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Wednesday Night is 4H Night at the Fair

Stop in at the Grandstand on Wednesday night, June 22 at 6:00 p.m. Join the crowd at 4H Night in the Grandstands!Legionnaires from all across Benton County will be in attendance, 4H awards will be given, and the 2022 Fair Queen will be crowned! Share the FUN!The Fair Board is celebrating its 150th Anniversary and will be giving out free gifts

A Birdseye view of Vinton and the Party in the Park Activities

A view of Vinton captured by Jason Hicok of Eastern Iowa Drone Services Vinton Today is fortunate to share some drone footage from this past weekend. Included in the links below are aerial views of the Hope Runs Pink event, Flatland Ridge performing at Party in the Park, as well as the Fireworks show that wrapped up Party in the Park.Keep in mind that there is no sound available with drone footage. View the fireworks here, here, here, and from a distance here and here.
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Hope Runs Pink in Benton County for a tenth year!

Organizers are pleased to announce that the 2022 Party in Pink 5K held this past weekend raised over $10,000. The beneficiary of these donations is the Gifts of Hope Program, which offers financial support for breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. The event brought 302 registered participants to Vinton’s Riverside Park on Friday evening for the in-person event.

Party in the Park is all about the Kids (well on Thursday night)

Party in the Park officially began with the Kiddie Parade! At a mere 90+ degrees the annual Party in the Park kicked off with the community meal provided by Farmers Savings Bank. Followed by the kiddie parade through downtown Vinton. The parade ended on the courthouse lawn where music was provided by Tyler Sean Entertainment, and games along with bouncy toys and balloon making and several other games and entertainment for kids were provided.

VPRD searches for the PERFECT pictures!

Every year following events like Party in the Park, Vinton Parks and Rec searches for those perfect pictures snapped from their events to use in promoting Vinton and the department. Usually Vinton Today will drop off a disk or direct them to albums of pictures for their use. This year let's try something different!If you snap some cute photos of the kids or grandpa and grandma enjoying events at Party in the Park, or maybe you caught a great Kiddie Parade photo, tag the department's Facebook page here.
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Out with the old, in with the new!

The playground equipment makes its way through Vinton after removal from Riverside Park Vinton Parks and Recreation isn't known for letting the grass grow under their feet! They announced that  B.L. Anderson park now has the brand new basketball hoops up and they are "ready for action!"Also happening on Thursday, was the removal of the damaged park equipment at Riverside Park. Pickering Backhoe Service of Keystone took down the equipment to the entertainment of some of the area children at the park.

HACAP Phones Out of Order today 6/9/22

The phones at HACAP are out of order today. June 9, 2022. You are welcome to arrive without a reservation and you will still be able to receive a meal.We are sorry for the inconvenience. 

Benton County Veterans Remembered

Legionnaires from across Benton County took time out to lay a new wreath at Benton County's Highway 30 Memorial. The new wreath was lovingly created, adding new flowers and ribbon by Sue Herman of Shellsburg.The Legion members on hand to lay the wreath was Vince Barloon and John Grieder of Belle Plaine, Doug Anderson of Newhall and Jay Herman of Van Horne.
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Vinton Lions Club Tenderloin Tuesday Summer Season Begins this week June 7th

Vinton Lions Club Tenderloin Tuesday Summer Season Begins this week June 7th from 5-7 PM! Summer is here and Lions Club members look forward to seeing you throughout the summer. We will be participating in: - Tenderloin Tuesdays, beginning June 7 thru August. Every Tuesday from 5-7 PM the Lions will be located across from Kirkwood on A  Avenue and catty-corner to Celebration Park.

Vinton-Shellsburg High School Second Semester Honor Roll

*indicates the student received a 4.0 gpaSeniorsAnderson, Taylor  Aragon, Zena  *Armstrong, Natalie Bane, RachelBartz, AbbyBendull, CarlyBooth, ClaireBrown, Trinitee*Cosey, ArmonCrane, HannahDlouhy, CameronDlouhy, CampbellElwick, AbigailEtten, KortneyEvans, KaeliGeiger, AlexandriaGoodell, AlexiGram, ReneeGuenther, Alex*Hain
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