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Breast Cancer Survivors to meet, Monday, September 12 at 5:30 p.m.

By Janet Woodhouse · 10:45am August 31st, 2016
Breast Cancer Survivors We will meet Monday, September 12 at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and conversation at Windsor Manor in the dining room. Meal cost is $7. Reservations not required. Please call Angie Tharp 472-2994, Lisa Staab 472-5255 Lu Karr 319-560-9408 or Janet Woodhouse 472-4862 if you have questions.

Registration for the 5th and Final Flaughless 5K is under way. The annual run/walk in memory of Dan Flaugh will take place Saturday, Oct. 15. Organizer Georgia Meeker Sysouchanh has said this will be the last event. Funds raised will go toward Retrieving Freedom, the organization that helps match veterans with dogs to help them deal with symptoms of PTSD.

Annual Scouting for Food Drive

By Jay Lash · 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.

6th Annual 'Bring the Noise 5K' August 27th

By Vinton Today · 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

Garrison Visioning Committee to Present Final Conceptual Landscape Designs

By Teresa Meyer · 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.

Interactive traveling display to focus on Iowa Ag; opens in Vinton Aug. 26

By Benton County Historical Society · 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.

Cub Scouts Pack 47 sets recruiting night for Sept. 8

By Vinton Today · 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.

Just one week until Boomtown 'Brings the Noise'

By Tami Stark · 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...

Awana to begin Sept. 7, at Oak Grove Church

By Vinton Today · 10:17pm August 18th, 2016
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Center Point Library plans Minions party, Sept. 24

By Rich Hannen · 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.

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