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Medallion  Hunt

8/16/2019 7:50pm UPDATE - The medallion has been found! Thanks to all who played along! 

The hunt is on! The 2019 medallion hunt will begin just in time for the sesquicentennial celebration! Starting on Monday, August 12th, one clue will be released each week night at 6pm. Each clue will be a hint to the location of the ONE hidden medallion. Keep track of your clue destinations. The medallion is hidden in a public location.

The clues will be posted below, in the window of the Governor Sherman building (303 1st Avenue) and on the electronic signs at Farmers Savings Bank and the Vinton Palace Theater. An announcement will be made in the same locations once the medallion has been found.

Once you find the medallion, call the phone number with it to let us know it's been found!

In addition to the medallion, the winner will receive a Vinton prize pack. The winner will be announced on Saturday, August 17th during the band intermission at Celebration Park (need not be present to win). 

Clue #1: In Days Past --- Lions roamed across town

Clue #2: In Days Past --- In 1860 there was a groundbreaking on the fourth at 8:23

Clue #3: In Days Past --- Washington was at Concord

Clue #4: In Days Past --- A denomination changed but the site stayed the same

Clue #5: But Today --- X marks the spot!!!


sesquicentennial  house  hunt

Identify photos of twelve historic homes that remain a part of the Vinton landscape today. Your mission is to locate each one, write the correct address under the corresponding photo and turn in for a chance at winning a cash prize! 

View the house photos on the front page of the August 7th Livewire or download here

  • All ages welcome to play.

  • Please be respectful of the homeowners' privacy and property.

  • Forms must be turned in at the Vinton Livewire office (108 E. 5th Street) no later than 5pm on Monday, August 26th. 

  • The person with the most correct address/photo matches will be declared the winner. In the event of multiple entries having the highest number correct, all qualifying names will be entered in a random drawing to determine the winner. 

  • Judges' decision is final. 

Prize sponsored by Clingman Pharmacy, Elwick Electric, Koop's, McDowell's, Wilson-Hite Insurance. 


Sesquicentennial ART  Contest


This contest is open to adults & youth with entries to be judged by the visiting Wall Dogs! Entries must be 2D Visual Arts that can be displayed on an easel or wall (Drawings, Paintings, Prints, Photographs, and flat Mixed media). Submissions are due Sunday, August 18, 2019. Entries will be displayed downtown during Sesquicentennial Celebration 2019 (August 18-24). Winners will be on display at Boomfest on Saturday, August 24, and included in 2020 Vinton Art Calendar!  Visit the Vinton Guild of Fine Arts website for additional details on how to enter!