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Night of Destruction: Trailer races, Wall of Fire to return to BC Fair Friday

By Dean Close · 5:05pm July 22nd, 2014 · 7 hours ago
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.

PEO MZ to meet July 28

By Vinton Today · 8:44am July 21st, 2014
PEO Chapter MZ will meet Monday, July 28, at 1:30, at the home of Pat Floyd assisted by Jo Schmidt. Karen Schlue will present the program.

Magic Show and Workshop set for Aug. 6, at library

By Vinton Public Library · 7:37am July 19th, 2014
Rick Eugene will bring his Magic Show and Workshop to Vinton as part of the summer reading program. The presentation takes place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the library The public is invited.

Theatre Camp students prepare for weekend performances

By Sue Gates · 12:25pm July 18th, 2014
Sixty-one excited actresses and actors have been spending time from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily learning songs, dances, and lines as a part of the production of “Merlin’s Apprentice and the Deadly Dragon” during the annual ACT 1 sponsored theatre camp. Three young people from the Old Creamery Theatre Company have been teaching these students all week.

Harley raffle continues; Special Olympics Benefit ride set for Aug. 16

By Vinton Today · 10:11am July 18th, 2014
The Vinton Shellsburg United (VSU) Special Olympics parents and volunteers are continuing to sell raffle tickets for a brand new Harley Davidson motorcycle, and t-shirts about the fund-raiser. Order forms for our annual benefit for shirts are now available, says Kris Kramer. The deadline for shirt ordering is Aug.

Area cooks invited to Farm Bureau Cookout; winners advance to State Fair

By Benton County Farm Bureau Federation · 2:42am July 18th, 2014
The 7th Annual Benton County Farm Bureau Cookout Contest is set for Saturday July 26th at the fairgrounds in Vinton. This will be in conjunction with the Benton County Fair activities. There is no cost to enter the contest; although pre-registration is requested. Interested grillers are asked to call the Benton County Farm Bureau office at (319) 472-4710 or e-mail Benton.

Cardboard Boat Races return to Vinton, July 26

By Vinton Parks & Recreation · 2:39am July 18th, 2014
On Saturday, July 26, The Vinton Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting its annual Cardboard Boat Races at the Vinton Community Swimming Pool. Boats must be made entirely out of cardboard and duct tape and are eligible to compete in one of the following race categories: 13 & Under (single-person boat), 14 & up (single person boat), and the Doubles Competition (two person boat - all ages welcome!).

Kids Triathlon set for July 26

By Vinton Parks & Recreation · 2:34am July 18th, 2014
On the morning of Saturday, July 26th, VPRD will be hosting its 5th annual 'Kids Triathlon.' The race is divided out by age divisions and gender. The 7-8 year olds will do a 50 meter swim, 1.2 mile bike ride, and a 0.6 mile run. 9-10 year olds will complete a 100 meter swim, 1.8 mile bike ride and a 1.

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