On the night of the downtown Vinton fire, Tina Bockholt was in the AMP office with one of her managers.

“I told her that Vinton has been more in the past few years than most towns go through in a lifetime,” said Bockholt, referring to the flood, tornado and windstorm that have also caused much damage in Vinton in the past decade.

At Bockholt’s suggestion, AMP has mad a donation to the Play Vinton project.

“At American Marketing & Publishing we’re passionate about helping local family-owned business and communities thrive,” Bockholt explains. “We recently ran a sales contest in which for every sale made a donation would go to our very own AMP Community Vinton, Iowa. Vinton is currently raising funds for a new play area in town. We were able to donate $1,475 to the Parks and Recreation Department to help them get closer to their goal. Thank you to our amazing sales force for working a little extra to make this donation possible. We can’t wait to see the new play ground Vinton.  Thank you to my company and colleagues for making this happen. It was an honor to deliver this check to the Vinton Parks & Rec Dept.”

AMP publishes the Home Pages directory, and has sent books to Vinton residents since 2009.

See more about Play Vinton HERE. The playground is scheduled to be installed at Riverside Park this summer, with the splash pad to come at a later date. So far, area residents, businesses and organizations have helped the VPRD to achieve more than 2/3 of its $350,000 fund-raising goal.
About AMP/Home Pages
Home Pages is an annual directory that comes out in the fall. It’s a postage paid directory delivered by the post office to every resident, business, and box holder with a Vinton, Shellsburg, Mt Auburn, and Garrison zip code, says Bockholt.
“We also help small business owners thru our online optima program, text marketing, and google street view products. We’re based out of DeKalb, Illinois and we’ll be celebrating our 21st year in business this October. We’ve been publishing in Iowa since 2009,” she adds.