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The Gift of Blood Saves of Sustained 72 Lives

By Virginia Gay Hospital · December 1st, 2020
Mark your calendar for the next blood drive on January 16th, watch for details!Thank you for being a contributor in your community!Whether you had a successful donation or not, your efforts to stop and donate blood did not go unnoticed. Your blood went through 15 different tests today, and tomorrow it will be on its way to hospital patients in need.

Kersten Light Display in full swing North of Vinton

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 28th, 2020
I had to chuckle as I visited the Christmas display at Kersten's this year. There used to be a new display each year, but that hasn't been the case since the original Kersten passed away. However, I think that this display might be 2020. For our seeing impaired, it's a photo of Santa's sleigh crashed, Santa has his arm in a sling and he's trying to hitchhike a ride.

The Benton County Salvation Army needs you!

By Vinton Today · November 27th, 2020
Take a turn at ringing the bell this year!The Benton County Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell ringing campaign will kick off on Friday, November 20th this year. We will have opportunities for ringing the bell at the following 2 sites:Vinton Fareway Grocery Store – now through December 24th, from 8 am – 8 pm.

Vinton Fire Department Thanks Community

By Vinton Fire Department · November 24th, 2020
As we near Thanksgiving and a time to reflect on the blessings we all enjoy in our lives (and despite 2020, most of us have far more to be thankful for than we may admit at first), VFD wants to offer the deepest thanks to those who attended and supported our Vinton Fire Department Chili Supper - 2020 Special Edition!This was our only fundraising opportunity of 2020 after having to cancel both our primary fundraisers (Fish Fry and Pancake Breakfast) and we truly had no idea what to expect.

Kersten Light Display to continue, but in need of Electrical Expertise

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 24th, 2020
Thanksgiving night you will again, for the 55th year, be able to enjoy the Kersten Christmas light display. The lights will be on Monday-Friday 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and on the weekends you can see them at 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. The last day to see the lights this year will be December 27th. Heidi Kersten, said that there are a lot of repairs needed on the lights this year, thanks to a squirrel.

Do you need to boost your Year End Giving? Help the Legion

By Valerie Close, Editor · November 23rd, 2020
The local American Legion George G. Luckey Post 57 would like to ask you to consider a donation to the post. Like everyone else, because of COVID-19, the Post has had to curb their fundraising efforts this past year affecting their budget, no, to put it bluntly, they are struggling. For over 100 years the Legion has been in the area, serving where they can, and teaching others the importance of patriotism.