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Events And Activities

2022 BENTON COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE NEEDS YOU!

 In 2021, nearly 1.9 million people in the United States got a new cancer diagnosis.  That’s 1.9 million reasons why your local Relay For Life participation this year truly matters.  The Relay For Life movement is one of the world’s largest fundraising events to help save lives from cancer and when you join, you are helping fund the future.

WE ARE BRINGING IT BACK June 11

The Brandon United Methodist Men will be preparing a Chicken BBQ meal on Saturday, June 11, 2022. The meal will be served from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm at the Brandon United Methodist Church located at 507 Main St., Brandon.The meal will include: Chicken Hindquarters, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Roll, Dessert. The cost is per adult and child 5 and older is $10.
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Freedom Ride 2022-Ride to End Human Trafficking June 25

The AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS - POST 166 will be hosting Freedom Ride 2022 a Ride to End Human Trafficking in support of Chains Interrupted. The event takes place on Saturday, June 25. Get out your favorite wheels and ride with us! Motorcycles, cars, trucks, jeeps, classics, everyone is welcome! And yes! The one and only Billy Heller has agreed to join us at Wild Hogs for the "Whew! We Made It" Party!!!Ride stops are still being determined.

Vinton Public Library Summer Reading Program

Are you ready to "read beyond the beaten path" this summer?Are you ready for fun prizes this summer?The Summer Reading Program runs from May 31-August 12 and all ages are encouraged to register! Come to the library starting May 23 to register and pick up your tracking sheet. Special Summer ProgramsTuesday, June 14 at 6pm: Benton Co.

13th Annual Veterans Benefit Ride June 4th, 2022

Sponsored by The American Legion Riders, Chapter 166 Shellsburg, IowaWe firmly believe there should be no veteran left behind and are committed to supporting American Veterans and their families. Making this dream a reality is a daunting task, but it is also one that is near to our hearts, as many of our members and family members are Veterans. We are comprised of motorcycle enthusiasts, who are also proud members of The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary, and The Sons of The American Legion.
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Vinton Class of 1960 class reunion date set for September 17

Click 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.

Vinton-Shellsburg Retirees and Award Winners will be honored May 18

Vinton-Shellsburg Retirees and Award Winners will be honored at a public open-house reception on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the Central Office.Those honored will be: 2022 RetireesAnn Diedrichsen – 38 yearsTheresa Werner – 22 yearsDea Burroughs - 19 yearsMichele Lash - 18 yearsKim Hambly – 15 yearsMolly N

Vinton American Legion to hold Fish Fry Friday, May 13

The American Legion George G. Luckey Post 57, will hold a fish fry this Friday evening from 5-7 p.m. The Legion is located at 105 N R Ave. The menu includes: Fish Fillet, baked potato, cole slaw, baked beans and dessert.Cost is $12.. for those13 and older, ages 5-12 $5.00 and under 5 eat free. 
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Bingo fun at the VFW

The VFW Post #8884 will hold Bingo games two times during the month. The first will be on the 2nd Saturday from Noon until 3:00 p.m. (be sure to come early and enjoy breakfast from 7-11:00 a.m.)The 3rd Sunday of each month the game will be played from 2-5:00 p.m.The VFW Post and Auxiliary is located at 5999 25th Ave. Trail in Vinton.

Center Point Friends of Library Book Sale June 9,10,11

You can indulge your inner intellectual without injuring your income at the Friends of the Center Point Library annual Used Book Sale, this year to be held during Center Point Garage Sale days.Hardcovers are $1 (coffee table books, classics, and all,) paperbacks are 50 cents, and children’s books of any kind are 25 cents. There will also be audio books and movies and who-knows-what-else--possibly cake pans and plants, puzzles and computers, never kittens or puppies, alas.
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