Chalk It Up

Come and decorate Main street sidewalks with your chalk art!

When:  Friday June 9th-Starting at 5:00 pm

Where:  Main Street

Bring your own chalk or chalk will also be available outside the village office

Theme:  Dear Ole’ Nebraska

Miss Cornstalk Pageant

Remember to sign up for the Miss Cornstalk Pageant, two age divisions 4&5 and 6-8, forms can be printed from the Cairo website or picked up at city hall. Forms must be completed and turned in by 5:00 Friday, June 9th. For any questions please contact Jaime at 485-4400 or 308-940-1657.

Cornstalk Parade – June 10th at 10 am

Polish them up, rev them up and dream them up.  It’s parade time in Cairo.  Enter your floats, your cars, horses, tractors and the unusual into the Cairo Cornstalk Parade.  Complete the form below and bring it with you and your entry to the Northwest corner of the Cairo Community Center on June 10th.  Registration begins at 8:30 am and ends at 9:30 am.  Parade starts at 10 am.   Entries must be registered by 9:15 am to be judged.  Winners will be awarded prize money.  There are four cash prizes sponsored by NovaTech for $75

This year’s parade theme is “Dear Ole’ Nebraska” which is inline with the Nebraska Sesquicentennial.

Prize categories that follow as close to the them are

  1. Best farm equipment
  2. Most creative
  3. Best Automobile
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“Pioneer, Life on Glass: The Balcom-Green Collection” history book about Cairo and the surrounding area available.

“A new history book entitled Pioneer Life on Glass, about Cairo and the surrounding area, is now available at both banks in Cairo and at the Roots Museum. It is a hard-cover book, 94 pages, and has many photos showing pioneer life by photographers Henry Balcom and Ray Green. The Balcom-Green collection makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the history and settlement of the central Great Plains by providing an intimate look into Nebraska’s past. The images capture private moments that illicit strong emotional responses, the sadness of an infant’s funeral to the joy of school children having ice cream. The subtle nuances of pioneer life (rain barrels at the ends of downspouts, for instance) are also depicted in the photographs in addition to the more significant symbols of progress-horses, cattle and hogs, frame houses and hay barns, shocks of wheat, steam engines, and new motorcars. Beyond landscapes and material advances, the individuals and families portrayed in the photographs convey a sense of achievement and the determination of the men and women who settled the Great Plains is evident.
The book also is available on Ebay and