For Event Questions /  Contact Vinton Unlimited Director at

© 2019 a MONKEYTHIS design      

'Marketing is our job. Strengthening communities is our mission."

  • Grey Facebook Icon

miss sesquicentennial



Starting in 1929, Vinton had a Sweet Corn Days Queen

and court, but the contest has not taken place since 1959.

For the Sesquicentennial Anniversary Celebration,

we are making a nod to that history by having a Miss Sesquicentennial and her Court!


The requirements for Miss Sesquicentennial were based

on age, enrollment within the VS school district, and residency within the 52349 area code. Applicants answered questions during Party in the Park, and our Queen and her Court selected!

To learn more about the Sesquicentennial Queen and her Court, read the biographies below!


The Vinton Sesquicentennial Queen, Grace Petrzelka and her Court will reign over the Sesquicentennial Celebration from August 17-24th, including the parade and numerous other events.​

The Vinton Sesquicentennial Committee is looking for any former Sweet Corn Days Queens or members of the Court.

 If you were a former queen or member of the court, or if you know of someone who was, please contact Molly Noren at or Deb Cummings at


Grace Petrzelka

Daughter of Brian Gage and the late Shana Petrzelka.  Grace recently graduated from Vinton-Shellsburg High School where she was active in National Honor Society, Speech, Debate, Concert Choir and Student Senate.  Grace will attend the University of Northern Iowa in the fall.

Sesquicentennial court

Daughter of Tom & Dana Lane.  Jenna is a 2018 graduate of Vinton-Shellsburg High School.  She currently attends Kirkwood Community College where she is the Vice President of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and is actively involved in STEM club.

Jenna Lane

Daughter of Kevin & Jamie Timmerman.  Libbie graduated from Vinton-Shellsburg High School with the Class of 2019.  She was involved in National Honor Society, Track & Field, Basketball, Cross Country and Student Senate.  She will attend Hawkeye Community College where she will be a member of the Cross Country and Track & Field teams.

Libbie Timmerman

Daughter of Shannon Wheeler & Calvin Wheeler.  Taylor is a 2017 graduate of Vinton-Shellsburg High School.  She currently attends the University of Northern Iowa where she is actively involved with Dance Marathon and Panther Mayhem.

Taylor Wheeler