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Salsa contest; 50-foot banana split at Aug. 7 Farmers Market

By Duane Randall, Vinton Parks & Recreation · 10:36am July 25th, 2014 · 1 hour ago
Salsa Contest on August 7th at Vinton Farmers Market! And Blessed Hope Church will be Providing 50 foot Banana Split! The Vinton Parks & Recreation Department Farmer’s market season will once again host the annual Salsa Contest. The contest will be held at the August 7th market but all interested people need to register by August 5th at the VPRD office or call 472-4164 to sign up.

Children's Bible Story Hour continues on Tuesdays

By Joanne Mayhew · 12:19pm July 24th, 2014 · 24 hours ago
There will be a Children's Bible Story hour, illustrated with felt art, every Tuesday afternoon, from 1-2 p.m. at the Vinton Community Service Center at 407 A Ave (across from the Laundromat). The program includes stories, songs and crafts. For more information, call Joanne Mayhew at 472-5761.

Cattle Feeders Summer Seminar set for Aug. 11

By Benton County Extension · 8:32am July 24th, 2014
MONTICELLO, Iowa -- Cattle prices are at an all-time high, but high prices don’t necessarily equate to high profits. With tight margins, it’s important for cattle feeders to focus on the management and marketing skills needed to maintain profitability. That’s why Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University is helping sponsor a Cattle Feeders Summer Seminar next month.

BCCB offers free archery lessons Aug. 6

By Benton County Conservation · 8:32am July 24th, 2014
Come on out to Rodger’s Park in Vinton, Iowa, from 1-3 pm, Wednesday, Aug. 6, for a chance to learn the basics of shooting a compound bow and arrow. This free program is for ages 5th grade and up. Pre-register by phone: 319-472-4942.

Party in the Park, Part 2: Spazmatics, fireworks set for Aug. 24

By Duane Randall, Vinton Parks & Recreation · 12:48pm July 23rd, 2014
The Vinton Parks & Recreation Department is happy to announce that the Spazmatics will be performing after all on Sunday, August 24th. The rain out portion of Party in the Park will be completed on that evening with a few adjustments. The Spazmatics will provide some great entertainment for all ages and will be followed by the world class Bar Y Pyros.

Iowa ghost towns to be topic of Center Point program, Aug. 4

By Rich Hannen · 7:54am July 23rd, 2014
The Benton County Historical Society co-hosting a free program by Iowa author Linda McCann on the topic, "Interurban and Eastern Iowa Ghost Towns" at 7 p.m. Monday, August 4, at LJL Hall on Main Street. The public is invited. This program is in conjunction with John Swanson’s Over the Top vintage car tour and is co-hosted by the Center Point Historical Society.

Cattle Feeders Summer Seminar set for Aug. 11

By Benton County Extension · 7:54am July 23rd, 2014
MONTICELLO, Iowa -- Cattle prices are at an all-time high, but high prices don’t necessarily equate to high profits. With tight margins, it’s important for cattle feeders to focus on the management and marketing skills needed to maintain profitability. That’s why Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University is helping sponsor a Cattle Feeders Summer Seminar next month.

The popular trailer races are returning to the Benton County Fair this Friday night. Part of the “Night of Destruction” that includes drivers aiming their vehicles through a wall of fire, cars racing chained together (one facing forward, the other facing backwards), the trailer race event is not actually a race to see who finishes first.

First Christian Church to host VBS

By Lanette Parker · 12:44pm July 21st, 2014
Please join us at FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 1209 West 13th St., Vinton for Vacation Bible School: (ages 3 thru 5th grade) WORKSHOP of WONDERS July 27 4:00-6:00 pm July 28-31 5:30-7:30 pm (5:30 pm Supper, 6-7:30 pm activities) To pre-register call 472-2153

Kids Night & Bingo at Farmers Market this Thursday

By Duane Randall, Vinton Parks & Recreation · 9:56am July 21st, 2014
The Vinton Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting the annual Kids Fun Night & Bingo at the Farmers Market this Thursday, July 24th. There will be games and fun for the kids including rides for the younger ones. Everything will be free for the kids and we will also be playing Bingo for all ages.

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