February 2 – QRT Dueling Pianos

Cairo Qrt is hosting Dueling Pianos at the Cairo Community Center on February 2nd.
Funds raised will help the Cairo QRT purchase a new Emergency Response Truck.

Doors open at 7:00 pm show starts at 8:00 pm.

Cash bar.

Ticket prices are 1 for $20, 2 for $35 or buy a table and get waiter service plus 30 drink tickets for $500.
Tables get designated seating and admission for 10 people.

Buy tickets from Pathway Bank or contact a QRT member.

Tickets are also available online through Eventbrite.

Brainstorming Cairo Style

The Cairo Steering Committee, led by chairman Anna Rathke, did some fantastic brainstorming on Monday night.

The committee focused on brainstorming in three categories:

  1. Main Street
  2. Programming
  3. Dream Community (money no object)

Some ideas for Main Street included: working with open storefronts, Dollar General, expand the use of the senior center, library, grocery store, medical, group office space, markers space, children’s museum and welcome signs.

Ideas for new and expanded programming included: senior programs, youth dance and gymnastics, preschool and early childhood, library, craft and book club, “I Can Camp”, tax prep, legion program, recycling and meal prep, and scouting program.

Dream Community ideas included: indoor pool, townhouses, assisted living, senior housing, nursing home, skate park, drive-in theater, pave ,road, shuttle to Dannebrog and Boelus, splash pad, community center, sport complex, more businesses, school improvements.

The committee will continue to meet to develop a strategic plan for feasibility and implementation of the visions. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend these meetings. Visit with Anna Rathke at Centura Hills or email cairosteeringcommittee@cairocommunity.com for more information about joing the committee and shaping the future of the Cairo Community.

January 26 – Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Annual Meeting

Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway Annual Conference
Cairo Senior Center, Cairo, Nebraska

8:00 – 9:00 AM: Continental Breakfast
10:00 AM: Annual Meeting
12:00 PM: Awards Luncheon
1:00 PM: Post Show Q & A by Ocean of Grass filmmaker Georg Joutras
2:00 PM: Sandhills Heritage Museum Presentation
3:00 PM: Celebrating Water Videos

Luncheon catered by Medina Street Vault

Public encouraged to attend Annual Meeting and Showing of Ocean of Grass on January 25th at 7:15pm at the Grand Theater in Grand Island, NE
Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway is a non profit organization whose mission is to conserve and promote the natural, cultural, historical, recreation and scenic qualities along the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway. ( Nebraska Hwy 2 between Grand Island and Alliance)

This group serves its membership by promoting the beauty of the Sandhills for travel and tourism. Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway serves its members by administering totaling more than a million dollars in grants over the years, that advertise, develop and promote travel and tourism in communities on Nebraska Highway 2

January 22 – Cairo Steering Committee

There will be a brainstorming meeting for the Cairo Steering Committee on January 22nd at 7:00pm at the Centura Hills Golf Course. I have recently taken over the committee and am coming to you for input! If you have ideas on how to improve our community and/or would like to join the Steering Committee, come to the meeting! If you have any questions, please contact Anna Rathke. (308) 390-4231