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Oct
31
Sat
Community Halloween Activities
Oct 31 all-day

It will be a SPOOKY, HAPPY HALLOWEEN in Benton County.  Many communities have already communicated Trick-or-Treat and Trunk-or-Treat times.  Find out when to hit the streets or turn your lights on in your community below!

Atkins:

Belle Plaine:
Trick-Or-Treat — October 31st, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Truck-Or-Treat — October 31st, 5:00pm-6:15pm

Blairstown:

Keystone:
Trick-Or-Treat —
Turner Hall Costume Contest —
Turner Hall Adult Halloween Party —

Garrison:

Luzerne:

Mt. Auburn:

Newhall:

Norway:

Shellsburg:

Urbana:
Trick-Or-Treat — October 31st, 5:00pm-7:30pm

Van Horne:

Vinton:
Trick-Or-Treat — October 31st, 5:00pm-7:30pm
Kids Halloween Party, Parade & Movie — October, 31st, 10:00am — This is a free event that will take place on the courtyard lawn.  The event is for kids 5th grade and younger. Event is sponsored by VPRD, the Palace Theater and Fareway.

Walford:

Watkins:

Nov
3
Tue
GET OUT AND VOTE! Benton County Polling Places
Nov 3 all-day

Make sure your vote counts and GET OUT AND VOTE on November 3rd.  Find out where your polling place is BELOW.  Also, check out this article from Vinton Today to find out who is running in your community.

Atkins:
12pm-8pm
Atkins City Hall/Library
480 3rd Ave

Belle Plaine:
12pm-8pm
All residents vote at the Belle Plaine Fire Station
504 13th St.

Blairstown:
12pm-8pm
Blairstown City Hall/Community Center
305 Locust St NW

Keystone:
12pm-8pm
Keystone City Hall
208 1st St

Garrison:
12pm-8pm
Garrison Fire Station
103 S Birch Ave

Luzerne:
12pm-8pm
Blairstown City Hall/Community Center
305 Locust St NW

Mt. Auburn:
12pm-8pm
Mt. Auburn Fire Station

Newhall:
7am-8pm
Newhall City Hall
220 1st St E

Norway:
12pm-8pm
St. Michael’s Parish Center – Norway
512 Evergreen St

Shellsburg:
12pm-8pm
Shellsburg Legion Hall
114 Main St SW

Urbana:
7am-8pm
Urbana City Hall/Community Center
102 Capitol Ave

Van Horne:
12pm-8pm
Van Horne Community Center
508 1st Ave

Vinton:
7am-8pm
All residents vote at the Vinton Skate Center
1703 C. Ave. Vinton, IA

Walford:
12pm-8pm
Walford City Hall/Community Center
120 5th St.

Nov
7
Sat
Veterans Benefit Pancake Breakfast @ Vinton Shellsburg High School Cafeteria
Nov 7 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

The Vinton-Shellsburg FFA Chapter will be hosting a Veterans Benefit Pancake Breakfast to support local Veterans.

The breakfast will be held at the Vinton-Shellsburg High School cafeteria at 7 am-11 am. The meal will include sausage links, eggs, coffee, orange juice, milk and of course pancakes!

This Pancake Breakfast is open to any one who wishes to come and it will be a free will donation with all proceeds going to the Benton County Veterans Assistance Program.

Fall Craft & Bake Sale @ Skate Center
Nov 7 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

This annual event features crafts, baked goods and other items from all over the area. Vendors need to contact the VPRD office for registration materials. No admission charge but a vendor fee.

Nov
14
Sat
Urbana Farmer’s Markets @ Urbana Community Center
Nov 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

When you buy locally in Urbana, IA, directly from Urbana area markets and farms, you help support your local Urbana economy. In return, you will get the freshest, best-tasting food available and help reduce the production of greenhouse gasses.

Visit the Urbana Farmer’s Markets at the Urbana Community Center on the second Saturday of every month!

Nov
17
Tue
NETS for VETS @ Vinton Shellsburg High School Gym
Nov 17 @ 4:00 pm

Iowa Hall of Pride Challenge presents a basketball game between the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikettes and the Belle Plaine Plainsmen at the Vinton-Shellsburg High School Gymnasium.

Game times:
Junior Varsity — 5:00pm
Girls Varsity — 7:00pm

Gate charge will be free will donation.

Before the game, be sure to join the Vikette basketball team and the Benton County Veterans for a free will donation BBQ! BBQ will go from 4pm-6pm.

ALL GATE, MEAL AND T-SHIRT PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO THE LOCAL BENTON COUNTY VETERAN’S ASSISTANCE FUND!!!

Nov
19
Thu
Soup Supper & Lighted Holiday Parade @ Fire Station
Nov 19 all-day

There will be a Chili Supper to help raise funds to send area Veterans to Washington D.C. for the tour of a lifetime. The supper will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Vinton Fire Station. The Vinton Lions Club will be serving and donations will be collected.

The 5th Annual Veterans Patriotic Christmas Parade begins at 6 p.m. that evening.
All local residents, businesses, organization and churches are invited to join the event.

Line-up begins at 5:30 p.m. east and south of Wesley United Methodist Church at the intersection of 6th Street and 2nd Ave. The parade route leads through downtown, ending at the courthouse, where Santa will arrive via fire truck to greet children.

Chili Supper @ Vinton Fire Station
Nov 19 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Help send our Veterans to Washington DC for a tour of a lifetime!

Meal served by the Vinton Lions Club.
Cost is free will donation

Stop by before the Christmas Parade for a warm meal and to support the Eastern Iowa Honor Flight!

6th Annual Veteran’s Patriotic Christmas Parade @ Downtown Vinton
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm

“Merry Christmas to all, and to all a PATRIOTIC good night!”

Considering the support received from the citizens and businesses of Benton County, the local Veterans organizations felt a parade would be one way to help enlighten your Christmas spirit.

We invite all to watch and/or participate in this year’s parade.

If you’d like to ‘march’ in the parade, put a float in or just come to watch, ALL are welcome! Please use a Christmas and/or patriotic theme for your float. Please no Santa, as he is already here from the North Pole.

If you have any questions and/or would like to be in the parade (however pre-registration is not required), call one of the following – Ron Geiger – V.F.W. Post 8884, 319-310-7719; Bobbi Enos – Am. Legion Post 57, 319-654-4114; Dennis Miller – Am. Vets, 319-573-4891

Nov
20
Fri
Rabe Hardware Fireplace Showcase & Grand Reopening @ Rabe Hardware Showroom
Nov 20 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Rabe Hardware Grand Reopening

Join the Rabe Hardware team in celebrating the grand reopening of their Vinton location and check out their EXPANSIVE fireplace show room.

From 4:00pm – 7:00pm you will enjoy food, drinks and giveaways! The team will also be giving fireplace maintenance tips and there will be factor representatives on site as well.

Have an old furnace? In conjunction with their grand reopening, they are launching their first ever “Oldest Furnace Contest”! Some lucky homeowner will win a new Lennox furnace with installation, FREE. Please check out the details for that event HERE!