Junk Jaunt Update

junk jaunt t-shirt 2014Junk Jaunt arrives next week.  According to statistics we can expect up to 20,000 people from over 34 states to attend this event.  This is an excellent opportunity for Cairo to showcase our Village and an excellent fundraising opportunity for groups in our community.

The Booster Club will be the main food booth at the North Ball Field this year.  The Booster club will be serving breakfast burritos in the morning, burgers and brats for lunch and early supper.  The North Ball Field holds approximately 35 vendor spaces.

Junk Jaunt organizers have added an additional  vendor field at Christ Lutheran Church.  36 vendors booths are available in this location.  Christ Lutheran Church will be the main food vendor.  Christ Lutheran Church will also be a vendor, selling donated items from congregation members and the community.

Junk Jaunt has added visitor centers at the North Ball Field, Christ Lutheran Church and on High Street.  Visitors centers will provide information on rest room facilities, parking, assist vendors in set up, provide maps of Cairo and Junk Jaunt Shopper guides.  Visitors centers will also sell Cairo Passports, Bumper Stickers and T-shirts.

Junk jaunt passport doorThe Cairo Passport Program will feature 7 locations.  Passport owners can stop by one of the passport locations to punch their passport.  Completed passports can be left in any of the passport locations or at the visitor centers.  Completed passports will be entered to win Cairo Junk Jaunt T-Shirts, Coffee Mugs and Bumper Stickers.  Passport locations include:  The Watering Hole, Oak Creek Mercantile, Cairo Community Center, Christ Lutheran Church,  Centura Canteen(Booster Club Booth at North Ball Field), Pathway Bank and Planter Paradise.

The Junk Jaunt organizers are in need of volunteers to man visitor booths during the event.  Please contact Charity Adams at 308-379-9119 or charity@cairocommunity.com to volunteer your time to make Junk Jaunt 2014 a success!


Yearbook and Media Class Visits NTV and UNK

Wednesday September 3rd the yearbook and computer media students got the opportunity to go on a field trip. They visited NTV and the University of Nebraska – Kearney. While at NTV the students went on a tour of the studio and even got to go into the live studio and watch the end of “The Good Life” program. At UNK the students toured the communications building and got an idea of how the journalism department is run. The students got a chance to see how the UNK newspaper also known as The Antelope is put together and edited. One other thing the students got to experience was the UNK radio station 91.1. Some students even got to participate in the radio broadcast. It was a very fun and educational day.