Shellsburg is having their Big Day! Celebration on Saturday, July 17 from 8:00 am – 11:00 pmThe town is looking for Sponsors, Vendors, and all groups interested in having a booth for the day.There will be:* Parade* Pie Baking Contest (Contact: Eric Kolsrud 319.521.7418)* Beer Tent* Fireworks* BandsAnd many other attractions!The City of Shellsburg 2021 Big Day Committee invites you to participate in a day of celebration of our City.
The Shellsburg American Legion will be holding a Memorial Day Service on May 31 at the Oakwood Cemetery at 11:00 am. The service will include the 3rd District's Tomb of the Unknown float. The Legion will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown in Arlington, VA. Also on hand will be entertainment from the Community Band and a Legionaire guest speaker.
Wesley United Methodist, 516 2nd Ave, Vinton, will be hosting a drive-by dinner on Saturday, May 15th, 5-7. The menu is pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, potato salad, and bars. Due to street construction please enter the alley from the north behind the library and proceed south to order. Free will donation will go toward a church remodeling project.
Native plants and trees have many benefits including hardiness and long life. They also have very important relationships with animals, birds and insects. Learn what native plants are, what defines exotic plants, and why planting with nature is so beneficial for all of us.A Going Native: Planting In-Tune with Nature program will be held on Monday, May 17, 6 PM at the La Porte City City Park, located in the 600 block of 4th Street.
Junior Achievement’s annual Taste of Achievement fundraiser, presented by Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust and Community Bank & Trust, will be held on Thursday, May 27th from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Epic Event Center. Join Junior Achievement for beer, wine, and food tasting that is accompanied by live music, a $1,000 cash raffle and unique raffle packages.
Norval Staton will be celebrating his 88th birthday, Tuesday, May 18th. Norval has spent his life working first at Iowa Manufacturing in Cedar Rapids, and as part of his retirement he's spent his time trimming trees, mowing and several odd jobs around town. Just returning home from a hospital stay a card would brighten his day, so the family would like to request a birthday card shower to cheer him and put a smile on his face.
The community is invited to wish Pastor Judith well as she will be permanently moving back to her home in the Philippines. She will be greeting friends at the Gazebo at Celebration Park from 10 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.on Sunday, May 16. Judith was pastor at Wesley United Methodist Church from 2012-2016. There will be a basket for cards and good wishes.
Early Arts Study Club will meet for Guest Day on Monday, May 17, at the Vinton Country Club at 12:00 noon. The program will be Andrew Elwick on the History of Vinton Businesses.
The Shellsburg Area Community Group (SACG) was awarded a grant from Trees Forever and Alliant Energy for $8,843 to plant trees. Like so many communities, Shellsburg suffered a great loss of trees due to last year's derecho. The stipulations of the grant required that the trees be planted in public places like parks and right of way. On May 8th, community volunteers (FFA, F-H, Firemen, Lion’s Club, SACG members) will be gathering at 8:30 in Memorial Park for a demonstration by Trees Forever staff on the proper way to plant trees.
There will be a Silent Auction, Bingo, and Carnival Activities to raise money to help Sherry Wilmot with expenses accrued during her ongoing courageous fight with breast cancer. Her battle began in May of 2019 when she was diagnosed with multifocal, triple-positive breast cancer, a very aggressive form of cancer, and still continues. Participate by donating money, auction items or purchasing items and playing carnival games on the day of the event.