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Events And Activities

Pearl Harbor Day presentation scheduled at VSMS Wednesday, Dec. 7, 7:00 p.m.

The 2022 Pearl Harbor Day program is scheduled for Wednesday, 7 December 2022, at the Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School LMC starting at 7:00 p.m.  The program will include stories of the Medal of Honor recipients of that day as well as a question-and-answer session for the attendees.  As in previous years, the centerpiece artifact of the evening is the section of armor from the USS Arizona that the Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools has caretaken since 2006.

Register for Breakfast with Santa Today!

Breakfast with Santa is an annual event held at the Skate Center for all the children and parents to enjoy. On Saturday, December 10, from 9-10 a.m. breakfast will be served. The cost is $5.00 per person. From 10-11 a.m. children can have their pictures taken with Santa. Kids will go home with a coloring book and crayons from Santa. To register CLICK HERE.
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Atkins Light the Night Parade, Sunday, December 11

The Atkins Community Club (ACC) will host its Light The Night parade Sunday, December 11. The parade begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Christmas walk silent auction and Santa and Mrs. Claus at the library, sponsored by AIM. Parade lineup starts at 5:15 p.m. at the north end of Main Street; the route travels south to the library. Fireworks at the soccer field will follow the parade, sponsored by the ACC.

Christmas Service Schedules

Christmas Mass Times - Queen of Saints Cluster2022 Christmas Schedule December 24th                      4:00 pm at St. Paul, Newhall                      6:30 pm at St.

Vinton Public Library December Schedule

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Farmers Savings Bank & Trust Holiday Open House December 2

Farmers Savings Bank & Trust will hold their annual Holiday Open house on Friday, December 2, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.In the “Spirit of Giving”, the bank will be giving away a total of $300 in VU bucks! We will also donate $3.00 to the church of your choice. Santa will be here from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.The bank is located at  401 B Avenue, Vinton, Iowa.

Storytime with Santa Thursday, December 1st 5:00 p.m.

Join Santa at the library on Thursday, December 1. Come at 5:00 p.m to make your Christmas wishlist and decorate a Christmas cookie. Santa will arrive at 5:30 to read, "'Twas the Night before Christmas."

Christmas Walk and Light the Night Christmas Parade in Atkins December 11

AIM (Atkins Improvement Mission) will be hosting a silent auction through December 11 during regular library hours. Items may be brought to the library located at 480 3rd Ave. in Atkins, through December 8.Organizations, community members and businesses are asked to donate holiday-themed decorations for the silent auction Christmas Walk. Donations could include a decorated tree, wreath, basket, sign or weekend away, use your imagination! Items will be displayed through December 11 for bids.
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30th Annual Brandon Christmas Festival December 2 & 3 2022

December 2 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM and December 3 4:30 PM and 8:30 PM both nights at Candy Cane Lane at the Brandon Community Center 802 Main Street...Santa Claus: Friday 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM and Saturday 6:00 to 8:00 PM, pictures with Santa $5.00 Wreath/Gift Basket/Tree Auction: Bid on a beautiful wreath, gift basket, or mini tree donated by local businesses and individuals.

Benton Community FFA to host Veterans Benefit Breakfast December 4

The Benton Community FFA Chapter will host the annual Veterans Benefit Breakfast on Sunday, December 4, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Van Horne Community Center. The breakfast will consist of pancakes, eggs, sausages, biscuits and gravy, fresh fruit and doughnut for a freewill donation. To-go boxes will be available.All proceeds will be donated to the Benton County Veterans Affairs.
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