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Events And Activities

Estate Sale Thursday-Saturday

There will be an Estate Sale at 805 West 17th St. in Vinton on Thursday, August 3 from 4 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 4th, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 5 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.There will be tools, quilts, antiques, vintage toys, furniture, kid's stuff, household items, holiday decor, and so much more!

National Night Out in Van Horne, Tuesday, August 1

The National Night Out is an event for citizens to meet those that work in the community and share a time of fun together. This free event will take place Tuesday, August 1st from 5-7 p.m. at the Van Horne City Park unless it rains, and in that case it will move to the Community Center.  Stop by to visit with several area organizations which include the Area Substance Abuse Council, the Benton County K9 Unit from the Sheriff's Department, Vinton and Belle Plaine Police Departments, Above the Influence and the newly formed Benton County Suicide Prevention Coalition.
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Center Point Historical Society will host Railroad Program, August 13

The Center Point Historical Society will host "Swing and Sway: 170 Years of Railroading in Iowa” on Sunday, August 13, at 2:00 p.m. at the Center Point Historical Society Depot Museum, 700 E. Washington St.This free talk will be presented by Marion historian David Wendell. Those in attendance will see model trains and historic railroad photos. The program is part of the Historical Society’s “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” 2023 displays.

LaPorte City Fire and Rescue Fundraiser July 29

La Porte City Fire Rescue members are hosting a golf tournament, dinner, and silent & live auction on July 29th, 2023. Proceeds will be going towards a new fire station in the near future! Golf tournament start time 9:00amDinner 5:00pmLive auction 7:00pmCan’t make it and still wish to donate an auction item or monetary donation? Reach out to a

Grillin' on the Mountain July 28

The Cedar-Mt. Auburn Fire Department presents "Grillin' on the Mountain." Bring the kids out for burgers or hot dogs and all the fixings, french fries, potato salad, chips, beverages, baked beans and homemade cookies!Friday, July 28, 5-7:30 the Mt. Auburn Fire Station.Freewill offering at the door. Proceeds go to help fund needed safety equipment.
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Tenderloin dinner Thursday night at the George G. Luckey Post

It's definitely too hot to cook! Join friends and neighbors on Thursday night, at the George G. Luckey Post 57, the Legion in Vinton, located at 105 R. Ave.The meal will be served from 5-7:00 p.m. For $15 you can enjoy a fresh tenderloin sandwich, fries, cole slaw and dessert.The benefits include:Air conditioningNo cookingGreat FoodGreat felllowshi

Test Your Weed Identification Skills at the 2023 Iowa State Fair

Contest for those who want to hone their weed identification skillsThe annual Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Iowa State Fair Weed Identification Contest will be held on Friday, Aug. 11, from 9-11:30 a.m. in front of the John Deere Agriculture Building.Participants of all ages can test their knowledge of common weeds found in Iowa, by attempting to identify real weed samples, potted and on tabletop display.

Dinner at the Fairgrounds, Saturday, July 22, 5:00 p.m.

Make plans to come back to the fairgrounds July 22nd at 5:00 p.m. for Dinner at the Fairgrounds!The Benton County Cattlemen's Association will be grilling steaks and Iowa chops with sides to go along with it.Iowa Pork Chop $20Steak $25(The price includes potato, sides and salad)Tickets can be purchased at Farmers Savings Bank & Trust or through Neal Siela 319-560-2901)Proceeds to go towards fairground improvements.
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End of Summer Reading Party August 4, 10:00 a.m.

On Friday, August 4, beginning at 10:00 am, the Vinton Public Library will host an "End of Summer Reading Party!"This summer we have had a blast, so let’s go out with a bang! Enjoy music, entertainment and facepainting at the Vinton Public Library. We will be drawing for reading and program prizes. We hope you can join us to celebrate!

Cemetery Restoration Project Coming to Vinton - July 18, 9:00 a.m.

On March 5, 2022, an EF1 tornado struck Vinton’s west side. A month later, crews from Lewiston Monument Company in Lewiston, Minnesota were on-scene to reset many of the toppled monuments at the request of Vinton Monuments. Remnants of the tornado can still be seen in the cemetery as many of the markers and monuments were severely damaged in the storm.
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