The very last day for Vinton County residents to register yard sales for the annual Countywide Yard Sale is next Tuesday, May 23!

Register your yard sale online at vintoncounty.com/vinton-county-yard-sale.html

The Chamber of Commerce office will be closed Monday and Tuesday next week, but you can still submit entries online or by visiting Hammond Insurance, LLC, located at 114 W. Main St. in McArthur, beside Vinton County National Bank.

The Countywide Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, June 3, 2017, officially starting at 9 a.m. The event is organized by the Vinton County Chamber of Commerce and will feature dozens of yard sales around the county.

The Chamber of Commerce has been collecting the locations of these yard sales and will publish this list in a booklet that will be distributed around the county one week prior to the sale. The list will also be available on www.vintoncounty.com.

A yard sale listing in the booklet is free, but it must be registered with the Chamber of Commerce no later than May 23 to be included in the publicity. Each listing will include the street address of the sale and a brief description of items.

This is also a wonderful opportunity for non-profit organizations and churches throughout the county to host yard and bake sales. Some Chamber member businesses will feed hungry yard sale enthusiasts with discounted food at breakfast and lunch time.

For more information on the Countywide Yard Sale, contact the Chamber Office at 740-596-5033 or by email at info@vintoncounty.com. You may also register online at vintoncounty.com/vinton-county-yard-sale.html
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Countywide Yard Sale

June 3, 2017, 9:00am - June 3, 2017, 4:00pm

Vinton County’s annual Countywide Yard Sale will take place on Saturday, June 3, 2017, starting at 9 a.m. The event is organized by the Vinton County Chamber of Commerce and will feature dozens of yard sales around the county. Register your yard sale now: vintoncounty.com/vinton-county-yard-sale.html The Chamber of Commerce is currently collecting the locations of these yard sales and will publish this list in a booklet that will be distributed around the county one week prior to the sale. The list will also be available on www.vintoncounty.com. A yard sale listing in the booklet is free, but it must be registered with the Chamber of Commerce no later than May 22 to be included in the publicity. Each listing will include the street address of the sale and a brief description of items. Enhanced listings featuring photos and prices may also be purchased for a small fee. This is also a wonderful opportunity for non-profit organizations and churches throughout the county to host yard and bake sales. Some Chamber member businesses will feed hungry yard sale enthusiasts with discounted food at breakfast and lunch time. For more information on the Countywide Yard Sale, contact the Chamber Office at 740-596-5033 or by email at info@vintoncounty.com. You may also register online at vintoncounty.com/vinton-county-yard-sale.html or in person at the Chamber Office, located at 104 W. Main St. in McArthur.

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Vinton County National Bank - VCNB is asking local history buffs to dig through their old photographs for their best images of Vinton County! A contest will be held to choose the best antique/vintage pictures and prizes will be awarded. This contest is being held in conjunction with the bank’s 150th anniversary celebration.

For more information or to download the entry form, visit vcnbfamily.me/2017/04/19/vcnb-announces-photo-contest/

Pictures of local life from Vinton County’s past are welcomed including streetscapes, landscapes, architecture, people, industry, nature and all other aspects of local life during our bank’s history. Pictures should be at least 40 years old.

Pictures may be submitted digitally either on a disc or by emailing brandi.betts@vintoncountybank.com. Pictures submitted in person should not be matted or framed and can be submitted to Vinton County National Bank at 112 W. Main St., McArthur, OH 45651, ATTN: Brandi Betts. All submitted pictures will be carefully scanned and returned to the owners. Originals will not be kept.

The very best pictures will be printed for use in a display in the bank’s McArthur office during our 150th celebration in July. Entries are due by June 2 and the contest winners will be announced during an Open House at the bank on July 1. There is no limit on the number pictures one person can submit however every picture must be accompanied by an entry form. Complete rules and entry forms can be picked up at the bank or found below. See below for complete rules, categories and prizes.

The bank is celebrating 150 years in business with events, specials and activities throughout 2017. The public is encouraged and invited to take part in the celebrations. For more information on the 150th, the bank’s history or the contest, visit www.vintoncountybank.com/150/
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Something unique will be happening on Friday, May 19!

The Southern Ohio Forest Rally is coming to Vinton County this Friday, May 19. Organizers are planning a car show on West High Street in McArthur early in the day from 12:30-2 p.m.

From there, the drivers will head to Zaleski State Forest and race throughout the rest of the day. There will be service checkpoints at the Vinton County Airport. A spectator’s spot will be available off Long Ridge Road in Brown Township.

The rally will continue on Saturday at the Ross County Fairgrounds. For more details on the race and spectating information, visit www.southernohioforestrally.com
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Sunday's Wild Turkey Festival schedule:

Noon — Car Show

Noon — Booths/Exhibits/Rides Open

12:30 p.m. — Little Miss Gobblerette & Little Mr. Gobbler

1 p.m. — Baby Contest (registration runs 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)

3 p.m. — Son-Shine Gospel Group

4 p.m. — Turkey Drop and Raffle Drawings

5 p.m. — Festival Closes
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Saturday is shaping up to be a beautiful day at Vinton County's Wild Turkey Festival. Here is today's schedule of events:

11 a.m. — Talent Show

Noon — Booths/Exhibits Open

1 p.m. — Visiting Queens Luncheon

2 p.m. — Baton Show

4 p.m. — Visiting Queens Introduction

6 p.m. — Grand Parade, featuring Marshal Millie Kohn

7 p.m. — Queen Crowning

8 p.m. — Hayley Keffer

9 p.m. — No Regrets Band

View Sunday's schedule at vintoncountytravel.com/events/wild-turkey-festival-2017/
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Here's the Wild Turkey Festival schedule for Friday, May 5:

Noon — Booths/Exhibits Open

6 p.m. — Introduction of queen candidates

7 p.m. — The Band Keesey

9 p.m. — Eastwood

10 p.m. — Split the Pot

View the full schedule at vintoncountytravel.com/events/wild-turkey-festival-2017/
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Despite the rainy spring weather, we hope you'll be able to attend this year's Wild Turkey Festival in downtown McArthur. Here's the schedule for Thursday, May 4:

5 p.m. — Opening Ceremony, featuring 2016 queen's court/boys basketball and cheerleaders

6-8 p.m. — Opening Act, VCHS Band

8:30-10:30 p.m. — Headline Act, Hayley Keffer

9:30 p.m. — Split the Pot

A full schedule of events can be found at vintoncountytravel.com/events/wild-turkey-festival-2017/
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Don't miss this year's Wild Turkey Festival!

A full schedule of events can be found at vintoncountytravel.com/events/wild-turkey-festival-2017/
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Wild Turkey Festival

May 4, 2017, 5:00pm - May 7, 2017, 4:00pm

Watch the streets of downtown McArthur come alive with food, music, and fun for the whole family during Vinton County’s 33rd annual Wild Turkey Festival. The festival includes activities such as great nightly entertainment on the sound stage, carnival rides and games, a car show, a quilt show, and queen and baby contests. Music The Vinton County High School Marching Band will open the festival on Thursday night. Singer Hayley (Watson) Keffer will perform.On Friday, The Band Keesey and Eastwood, a Vinton County-based country group, will perform. Hayley Keffer will sing as the opening act on Saturday evening, followed by headliners No Regrets, playing ’80s rock-n-roll hits. An unannounced gospel group will perform on Sunday afternoon. Other Events and Activities A talent show is planned for Saturday afternoon. Specific details have yet to be announced. The Grand Parade will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, followed by the crowning of the new Wild Turkey Festival Queen. The Ohio Historical Society make a presentation. Like always, the festival will feature numerous food vendors, games, raffles, contests, and other booths. Grilled turkey legs will be back! Turkey drops are planned for each night in front of the stage. The festival will open on May 4, the first Thursday evening in May, and runs through Sunday afternoon, May 7. For more information, visit www.wildturkeyfestival.com or call 740-596-5033.

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Watch the streets of downtown McArthur come alive with food, music, and fun for the whole family during Vinton County’s 33rd annual Wild Turkey Festival. The festival includes activities such as great nightly entertainment on the sound stage, carnival rides and games, a car show, a quilt show, and queen and baby contests.

Music
The Vinton County High School Marching Band will open the festival on Thursday night. Singer Hayley (Watson) Keffer will perform.On Friday, The Band Keesey and Eastwood, a Vinton County-based country group, will perform. Hayley Keffer will sing as the opening act on Saturday evening, followed by headliners No Regrets, playing ’80s rock-n-roll hits. An unannounced gospel group will perform on Sunday afternoon.

Other Events and Activities
A talent show is planned for Saturday afternoon. Specific details have yet to be announced.
The Grand Parade will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, followed by the crowning of the new Wild Turkey Festival Queen. The Ohio Historical Society make a presentation. Like always, the festival will feature numerous food vendors, games, raffles, contests, and other booths. Grilled turkey legs will be back! Turkey drops are planned for each night in front of the stage.

The festival will open on May 4, the first Thursday evening in May, and runs through Sunday afternoon, May 7.

For more information, visit www.wildturkeyfestival.com or call 740-596-5033.
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Wild Turkey Festival

May 4, 2017, 5:00pm - May 7, 2017, 4:00pm

Watch the streets of downtown McArthur come alive with food, music, and fun for the whole family during Vinton County’s 33rd annual Wild Turkey Festival. The festival includes activities such as great nightly entertainment on the sound stage, carnival rides and games, a car show, a quilt show, and queen and baby contests. Music The Vinton County High School Marching Band will open the festival on Thursday night. Singer Hayley (Watson) Keffer will perform.On Friday, The Band Keesey and Eastwood, a Vinton County-based country group, will perform. Hayley Keffer will sing as the opening act on Saturday evening, followed by headliners No Regrets, playing ’80s rock-n-roll hits. An unannounced gospel group will perform on Sunday afternoon. Other Events and Activities A talent show is planned for Saturday afternoon. Specific details have yet to be announced. The Grand Parade will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, followed by the crowning of the new Wild Turkey Festival Queen. The Ohio Historical Society make a presentation. Like always, the festival will feature numerous food vendors, games, raffles, contests, and other booths. Grilled turkey legs will be back! Turkey drops are planned for each night in front of the stage. The festival will open on May 4, the first Thursday evening in May, and runs through Sunday afternoon, May 7. For more information, visit www.wildturkeyfestival.com or call 740-596-5033.

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Ohio State Parks is offering a 25% discount on cabins booked on Valentine's Day.

Cabin reservations made today only, February 14, will earn you 25% off your stay. Select Ohio State Parks are now offering a discount when you book using the promo code Valentine17.

This offer includes cabins at Lake Hope, Hocking Hills, Buck Creek, Cowan Lake, Dillon, Mohican, Pike Lake, and Pymatuning state parks. The discount applies to new reservations only for overnight stays February 15 through March 12, 2017.

The discount may not be used in combination with other discounts or promotions.

Call 1-866-644-6727 or visit ohiostateparks.reserveamerica.com now to book your stay at Ohio State Parks.
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