HACAP North Benton Head Start
202 E 4th St
Vinton, IA
Stephanie Estling
Helping people develop skills to become successful and build strong communities.

Located at 202 East 4th Street in Vinton, Head Start provides quality preschool and childcare for 3-5 year old children and support services for their families. The program focuses on children from low-income households as well as children with disabilities. Head Start is licensed by the Iowa Department of Human Services, accredidated by the National Association of the Education of Young Children, and follows the Head Start Performance Standards. Full and part day slots are available. We are always taking applications.

Old Creamery Nature Trail
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Randy Scheel
Promotion and Maintenance of the Old Creamery Nature Trail

We are always looking for volunteers to help with trail upkeep and promoting the great resource that we have here in Benton County. In 2010, we have some exciting plans. Our first goal is to increase awareness of the trail which we hope increases the use of it. We are in the planning stages of a possible bike ride later in the summer as well as t-shirt sells to help raise funds for the upkeep. As of now, 100% of the maintenance of this trail is through donations and volunteers.

Parkinson’s Support Group
1807 W 5th St
Vinton, IA
Carrie Hantz
To offer support, caring, and education on Parkinson's Disease.

The Parkinson's Support Group is excited to announce enhanced programs, scheduled meetings, and more support for people with Parkinson's and their loved ones! The group is meeting at Windsor Manor Assisted Living Community the 4th Tuesday of each month at 1:30pm. The meeting takes place in the dining room and new members are welcome. Refreshments provided. Contact Bethany Clemenson at 319-472-2060 for more information.

Queen of Saints

Weekend Mass times for the Queen of Saints cluster for 2017 are as follows:
January 7/8 through June 30:
4 pm-St. Patrick, Watkins OR St. John, Blairstown (alternating every other week)
6 pm-St. Michael, Norway
8 am-St. Paul, Newhall
10 am-IC, Van Horne

From July 1 through December 31:
4 pm-St. Paul, Newhall
6 pm-IC, Van Horne

8 am-St. Michael, Norway
10 am-St. John, Blairstown OR St. Patrick, Watkins (alternating every other week)

Sheriff’s Department Crimestopper
Sheriff's Office Page

Sheriff's Department Crimestoppers

Survivors of Benton County
Angie Tharp or Janet Woodhouse
Purpose/Mission is: to bring area women together in the battle against breast cancer and to provide relief to those who suffer from its effects now. Survivors of Benton County is here to empower women and to encourage a survivor to “Be a Thriver”!

Survivors of Benton County is a group of women who have gone, or are going through, the same traumatic life experience…..Breast Cancer. We are here to advance the awareness of breast cancer and to educate the public about the support available in Benton County, to also support other personnel, individuals and organizations that share in the goal of helping breast cancer patients. We are SURVIVORS. We’re a group of women that get together monthly to eat, laugh, share stories about our experiences, but most importantly, talk about life. Our members want to encourage others to be proactive through awareness of breast cancer, to promote being checked regularly and therefore to save lives with early detection. We are here to provide nurturing support services, education, direct assistance, and financial aid. We meet the 2nd Monday of each month March-December at 5:30 at Windsor Manor. For more information feel free to contact: Angie Tharp. 472-2994 Lisa Staab 472-5255 Janet Woodhouse 472-4862 Lu Karr 560-9408  Visit our website at Survivors of Benton County

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)
Carrie Hoffmann
Real People. Real Weight Loss. Helping Millions to Take Off Pounds Sensibly Since 1948.

Meeting Information: Day: Thursdays Location: Newhall City Hall (west door.) Time: Weigh-In from 6:30-7:00 Meetings start at 7:00 A hands-on, pounds-off approach to weight loss. TOPS doesn't pay celebrities to endorse us, and we don't promise quick fixes or promote unrealistic images of the "perfect" body. Instead we focus on health. TOPS can't do the work for you. You only get out of TOPS what you put into it. We can't guarantee weight loss just by attending meetings, but we can offer support through each stage of the journey, including after you reach your goal weight.

VFW Auxiliary
Jeanette Henry
The mission of this organization shall be fraternal,patriotic,historical & educational; to assist the POSTS and members thereof of The VFW of The USA, and its own members whenever possible; to maintain true allegiance to The Government of The USA and fide

Our VFW Auxiliary meets The 2nd Sunday of every month at US BANK COMMUNITY BUILDING, 414 A Ave. in Vinton. Please join us if interested. We LIVE BY OUR MOTTO:"HONOR THE DEAD BY HELPING THE LIVING" PLEASE CONTACT JEANETTE HENRY VFW AUXILIARY-PRESIDENT 8884

Vinton, IA
Dale Henry
To preserve and strengthen comradeship amoung its members,to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead and to assist their widows and orphans.

We are a COUNTY veterans service organization. The meetings are the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at the US BANK COMMUNITY BUILDING, 414 A Ave. in Vinton. We have no post home at this time. We are an active post with VETS IN THE CLASSROOM, VOICE of DEMOCRACY, and various community based events. Membership dues are $27.00/yr.We encourage veterans to come to a meeting. Eligibility to belong to the VFW is having served overseas in a war zone or conflict where you received combat pay.We are also looking for ladies to join our auxililary.

Vinton Guild of Fine Arts
Vinton, IA
Barb Campbell
To enable local artists to create, exhibit, and teach visual fine arts and encourage art appreciation in the Vinton community.

The Vinton Guild of Fine Arts is a group of artists and patrons who encourage and inspire each other and work together to bring art to the Vinton community. We sponsor various art shows and community events throughout the year and raise money for community art projects such as the Corn Statues. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 P.M. (location varies); non-members may attend for $5. Contact Barb Campbell for current activity schedule.