Blessed Hope Church has made it a practice to lend a hand around the community for the last several summers. This week found the congregation at several locations throughout the county.Thursday and Friday, the group helped to spruce up the mini-golf course at the skate center. The group will also be taking on the Vinton-Shellsburg football and baseball fields today and tomorrow.
The Benton County Community Foundation announced $100,270.61 in grant funding to 19 projects of organizations serving Benton County as part of its 2021 grant cycle. The Community Foundation will not hold its annual award celebration this year. Grant checks will be mailed directly to nonprofit organizations.
WHERE: Virginia Gay Hospital in VintonWHEN: Monday, June 14th, 11:00 am – 5:00 pmTuesday, June 15th, 7:00 am – 12:00 pmWednesday, June 16th, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pmThursday, June 17th, 11:00 am – 7:00 pmWHO: Anyone 18 years and olderCOST: Free*Must be able to return the week of July 12th – July 16th for 2nd vaccine*Please contact our office if you would like to make an appointment or have any questions:319-472-6460
There will be a public meeting June 10 at 6 p.m. at the Palo Community Center for us all to submit questions for NextEra to answer publicly. You can either attend in person or tune in via the zoom link in the Facebook event below.Please feel free to follow these links for more information and to submit questions.
If you haven't registered for this year's Party in Pink 5K Walk/Run and want a tee-shirt, today's your last chance! Registrations are accepted right up until race time, but those received through the end of today are guaranteed an official event t-shirt and packet. The event is scheduled for Friday, June 18, in Vinton's Riverside Park and coincides with the Vinton Parks and Recreation Department's annual Party in the Park celebration.
The Historic Preservation Commission will host their 1st Annual Flea Market this Saturday, June 12th at the Shellsburg City Park from 7am to 3pm. It will feature every facet of a traditional flea market. As an added bonus, the Beast and Bird, a local food truck, will also be at the park, serving lunch from 11am to 2pm. “There will be something here for everyone” comments Edwon Yedlik, a Benton County Preservation Commissioner.
*Please note the change in date and time. After some glitches in preparing the short film for showing it is now ready to be shown on Saturday, June 12 at 4:00 p.m.Information about the movie is below.Valory is a short film about a young boy living out in the rural Midwest countryside who finds a ship in a bottle in the cornfield by his house with a neighboring friend.