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Events And Activities

St. Andrew's Lutheran Church VBS - The Tree of Life, God’s Promise of Salvation

St. Andrew Lutheran Church of Van Horne, will be holding Vacation Bible School with this year's theme entitled "The Tree of Life, God’s Promise of Salvation." It will be held at St. John, 201 Fourth Avenue in Keystone on Sunday, July 24th through Thursday, July 28th, from 6:00 to 8:15 p.m. each day. There will be great Bible stories, fun crafts, awesome music, and make-it-yourself snacks that go along with the Bible stories.

VSU Special Olympics Fundraiser at the Benton County Fair

A fundraiser for the VSU Special Olympics will be held at the Benton County Fair. Next to the beer tank, you can come and dunk the following people to raise money for VSU Special Olympics at The Benton County Fair!Friday, June 24th2-3 pm- Sheriff Ron Tippett 3-4 pm- Allan Merchant 4-5 pm- Tammy Zimmerman 5-6 pm- Zach Kramer 6- 6:30 pm- Bryce Laton6:30-7 pm- Jason Laton Saturday, June 25th 2-2:30 pm- Chief Kris Hudson 2:30-3 pm Darien Smothers 3-4 pm- Jeremy Koopman4-5 pm- Blake Hansen5-6 pm Deputy Justin Coshow6-7 pm- Officer Josh WestThis event is Sponsored by:Johns Qwik Stop Edwards Plumbing and HeatingElwick ElectricKurts EnterprisesCedar Valley BankJohnson Real Estate Koop's Sales and Service Each business is going to donate $1 for every ball purchased at the dunk tank! This means you spend $2 for a ball to dunk whoever and the Special Olympics gets $9.
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Farmer's Market Superhero Night Tonight! (June 23)

Farmers Market, Thursday, June 23 from 5 - 7 pm at Celebration Park! The theme is Super Hero's Night. Bring out the kids and stop by the VPRD table to pick up a free superhero mask, put your Spidey senses to work at our guessing game, and test your strength at Thor's Hammer challenge! Don't forget to grab some dinner or a snack from the Lions Cl

CP Friends Of the Library to hold Appreciation Lunch For Patrons July 12

Friends of the Center Point Library will hold a free lunch Tuesday, July 12, for its patrons of all ages. All four communities served by the Andersen Center Point Library (Alburnett, Urbana, Walker, and Center Point) are welcome. The lunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Library community room and will follow the Summer Reading Program’s popular Papa Balloon event.

Queen of Saints Mass Schedule: July—December

Queen of Saints Mass Schedule:  July—DecemberThe Queen of Saints cluster Mass schedule will change on the weekend of July 2/3, 2022.  4:00 PM - Saturday: St. John, Blairstown St. Patrick, Watkins  6:00 PM - Saturday: Immaculate Conception, Van Horne   8:00 AM - Sunday:  St. Paul, Newhall10:00 AM - Sunday:  St.
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KEEP IOWA BEAUTIFUL LAUNCHES 13th ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

Summer is here and Keep Iowa Beautiful is announcing the 13th 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.

Benton County Conservation Calendar of Events Summer 2022

All programs are FREE of charge unless a price is listed. Registration is required and masks are strongly encouraged when indoors.**Please note that September 3rd's Monarch Tagging program has moved to September 2nd** Pond Study - Blairstown Library ProgramJune 28th, 6pm at Hannen Lake Park - 1949 Ben/Ia Rd, Blairstown, IA 52209Join Benton County Conservation Naturalists to explore macroinvertebrates that live in Hannen Lake.

Class of 1960 class reunion date set for September 17

Click to print this articleClick to print this articleVinton's Class of 1960 will hold their 60th Class Reunion, on Saturday, September 17th at noon at the Pizza Ranch in Vinton.It is being celebrated two years late because of the COVID pandemic.If members of the class have any questions on this event, please contact me at your convenience. Thanks a lot!Roger Rinderknechtrogerrin@msn.
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Benton County Fair Book

Click below to View:Welcome page marking the Fair's 150th YearClick here to viewTable of Contents Department P Photography, Junior Division, ages 5-10 year oldsClick here to see the following:Judging time for Department P - Photography Rules and RegulationsGeneral Rules and RegulationsClick here to see the following:Midway InformationDepartment G -

Pink Heals Benefit Ride July 23

On Saturday, July 23, there will be a benefit ride for the Pink Heals Eastern Iowa chapter. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. with kickstand up at 11:00 a.m.Starting line will be at the Ron Da Voo in Vinton.1st Stop Rubies Bar in Center Point2nd Stop Wolfye's in Quasqueton where food will be available. 3rd Stop Givyes Place in Alburnett4th Stop Pearl Street in ShellsburgFinal Stop at Mickeys in Vinton where you have to opportunity to share a meal on the return home.
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