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Events And Activities

Breakfast with Santa Reminder

A reminder for those who have pre-registered that Breakfast with Santa (Drive-thru style!) will be held this Saturday, December 5th, 9-11:00 am $5.00 for anyone taking breakfastSanta will be handing out gift bags through vehicle windows and breakfast will be given in to-go containers. Must have pre-registered to participate.

Shellsburg American Legion Breakfast each Saturday

The Shellsburg American Legion is holding Saturday morning breakfast. The hours are the same, 8 - 10 am. We ask people to social distance at the tables (families of course can sit together) and wear masks if you choose.  The breakfast will be served to keep handling items to a minimum. MenuEvery SaturdayPancakes, Scrambled Eggs & SausageWeekly Specials:1st Sat: Sausage Gravy & Biscuits2nd Sat: Sausage Gravy & Biscuits3rd Sat: Omelets4th Sat: NO Waffles (this weekend)We appreciate the past support for all the community does for the American Legion.
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Santa Goes Virtual Just in Time for the Holidays

COVID Recovery Iowa has launched free Virtual Santa visits just in time for the holidays. These safe and convenient visits are an ideal alternative as Iowans find new ways to honor holiday traditions during the pandemic.The Virtual Santa visits run through December 22. People of all ages are encouraged to sign up on the COVID Recovery Iowa Facebook page under Services and schedule a visit.

Vinton First Baptist Church to hold Thanksgiving Drive Thru

Vinton First Baptist Church, located at 601 1st Ave in Vinton, will hold a curbside pickup Thanksgiving Dinner. A complete heat and eat turkey meal with all the fixings will include a slice of Pumpkin Pie catered by Hy-Vee. Take home and reheat in the oven or microwave!Curbside pickup only at the church from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Christmas Open House kicks off the Christmas Shopping Season in Vinton

The Christmas Open House kicked off the Christmas season. Display inside LaGrange Pharmacy The Annual Christmas Open House was held by area businesses this past weekend.Several shoppers made their way downtown this last weekend checking out the offerings of our local businesses. To see a few photos from Sunday, click here. Remember, some stores will now be open on Sunday afternoons through Christmas for your gift-giving needs. Santa's mailboxDon't forget that Santa’s mailbox will also be available in front of LaGrange Pharmacy starting on November 18 through December 20.

Don't forget Breakfast with Santa...drive thru

REGISTER NOW for our Breakfast with Santa...drive-thru style! Our favorite jolly guy in the red suit will be joining us at our Breakfast with Santa event Saturday, December 5 from 9-11 AM at the Skate and Activity Center. The cost is $5.00 for anyone who grabs breakfast. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, biscuits & gravy. Santa will be handing out gift bags through vehicle windows and breakfast will be given in to-go containers!If interested, register your family at www.

Annual Christmas Parade Canceled

The annual kickoff to the Christmas season in Vinton scheduled for Thursday, November 19, 2020, has been CANCELED. The Patriotic Christmas Parade will NOT be held as planned. Because of the cancelation, Santa will NOT be arriving in town that night either. 

Santa to land at the Vinton Fire Department

We received word today of some good news and bad news. The bad news is the cancellation of the 13th Annual Veterans Patriotic Christmas Parade tomorrow (11/19) night.But the good news: Santa Claus had his flights already booked to come to Vinton. In true Yuletide fashion and with the year of 2020 taking another thing from us, Santa still wanted to see the children (and adults) of Vinton tomorrow night.

Shellsburg American Legion Breakfast this Saturday

The Shellsburg American Legion is doing Saturday morning breakfast. The hours are the same, 8 - 10 am. We ask people to social distant at the tables (families of course can sit together) and wear masks if you choose.  The breakfast will be served to keep handling items to a minimum. MenuEvery SaturdayPancakes, Scrambled Eggs & Sausage Weekly Specials:1st Sat: Sausage Gravy & Biscuits2nd Sat: Sausage Gravy & Biscuits3rd Sat: Omelets4th Sat: Waffles We appreciate the past support for all the community does for the American Legion.

The Nature of Things Fall Newsletter

Click to view the Fall newsletter created by the Benton County Conservation Department. Full of fun information and activities for the kids as well as [upd]s of staff changes. The Benton County Conservation is buzzing with activities this fall and winter. Their Calendar of Events for the Fall of 2020 includes events for all ages. Due to health concerns, masks will be required at all Benton County Conservation programs.
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