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Events And Activities

Fall Fest and Tailgate and Cornhole Throwdown Saturday, October 23

On Saturday, October 23, get a cornhole team together and join the Vinton Parks and Recreation Department at Celebration Park. Beginning at 10:00 a.m. you can check-in for the tournament which begins at 11:00 a.m.There is no cost for this event sponsored by Cedar Valley Bank & Trust.

Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive

This weekend the Vinton Knights of Columbus will host its annual Tootsie Roll Drive. Local Knights will be passing out Tootsie Rolls at Fareway (Thursday and Friday evenings and all day Saturday), Roy's in Shellsburg (Saturday from 10-2) and Theisen's and Hy-Vee on Sunday. The candy is free and we will accept donations which support the local special needs communities.
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Fundraiser to support Eastern Iowa Honor Flights November 18

There will be a chili supper fundraiser for the Eastern Iowa Honor Flights on Thursday November 18 following the Christmas Parade. The supper will be served from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Vinton Fire Station, sponsored by the Vinton Lions Club. The cost is a freewill donation. Stop in and support the veterans!

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will hold a Food drive Saturday, October 23

Scouting for Food pick up will be this Saturday (10/23). Due to a shortage of bags not all areas of town received the standard red bag. If you would still like to donate please place your items outside by 9 am.Please no glass, frozen or perishable items.As of September the food pantry has been able to help feed 3406 people and they have 3 mont

VS Bowling Family Fun Tournament Fundraiser

The fun begins on October 24th from 1-4 p.m. at Berry's Lanes in Vinton. The cost is $20 per entry and money raised will go to support the team.All ages are welcome to play.There will be a silent auction which includes but may not be limitd to: Storm 3 ball rolling totesAutographed AJ Chapman bowling pinsBrunswick/DV8 bowling ball14 lb. Storm bowling ballFree stay in a "Poolside Room" at the Super 8 in Urbana.
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Be You Bravely Registration Deadline is this Friday

Be You Bravely, is a one day conference put together by a team of area Christian women. These women seek to bring teenage girls together to talk about issues that affect them. All 8th through 12th grade girls are welcome to attend. The event includes guest speakers Lindsay Leahy, Jessica Heims, and Becky Geerdes. There will be worship, activities as well as a luncheon.

Shellsburg American Legion Annual Fall Fish Fry October 22

Shellsburg American Legion will hold their Annual Fall Fish Fry on October 22 from 4-8:00 p.m. The event will be curbside pickup or takeout with limited delivery. The meal will be the usual fish, baked potato, coleslaw and cupcake for dessert.Adults and Children $10, 4 and under Free. The Shellsburg American Legion is making a donation toward a new flagpole at the city library which was damaged during the derecho.


Annual Fundraising Event Benefits Garrison Fire Department 'Garrison's Haunted' is back after keeping the doors closed in 2020! Garrison Firefighters and volunteers are ready to rain more terror than ever before on those who dare to cross its threshold. The annual event is a production by the Garrison Firefighters, First Responders, Auxiliary members and a squad of volunteers.
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Ready, Set, Glow on October 16

Partnering with the VPRD, the family of Nathan Hesson is organizing a Glow Fun Run on Nathan's Miles Glow Trail on October 16! There will be music, yard games, food trucks and of course, lots of stuff that glows! Kids will run at 6:30 p.m. (from the road at Anderson's Addition to the HS corner), and the adult run begins at 7:30 p.m. (heading north to the Lutheran Home, past Tilford & Marvin Lindsey Fields, then following the trail back to the HS corner).


IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Van Horne, Iowa will hold a BEEF & PORK DINNER SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2021CARRY OUT ONLY from 11 am - 1 pmBeef, BBQ Beef, Pork, BBQ Pork, Cheesy Potato, Green Beans, Dinner Roll & PieTicket: Adults: $10.00 Children 5 - 12: $5.00 Under 5 FREEEVERYONE WELCOME!
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