Community is defined as "a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common," but also as "a feeling of fellowship with others." Vilonia is a city that embodies both of these definitions; not only do the people who call Vilonia home live in the same place, but there is a feeling of home, of 'fellowship', of family.
Whether you already live here, plan to move here, or just want to visit, let Vilonia show you what can be accomplished when a community comes together.
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The Vilonia Handmade and Homegrown Market is a local farmer's market located at 1113 Main Street, in the parking lot of the Methodist Church. Vendors can accept cash and debit/credit cards. Browse the photos on their Facebook page for some of the great items they offer, or call 501-590-9385 for more information.
The Vilonia Public Library, located at 3 Bise Drive, is a branch of the Faulkner-Van Buren Regional Library System. The library offers adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction, DVDs, audio books, magazines and music. Their phone number is 501-796-8520 and they are open 9 am - 6 pm Monday through Thursday and 9 am - 5 pm on Friday. Library cards can be obtained by any age (parental accompaniment requested for minors without ID and all children under 13 years), require ID and proof of address (such as a recent piece of mail), and are free. In addition, they may be used at any of the affiliated libraries: Clinton, Conway, Damascus, Greenbrier, Mayflower, Mt. Vernon, Twin Groves and Vilonia.
Vilonia Lions Club is the local chapter of Lions Club International, the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. They host several projects through the year, including an Easter Egg Hunt, Eye Glass Donation Drive, and Senior Citizens Thanksgiving Lunch. For more information, please visit their Facebook.
The Museum of Veterans and Military History, located at 53 N. Mt Olive Road in Vilonia, is a fully functioning museum featuring military history exhibits and maximizing veteran integration in daily operations. They host events, lead torus, and collaborate with local schools, priding themselves on "serving all ages including day care children and nursing home residents. The museum is open Fridays and Saturdays from 9 am - 4 pm. Their Facebook page has more information, or call them at 501-796-4572.
The Vilonia Senior Citizens Center is open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 1:30 pm. They provide meals and offer a variety of activities, including cards, billiards, dominoes, and an exercise room. They are located at 10 Bise Drive and can be reached at 501-796-4680. They are affiliated with the Faulkner County Council on Aging and funded via CareLINK. See the FCCA page for menu, calendar, and more.
Spirit of Vilonia is a "cooperative all-volunteer ministry begun by several local churches that provides food assistance to our neighbors in need" located at 1113 Main Street. SOV is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, so all donations are tax deductible and 100% goes toward their mission, although only about 98% manages to make it to the food pantry. The food pantry is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 am - noon and there are no income restrictions. The thrift store is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 9 am - noon and their prices cannot be beat ($3 for a bag of clothes, even children, pants, or plus size!). They accept cash and cards for payment and monetary donations. Check out their Facebook page for more information or call 501-849-4320.
There are several Facebook pages created by the community for the community.
Vilonia Online Community Page is a public Facebook group offering residents a place to connect. They promote sharing ideas, events, activities, and yard sales.
Vilonia Neighbors, Helping Neighbors is a private Facebook group offering residents a place to request, receive, and offer help to community members.
Revive Vilonia is a group of dedicated community members working to "promote Vilonia and participate in being proactive," helping to "embrace the future and what Vilonia has to offer." The group emphasizes networking and community contribution benefiting the community.