Village Wide Steering Committee Meeting

There will be a Steering Committee meeting on Tuesday, February 4th at 7:30pm at Centura Hills. Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting, regardless of your involvement in the past.

The Point of Entry Committee (which was formed out of the Steering Committee), will be giving an update on their project. We would also like to give the floor to other individuals/committees to get an update on their existing projects, and if they are in need of any help with starting/existing projects.

I truly encourage you to make the meeting! We hope to gather as much information as possible in hopes that the Steering Committee can be a place where we can all get on the same page and help the community grow.

If you have any questions, please email me and

Cairo Sales Tax Recommends Funding for Projects

The Cairo Sales Tax committee met last week to review several applications for community development and improvements.  Cairo Community volunteers and organizations are encouraged to apply for a portion of an annual pool of $15,000 in sales tax funds for community development and improvement projects.  The Cairo Sales Tax Committee reviews applications for these funds and makes fund recommendations to the Village of Cairo Board.  Volunteers and organizations receiving funding must complete projects and provide receipts before sales tax reimbursements are issued.  To apply for funding visit the Village Office for a Sales Tax Fund application.

Wings Across the Heartland:  The committee recommended $2500 toward the Wings Across the Heartland project.  The Wings Across the Heartland project, started by Karen Neppl, paints wings inspired by Cairo designs, on approved private and public buildings.  The goal of the Cairo Wings Committee is to bring 10 sets of wings into the community, creating a “Wings Walk” and adding public art to the Cairo Community.  The wings walk promotes travel and tourism, encouraging visitors to not only visit our downtown area but explore other parts of Cairo.  Amanda Schweitzer is leading the Wings Committee.  Amanda has secured funding for this project from private donations and the Cairo Community Foundation.

Cairo Ball Association:  The Cairo North Ball Field required a regulation fence for high school softball and little league.  The Cairo Sales Tax Committee recommended $3,100 for this improvement. 

Village of Cairo:  The Cairo Swimming Pool required a new speaker system.  The Cairo Sales Tax Committee recommended $1,370.66 to pay for the speaker system for the swimming pool.

Cairo Steering Committee:  Earlier this year Cairo residents were asked to vote on a point of entry sign design.  The sign was chosen by the community.  Neely Tubbs was awarded the contract to paint a mural on the east utility shed, spring of 2020.  Sales Tax funds, combined with a Cairo Community Foundation grant, and proceeds from fundraisers will fund painting and future landscaping and lighting for the sign.  The sign will welcome visitors from the east on highway 2.  The Sale Tax Committee recommended $1,500 to fund this project.

The Village Board reviewed the recommendations made by the committee and approved funding for a total of $8470.66 in Cairo community development and improvements. 

Start Your Christmas Break Off at the Watering Hole

Plan on visiting the Cairo Bowl and Watering Hole on December 20th for Live Music by Trevor Engelson starting at 7 pm. Round out your night with great drink and food specials plus $1 bowling.

Trevor has added a challenge to the evening. Trevor is collecting donations for the Grand Island Humane Society. If he raises $500 on the 20th he buys the bar a round plus matches the pot. Cairo Bowl and Watering hole is giving a free drink to anyone who brings a bag of dog or cat food in that evening.

Community Christmas Dinner

Enjoy a free Christmas Dinner on Wednesday, December 25th, 2019. Event is hosted at the Cairo Community Center. Doors open at 11:30 am with coffee, cider and cookies. Dinner is served at noon. All are welcome to attend.

This event is sponsored by Cairo area churches.

Volunteers are needed to prep the meal on Monday, December 23rd at 1:00 pm at the Cairo Community Center. Volunteer to assist with peeling potatoes, carving turkeys, making salads and other side dishes. Please bring your own knives, cutting boards and peelers.

This is a wonderful event that continues to grow every year.

If you are interested in serving dinner on the 25th contact Marvin Roth. If you would like to donate to this event leave donations at Pathway Bank.

Boy Scouts to do Scouting For Food

Boy Scout Troop 103 will be doing their annual food drive for the local food pantry. They will be going door to door handing out flyers on November 5 and then will pick up the food starting at 9 am on November 9. Please have your sack of nonperishable items out on your front porch or step by 9 am Saturday November 9. Thank you for your continued support of the scouting program.

Trick or Treat Downtown Cairo

Trick or Treat Downtown Cairo

Trick or Treat in Downtown Cairo on Halloween, October 31st from noon to 1 pm.

Kids of all ages are welcome. Downtown businesses are excited to see everyone dreed up.


  • Pathway Bank
  • Pathway Insurance
  • The Vault
  • Baasch and Sons
  • Post Office
  • The Village Office
  • Inspire Salon
  • Western National Bank
  • The Gathering Place (Senior Center)
  • Watering Hole
  • Stretch Power Sports
  • Pump and Pantry