, will bring years of experience to the stage at Farmers Mercantile Hall in Garrison, with award-winning songwriting and chemistry. Chad Elliott and Kathryn Fox showcase multi-instrumental performances with tight harmonies and great storytelling. Join us for a Sunday afternoon of soulful folk-roots and some amazing fiddling!Weary Ramblers: "Bible Belt Saturday Night" Live @ FolkhouseOmahaYou can see the Weary Ramblers on Sunday, October 22 from 2-4:30 p.

Vinton Fire Department Breakfast October 15

Join tjhe Vinton Fire Department for breakfast at the Fire Station. The department will be serving a breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, ham, and biscuits n' gravy after celebrating Fire Prevention Week 2023!Breakfast will be served on Sunday, October 15 from 7 a.m. until noon!Tickets are $8/person available at the door; preschool and under are free.
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