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2021 Iowa State Park Passport Offers Open Road, Endless Adventures

The Iowa Tourism Office and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources today announced [upd]s to the popular Iowa State Park Passport to give consumers a fun and engaging way to track their visits to state parks. The launch follows 2020’s successful centennial anniversary, with nearly 30,000 check-ins at parks across the state.Consumers who are looking to explore the state's beautiful landscapes can sign up for he free passport at https://www.

Friends of the Center Point Library to hold Book Sale June 11,12

The Friends of the Center Point Library's annual used book sale will be Friday, June 11, 3-7,, and Saturday, June 12, 9-1:30, in the Library community room.  Hardcovers are $1, paperbacks 50 cents and children's books 25 cents.  There will be a special sale of books and collectibles belonging to Center Point "cat lady" and Library benefactor the late Marilyn Andersen.
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Nathan's Miles Glow Trail to open May 27

Click to view the story behind Nathan's Smile I mean Nathan's Miles.Vinton Parks and Recreation will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Nathan's Miles Glow Trail on Thursday evening, May 27th at 9:30 p.m. on the corner of the Vinton-Shellsburg High School. The trail is named in honor of Vinton's City Council Member Nathan Hesson who passed away in January of this year.

Memorial Day Services in the area

Memorial Day Services will be held at the following locations and times.Vinton11:00 a.m.The George G. Luckey Post 57 105 North R Ave., VintonConstance M. Arens Lt. Colonel, Retired will be speaking.Mt. Auburn10:30 a.m. Service at the Cemetery11:00 a.m. Program at the Legion Hall 202 2nd St., Mt. Auburn Shellsburg11:00 a.m. Oakwood CemeteryThe Ray & Virginia Boyer Post 166 The American Legion 3rd District Tomb of the Unknown float will be on display an will be honoring the 100 Year Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown in Arlington, Virginia.

Opal & Hazel's Wood Fired Pizza Celebrate 1st Anniversary May 29 at Riverside

Opal and Hazel's Wood Fired Pizza Celebrates 1st Anniversary this Friday at Riverside Park Opal & Hazels Wood Fired Pizza began just a year ago, in May of 2020. Scott and Annette Merchant discovered wood-fired pizza for the first time at a fair and absolutely loved it. They said, "For several years after that, we always tried to find wood-fired pizza on vacations or any place else we went."Having already built an outdoor kitchen on their patio, they decided that a wood-fired pizza oven would be a great addition.

VFW Post 8884 offers FREE Breakfast to Veterans and First Responders, May 30

On Sunday, May 30th, the VFW Post 8884 will be offering a FREE breakfast to every Veteran and First Responder. The cost for everyone else will be a freewill donation. Serving will be from 7:00-12:00 p.m.The menu consists of:Biscuits and Sausage GravyScrambled EggsScrambled Eggs with onions and peppersHasbrownsSausage, Egg and Cheese on an English MuffinCoffee, Milk and JuiceThe Post is located at 5999 25th Avenue Trail, Vinton.

Friends of the Center Point Library to hold Book Sale June 11,12

The Friends of the Center Point Library annual Book Sale is Friday, June 11, from 3 to 7, and Saturday, June 12, from 9 to 1:30.  Hardcovers are $1, paperbacks are 50 cents and children's books are 25 cents.  There will be a special sale of collectibles and books from late Library benefactor Marilyn Andersen.

Center Point Historical Society Depot Museum and Log Cabin to be Open

The Center Point Historical Society's Depot Museum/Strait Log Cabin will be open Sundays 2 to 4 beginning June 6.  Museum admission is free.  This year's theme is "School: Town and Country."

Vinton American Legion to hold Memorial Day Program at the Legion

The Vinton American Legion will be holding a Memorial Day Program at the Legion Hall, 105 North  R Ave, at 11:00 AM. The primary speaker will be Lieutenant Colonel Constance M. Arens (Retired). She served in the Army Nurse Corp for 21 year at various US Army hospitals, in the states and abroad.Light refreshments will be served.

Shellsburg Memorial Day Service

The Ray & Virginia Boyer Post 166 will host a Memorial Day service at Oakwood Cemetery on Monday, May 31 at 11:00 am.The American Legion 3rd District Tomb of the Unknown float will be on display and will be honoring the 100 year anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown in Arlington VA. Monte Railsback will be the guest speaker. Also on hand will be the Benton County community band.
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