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Parent Support Group meets every month; next gathering set for Dec. 2

By Lori Hagg · 3:21pm November 26th, 2014
The Horizons Family Support Program invites area parents to a Parent Support Group. The meetings take place the first Tuesday of each month at the Horizons office at 215 North K Avenue in Vinton. Topic change monthly and include tips for navigating the welfare system mental health, child development by age range and others.

Breast Cancer Survivors to meet Dec.2

By Janet Woodhouse · 5:41pm November 25th, 2014
Breast Cancer Survivors will meet Tuesday, December 2 at 5:30 p.m. Bring a snack to share and a $5 - $10 gift to exchange at Windsor Manor in the dining room. No reservations needed! Come and have fun. Questions? Call Angie Stueck 472-2994, Lisa Staab 472-5255 or Janet Woodhouse 472-4862.

Santa Paws to return December 6

By Peyton Frank · 9:30am November 24th, 2014
We would like to sincerely thank everyone that came to our Santa Paws event Sunday; we had the best turnout we've ever had! We had a line the entire day and thank everyone for their patience and understanding. We always love seeing familiar faces, but we love meeting new friends, too! Don't worry if you missed out, because Santa Paws will be returning Saturday, December 6 from noon-4! Each 4x6 photo is just $5.

The 10th annual Tour De Lights 5K fund-raiser for the Vinton-Shellsburg track and cross country teams takes place Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Vinton fire station. The Tour de Lights Holiday Fun Run/Walk is scheduled for the first Sunday in December. There will be door prizes and free food to all the people who take part.

'Fill the Plate' Telethon to help feed older adults set for Dec. 7

By Dawn Pettengill · 8:59am November 24th, 2014
The Heritage Area Agency on Aging is hoping the public dials in to help feed at-risk older adults in eastern Iowa. Heritage is excited to announce the return of the Fill the Plate telethon to bring greater support and awareness for its Senior Nutrition Home Delivered and Congregate Meal program. Last year’s telethon raised over $105,000 to help provide nutritious meals to older adults throughout eastern Iowa.

Area Thanksgiving Services

By Vinton Today · 11:15pm November 23rd, 2014
Tuesday, November 25th, Blessed Hope Church. 1509 M Ave., (Behind Theisen's) will host a Thankgiving Service beginning at 6:30 pm. The community is invited to attend. Wednesday, November 26th, there will be a Community Thanksgiving Eve Service and choir at 7:00 p.m. with fellowship to follow.

VAMA to hold ecumenical Thanksgiving Service

By Rev. Jessica Crane-Munoz · 6:59pm November 19th, 2014
The Vinton Area Ministerial Association (VAMA) will hold its ecumenical Thanksgiving Service on Sunday, November 23 at 7 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Vinton, located at 608 1st Ave. The service will include scripture readings and short lessons from various area clergy, as well as music by the Presbyterian Church Adult Choir and Adult Hand Bell Choir.

Garrison Cemetery Association to meet at new library, Dec.1

By Vinton Today · 10:02pm November 18th, 2014
The Garrison Cemetery Association will hold their Annual Meeting December 1, 2014 at 5:00 PM at the NEW Garrison Public Library at 201 East Pine Street. For information call 319-521-8165 or 319-030-7280.

Vinton Garden Club News

By Fran Stueck · 10:43am November 14th, 2014
The Vinton Garden Club member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., District II, and Central Region met at 8:00 am, September 24, 2014, at the Benton County Conservation Center with Fran Stueck as hostess. Fran fixed a wonderful breakfast for us. After breakfast we had our program on “Migration of the Monarch Butterfly” by Karen Phelps, Benton County Naturalist.

Santa Paws is comin' to town

By Vinton Today · 11:39am November 12th, 2014
Santa Paws will be arriving during the Holiday Open House in downtown Vinton. Santa Paws will visit our adoption center located at 211 West 4th Street, on Sunday, November 23 from noon-4. We will be taking photos of your pet with Santa Paws and have the 4X6 photo available for $5 and will be printed on-site.

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