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· 12:36pm August 25th, 2016
Thousands of Scouts and volunteers representing the Hawkeye Area Council, Boy Scouts of America will go door-to-door collecting non-perishable food items to assist those in need during the annual Scouting For Food Drive. Scouting For Food, led by the Boy Scouts of America, is the largest nationwide community stewardship project aimed at addressing the problem of hunger in the communities Scouting serves.
· 11:23am August 24th, 2016
The 6th Annual “Bring the Noise 5K” to kick off Boomfest in Vinton, will be held on Saturday, August 27th at 9:00 a.m. Register online at www.getmeregistered.com/bringthenoise5k or send the attached form to PO Box 26, Vinton IA 52349 Registration Form 5K Flyer
· 10:45am August 24th, 2016
Residents of Garrison will have the opportunity to view the final conceptual landscape designs created through the Community Visioning Program, in which Garrison has been a participant since February. On Monday, August 29th, from 5pm to 7pm, Meg Flenker from Flenker Land Architecture Consultants, Trees Forever Field Coordinator Patty Reisinger, and members of the Garrison Community Visioning Committee will be available to answer questions regarding these designs.
· 8:24am August 21st, 2016
The Benton County Historical Society is hosting a traveling, interactive exhibit from August 26-Sept.6 that is free and open to the public (donations of non-perishable items for the Mobile Food Pantry and Benton County Food Pantry will be accepted). The exhibit “It Takes An Iowan” will be located at the Vinton Depot Railroad Museum at 612 Second Avenue, and focuses on Iowans as leaders in the ongoing endeavor of providing food for the nation and the world.
· 2:15am August 20th, 2016
Cub Scout Pack 47 in Vinton is holding their Fall Scouting Night on September 8th @ 6:00 pm at Riverside Park (round shelter). Join us for fun activities for boys and information about Scouting for parents. This is for boys in Kindergarten - 5th grade. Can't make it but would like more information, please contact Melvin Hurst woodbadgec1005@gmail.
· 12:38pm August 19th, 2016
Just eight days from now, cars will be rolling into town for some great outside shopping and street vending, complimented by live music and inflatables downtown for BOOMFEST…locals and visitors alike will be able to experience the wares of vendors from all around eastern IA, all the while being reminded by a certain “Boom Clock” of what is in store for Saturday night! With the final planning nearing completion and the pieces falling into place, now is a good time to remind not only our Vinton friends, but also all of thos...
· 10:17pm August 18th, 2016
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· 9:56am August 18th, 2016
Upcoming events in Center Point in September will include the Friends of the Library MINION PARTY, 1-3 p.m. at Andersen Center Point Library community room. Kids-$7, adults-$3. Paid reservations due by Sept. 16. Send names, phone number and check to Friends, Box 54, Center Point, IA 52213. Or sign up at Library.
· 5:47pm August 15th, 2016
The annual Vinton Kiwanis Club Bring the Noise 5K takes place during Boomtown weekend, on Saturday, Aug. 27. Registration begins at 8; the race begins at 9 a.m. on the east side of the Courthouse on 2nd Avenue. Entry Fee: $25 pre-registration online HERE. $30 Same day registration (Make checks payable to Vinton Kiwanis Club, PO Box 26, Vinton IA 52349)
· 11:12am August 15th, 2016
A safety day for any Benton County student in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade is being planned for Saturday, September 17, 2016. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Vinton. The Benton County Extension Service in conjunction with Progressive Agriculture, Benton County Farm Bureau, Vinton-Shellsburg FFA, Belle Plaine FFA, Benton Community FFA, Unity Point Clinic (Vinton & Shellsburg Family Practice), and Benton County beef, pork and dairy commodity groups are sponsoring the event.