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All hands on deck...Kiwanis Park, Saturday morning 8:00 a.m.

If you have muscle or can handle a wrench or any other talents needed to construct a playground, your help is needed at the Kiwanis Park on Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. The new playground equipment has arrived and is waiting to be assembled.The Vinton Parks and Recreation will be there to give direction and will thank you immensely for your help!

Shellsburg City Wide Garage Sales June 4,5,6

The Shellsburg City Wide Garage Sales will be June 4,5 & 6th.  Please call or text Ed Shaeffer at 319-389-2682 or email eshaeff@gmail.com to get added to the city map. 
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Shellsburg American Annual Spring Fish Fry Friday, April 23

The Annual Spring Fish Fry will be held Friday, April 23 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.  This is a Curbside Pickup Only event.  We will be serving:FishBaked PotatoCole SlawCupcakeThe cost is $10 per person. 4 & Under are free.We appreciate the past support for all the community does for the American Legion.  For questions, call the Legion at 436-2069.

This summer Join VSCSD for FREE breakfast and lunch!

Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District (VSCSD) will be offering complimentary breakfast and lunch to all children and teens, ages 1-18, in both the Tilford and Shellsburg Elementary school lunchrooms this summer. No registration or identification is required. Children five and under must be accompanied by an adult. Anyone over the age of 19 may purchase a breakfast meal for $2 and a lunch meal for $3.

Iowa PBS announces FIND Iowa virtual field trips

Take fun, educational virtual field trips across the state with Iowa PBS Education's newest initiative, FIND Iowa! The Fun Investigating New Discoveries (FIND) Iowa project encourages students in grades 2-5 to investigate our state through the use of immersive and interactive learning content. Just in time for Earth Day on Thursday, April 22, FIND Iowa's first virtual field trip, Iowa's Geology, is available for teachers and families.

Mt. Auburn holds garage sales this weerkend

Several families in the Mt. Auburn area will be holding garage sales this weekend on Saturday, April 24th.Here are some of the addresses:303 East Street- tons of boys clothes NB-2T, toys, Women's clothes Sm/Med, jeans, Men's size Lg, DVDs, CDs, some household items, misc. 105 North St-various items (multiple households together)115 North St-various items206 Sole St- puzzles, DVDs, CDs, household items5414 22nd Ave5070 22nd Ave Ln- 2006 Goldwing, kitchen items, kids books, misc.

Pink up you Pace

On June 18, 2021, you can Pink up you Pace at the Annual Party in Pink. Beginning at Riverside Park, the Kids Fun Run will kick off at 5:30 p.m. and the 5K Walk/Run will begin at 6:00 p.m.You can choose to participate in the Chipped Timing or Virtually. The race helps our friends and neighbors with early breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.To register, donate, and get your swag click here!Your donations STAY in Benton County with no administration fees.

"Cultivating Community” Outdoor Family Fun Event

 Area families are invited to attend a free, fun, outdoor family event at the Old School Produce garden on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 10:00 - Noon.  The garden is located at 811 D Avenue in Vinton.Kids will get to plant a flower to take home and go on a nature-themed scavenger hunt. This event is a collaboration between Better Tomorrows Early Childhood Iowa, Family Nurturing Council, the Farm to School program and Old School Produce Partners in support of the National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Annual Breakfast Fundraiser for Van Horne First Responders

The Annual Breakfast Fundraiser for Van Horne First Responders will be held on Sunday, April 11th, serving from 8:00 a.m. until noon at the Van Horne Emergency Response Station. The menu includes, scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, cinnamon rolls, biscuits and gravy,  juice and milk. This will be a drive-up, freewill offering fundraiser.

Tenderloin Dinner Friday, April 9th at the American Legion

For $8.00, you can have an 8 oz Tenderloin on a Bun, with French Fries and a Dessert, on Friday, April 9, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until  7:00 p.m. The members of the Vinton Legion George G. Luckey Post  57 will be serving the meal at the Legion Hall in Vinton. The Legion is located at 105 North R Ave., in Vinton.Everyone is welcome to attend, enjoy a meal and support the local Legion.
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