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Jason McGee Fundraiser

There was a fundraiser on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Vinton Rec Center for Jason McGee, one of the Town of Vinton police officers.  The fundraiser included an auction, a silent auction, a bake sale, hot dogs and BBQ, and the Rec Center pool open for use with a donation.  Live music was on hand at the Rec Center Pavilion.  Despite rainy weather, there was a large turnout and the event raised a considerable sum to pay for medical expenses.  Mayor Kenneth Stinson issued a proclamation declaring September 8 to be Jason McGee day.

The Town of Vinton stands behind Jason McGee and asks he be kept in our thoughts and prayers.

Memorial Day 2018

2018 Memorial Day Program

A Memorial Day program was held on Monday, May 28, at VFW Post 9854 on Hwy 109.  Mayor Kenneth Stinson and VMAFC VP Houston Fruge gave the opening comments.  Guest speaker was Major Debbie McElhannon, USAR.  J.D. Malone gave a short presentation on the Bataan Death March.  Part of the ceremony included the awarding of certificates to the winners of the VMAFC Essay Contest.  Two of the winners, Brooklyn Landry and Grace Lange, gave remarks to the audience.  The other award winners were Corbyn Coleman, Taylor Frederick, and Madison Jones.

ECA Students

National Day of Prayer 2018

National Day of Prayer

On Thursday, May 3, citizens gathered in front of the Vinton Police Department to take part in the National Day of Prayer.  Leading the group in song were children from Emmanuel Christian Academy.  They also performed a song in sign language.  Rev. Andy Goff, Welsh Memorial Methodist Church, led the opening prayer.  David Smith gave the closing words.

New Cobblestone Inn and Suites Hotel in Vinton

The official opening of the new Cobblestone Inn and Suites Hotel in Vinton was on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.  Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser was in attendance and presided over the ribbon cutting.  Representing the Town of Vinton were Mayor Stinson and Council Members Patrick Vice and Stephanie Hardy.

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