Ocean of Grass Filmmaker Georg Joutras In Cairo on January 26th

The Village of Cairo maintains a membership with the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway organization. The organization’s vision is to improve our rural economy by working cooperatively to enhance the visitor experience. Because of this groups financial support the Village of Cairo has had the opportunity to talk about our restaurants, golf course, business park and Cairo events in booth space at the Nebraska State Fair, Omaha Boat Show and Nebraska Agri/Eco Tourism conference. The organization develops and purchases travel brochures that include Cairo and distributes them along I-80. Cairo events and services are featured in many Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway advertisements placed in magazines, on television and radio. Last year the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway awarded a scholarship to Centura graduate Abby Hadenfeldt. The marketing value of this $25 annual membership has easily exceeded $10,000 in marketing value over the last few years.

This year Cairo is hosting the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway annual meeting and conference at the Cairo Senior Center on January 26th. This year’s theme is Roots of the Sandhills. As a part of the conference Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway is bringing the film Ocean of Grass to the Grand Theater. Cairo night is January 25th. The film will also be shown on the 26th and th 27th as well.

Filmmaker, Georg Joutras, is hosting a Q&A session at the Cairo Senior Center on January 26th at 1:00 pm. Residents of the area are welcome to attend the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway meeting starting at 9:00 am or attend the lunch and Q&A with Mr. Joutras starting at noon. Lunch is catered by the Medina Street Vault.

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The Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway depends on and grants and membership dues to provide services to members and communities located on Nebraska Highway 2. To support their work and become a member please click here.

New Hope “Home for the Holidays”

Calling all Griswald’s…decorate your house for a chance to win the grand prize!  (Entry fee $20 per house)  Community members can enjoy a Hallmark inspired horse drawn carriage ride to view and vote on your favorite house.  ($5 per person)  End the evening with complimentary refreshments on Saturday December 15th from 5-8 pm at The Medina Street Vault.  Please call or text Bobbi Kaczor 308-379-8784 if you want to enter your house in the contest or if you have any questions!    

Santa is Coming to Town

You heard it here first people.  Santa is making the trek to our little village on December 8th!!!

Kids bring your wish lists.  Parents bring your cameras.  This is your opportunity to visit with Jolly Ol‘ Saint Nick.

The Village Board and Staff is serving up pancakes, sausage and juice for breakfast.  Free will offering.

Enjoy kids crafts and take home something from the bake sale to enjoy later in the day.

Mark your calendar to have breakfast with Santa Claus on December 8th starting at 9 am.  Contact the Cairo Village Office at 308-485-4400 for more information!

Senior Center Annual Candy Sale

Every year bakers and candy makers show off their culinary superiority for the annual candy sale.  The candy sale is a fundraiser supporting the services of the Cairo Senior Center.

Candy, cookies, jams, and jellies are available to purchase by the pound.  Save yourself some time this Christmas season let the team at the Senior Center do your baking.  Share confectioner joy, buy your sweets at the annual sale, repackage on a pretty plate and viola you have done two good deeds in no time.  You share the goodness of sweet treats and support those who utilize the Cairo Senior Center.

Now if you just want to take your treats home and enjoy, no judgment here folks.

Sale is December 1st starting at 9 am and ends at 1 pm.

Get your treats at the Senior Center.  You’ll be glad you did!!!!

Spook-Tacular Events

Cairo is your Halloween Central.  

7th Annual Trunk or Treat – Cairo United Methodist Church
Sunday October 28th, Cairo United Methodist Church
5:00-7:00 pm
Roasting Hot Dogs, s’mores by the fire.  Enjoy a Haunted Hallow put on by MYF Group.

Bring your kids in their Halloween Costumes for a fun safe time of Trick or Treating.  The church is asking for canned goods items to donate to the local food pantry.

Halloween Party – Centura Hills
Friday, October 26th at 6:30 pm
Snacks, drink specials and a costume contest and TRIVIA!
Trivia begins at 7:30pm
How it works… Teams consist of up to 6 people, $5 per player.  NO PHONES! There are different categories to show off your brain power and the winning team receives a cash prize.
Everyone is welcome!

Halloween Party – Cairo Bowl and Watering Hole
Saturday October 27th
Family Costume Contest
$5 per person unlimited bowling (includes shoes) from 7:00-8:30
Games, Photo Booth

Starting at 9:00pm in the bar Karaoke, Adult Games and Costume Contest with cash prizes.  Food an drink specials all night.

Trunk or Treat – Christ Lutheran Church
October 31st

For Those Who Can’t Make Up Their Minds

If you can’t make up your mind whether you like to bowl more than you like to golf or whether you like to golf more than you like to bowl here you go.

Cairo Bowl and Watering Hole are teaming up with Centura Hills for a golf/bowling tournament on October 21 at 11:00 am.

This is a 2 person team/$160 per team.  Includes golf, golf cart, bowling and dinner served at the Watering Hole.

Cash prize for the winners will be awarded, flag prizes and raffles; all will be handed out at the Watering Hole.

Bowling consists of 3 games of scotch doubles;  you and your partner will alternate shots.

A portion of the money will be donated to Danielle Lemek for Q school and road to LPGA.

Please contact Cairo Bowl or Centura Hills for more information on this event.

Monogram Money Downtown Cairo

The team at Junk-tion 2&11 are bringing Monogram Money to downtown Cairo during Junk Jaunt.  Junk-tion 2&11 is partnering with KRVN Radio for live remotes with the myth, the man, the legend, Brandon Benitz!!

Get in on the chance to play Monogram Money, giving away $88.80 each spin.  You must be present to win.  Game starts at 9 am on Friday, September 28th.

Last year winners won $355 and $533.60 so make sure you do not miss out on this opportunity to play and win Monogram Money during Nebraska Junk Jaunt 2018.

Junk-tion 2&11 is located at the corner of Hwy 2 and Hwy 11.  Junk-tion 2 &11 is open Friday 7-7, Saturday 7-7 and Sunday 8-5.

Vault to Vineyard Cross Country Relay

Join us for a great day of fun, fitness, & friendship as Cedar Hills partners with the Vault to co-host our first annual cross country relay run!!!

August 18 starting at 8:30 am

Format: This will be a 4-person relay race over a 17.7 mile course beginning at the Medina Street Vault coffee shop in Cairo and ending at Cedar Hills Vineyard & Gardens winery just east of Ravenna. The course consists of about 1 mile of pavement with the rest being gravel country roads, and crosses the rolling hills with scenic views. Our hope is to encourage people to come see what rural Nebraska has to offer, while having some fun along the way!

Registration: Please send an email to either cedarhillsvineyard@gmail.com OR medinastreetvault@aol.com and registration forms will be sent to you. Participation cost is $100 per team of four. On-site check-in will begin at 7:30 am with the race beginning at 8:30 am. The Vault will open early that day at 7 am.

Amenities: Participants will each receive a t-shirt and entry into the Runner’s Lounge following the race which will include food by the Vault and sangria & slushies by Cedar Hills. There will be door prizes and more, including prizes for best costumes, team spirit, oldest team, youngest team, etc. Pre and post-race photo booth stations will be available, as well as lots of family fun!

More information on our Facebook event page.