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Who  created  the  logo?

Emily Timmermans Shern submitted an entry to the Vinton Unlimited Sesquicentennial Logo Contest that was held in 2018. Her entry was selected out of several entries submitted by local artists and reviewed by a panel of judges. She is a 2008 graduate of Vinton-Shellsburg High School. Emily says she has always had a passion for the arts, and knew she wanted to pursue that passion early on in life.


She began her career at the Wayzata Country Club in Wayzata, Minnesota in 2012 after graduating from Wartburg College with degrees in Communications Design and Public Relations. She currently works at the Wayzata Country Club as the Communications & Design Director. 


Emily loves creating in her free time as well, designing wedding invitations and doing small business branding. She and her husband Alec live in South Minneapolis and enjoy spending time with friends and family, biking and exploring the Twin Cities!



If you have an emergency in need of IMMEDIATE medical attention, call 911.


Virginia Gay Hospital, 502 N 9th Ave, Vinton, Iowa 52349 | (319) 472-6200

Vinton Fire Department, 109 East 2nd Street, Vinton, Iowa 52349 | Emergency call 911, (319) 472-2321

Vinton Police Department, 310 A Ave, Vinton, IA 52349 | Emergency call 911, (319) 472-2321

North Benton Ambulance Service, 704 W 4th St, Vinton, IA 52349 | (319) 472-2091


Thanks to numerous sponsors, we can provide almost all of our events at no cost. An admission fee of $5 will be collected for people 12 and older at the Live Music in Celebration Park on the evening of August 17th. Some of the events will have a box for donations set out. This is by no means a requirement to enjoy the event but is absolutely appreciated.  Several of the events will have food, drinks or merchandise available for purchase.

Will there  be  fireworks?


Definitely! Our Sesquicentennial Celebration finale will be some of the finest firework displays the State of Iowa has to offer, thanks to Boomtown. Visit for details!


Will there  be  a  parade?


Yes, two in fact!! Plans are in motion for boat parade on the Cedar River and a GRAND PARADE complete with a Sesquicentennial Royalty Court on Saturday, August 17.

Is there  an  official  headquarters  office?

The official headquarters for the Vinton's Sesquicentennial event is located at 303 First Ave., Vinton, Iowa.

Need  a  place  to  stay?



COBBLESTONE INN & SUITES , 1202 West 11th Street, Vinton, IA 52349 | (319) 472-2220 


URBANA INN AND SUITES, 5369 Hutton Dr, Urbana, IA 52345 | (319) 443-8888




RODGERS PARK , 2113 57th Street Trail, Vinton, IA 52349 | (319) 472-4942

BENTON CITY PARK , 5899 29th Ave. Dr., Vinton, IA  52349

HOEFLE-DULIN PARK , 5901 27th Ave., Vinton, IA 52349

Need  to  fuel  up?



CASEY'S GENERAL STORE, 1112 W 4th St, Vinton, IA 52349 | (319) 472-2265

Open 5a-11p Sunday-Saturday.

EHLINGER'S VINTON EXPRESS, 310 S K Ave, Vinton, IA 52349 | (319) 472-5470

Open 5a-10p Sunday-Saturday

JOHNS QWIK STOP, 814 C Ave, Vinton, IA 52349 | (319) 472-5137

Open 5a-10p Sunday-Thursday and 5a-11p Friday and Saturday.

Are  there  shopping  opportunities?

Yes! You'll find several options for a little retail therapy between Sesquicentennial events. For a sample of what's available, visit the Vinton Unlimited website at

What is available  for  dining?

Glad you asked. As with most community celebrations, there will be street food options, but if you are interested in other alternatives, visit the Vinton Unlimited website at