Dine or Take Out. Great for Harvest Meals

The Gathering Place formerly known as the Senior Center is hosting Sunday dinner on October 20th from 11 am – 1 pm . The public is encouraged to dine in our carry out their meal.

Fabulous home-cooked meals $9 per adult and just $4 per child. Meal includes glazed spiral ham, au gratin potatoes, salad and sides, rolls and pie.

The serving sizes are big enough to provide you almost two meals.

Medina Street Marketplace

Medina Street Vault is hosting a Shopping and Tasting Event Like None Other! Stop on October 19th from 5-9 pm and October 20th from 1 – 4 pm

$10 Admission includes Free Specialty Drink or Smoothie from our Coffee Bar, all the Appetizers and Desserts, PLUS unique shopping, Hand Selected Gifts and Decor, Local Artisans, Apparel and Holiday Items!

Shop from multiple vendors including Ash Canyon Creations, Crae Mill, Shady Tree Milkmaids, Farmhouse 508, Rebecca’s Recycled Readers, Truth Papers, and Farmhouse Jewelry.

Cairo Business Receives Community Beautification Award

The Community Beautification Awards were created in 1973. This award is presented annually by the Hall County Regional Planning Commission to a business that has made special efforts to beautify the area where they operate.  Awards are presented to one business in the city of Grand Island and one from rural Hall County including the City of Wood River and the Villages of Alda, Cairo and Doniphan. Government or other tax supported entities are not eligible for the award but may be recognized for their efforts.

Jaime Rathman nominated the Village of Cairo and The Medina Street Vault for this award. On Wednesday, October 2nd, representatives from the Village Board and the Cairo Community Foundation Board attended the awards.

Jenna Schweitzer from the Medina Street Vault won the community beautification award for Hall County. This award was presented by Chad Nabity. While Cairo is not eligible to receive an award the planning commission commended Cairo its visually pleasing downtown area. Much of that beauty is attributed to our landscaping. Jane and Denny Reimers keep our flowerbeds vibrant and healthy. Their skills play an enormous role in keeping our downtown beautiful.

Junk Jaunt Signs Are Here

If you registered with Nebraska Junk Jaunt as a vendor in Cairo your sign is at the Village of Cairo office. Information regarding your number is also in the office. Please make arrangements to stop by the office to pick up your signs.

If you are a vendor in the Ball Field, Church Lot, or Cairo Community Center your sign will be made available when you check-in.

Thank you for being a vendor at Junk Jaunt Sweet 16.

Adrian Smith Presents Jenna Schweitzer with Inaugural Young Entrepreneurs of the Year Award

Stop by the Vault on Friday, August 23rd at 1:30 pm. Congressman Adrian Smith will present Jenna Schweitzer with an Inaugural Young Entrepreneurs of the Year Award.

Excerpt from the award announcement: The Medina Street Vault Coffeehouse & Bistro, Cairo: Through the experiences of her high school job as barista, owner Jenna Schweitzer realized her life’s passion was coffee. She knew she wanted to open her own coffee shop, and to attempt to share her passion with her hometown.  In 2017, thanks to Jenna’s vision, hard work, and the support of her family she opened her coffee shop and bistro in a former bank building in Cairo, and strategically selected her food and drink menu to ensure she complemented, and supported other local businesses. Schweitzer feels The Vault has become an experience area residents turn to when they want a place to meet their friends, relax, and lose two or three hours in conversation.  Her goal of creating a family-centered environment to share her passion with others has become a reality.

“I’m proud to announce the winners of the inaugural “Young Entrepreneur Awards.”  I appreciated the opportunity to review the numerous submissions from every region of Nebraska’s Third District.  Each nomination was a great example of young and rising leaders working to strengthen their community with their entrepreneurial spirit. Rep. Smith said. To all Nebraskans who work tirelessly to grow our economy, I will continue to support your efforts and pursue policies to get the federal government out of the way and empower your success.” — Adrian Smith

Congratulations on your award Jenna and thank you for giving the community the Medina Street Vault.

The Votes Are In

Recently the Cairo Steering Committee asked for community members to vote on their choice for Cairo’s first point of entry sign. Voting was made available at locations in Cairo and online.

One draft was the clear choice with more than 75% of the Vote.

The Point of Entry team is working to collect the correct permits from the Department of Transportation and finalizing the details of the sign.

The committee is actively writing grants and recently created held a successful co-ed softball tournament to raise funds for the project.

Team members are Anna Rathke, Barb Knopik, Kate Bohling, and Charity Adams. You can contribute to the development of the sign by donating to the Cairo Community Foundation Point of Entry Sign Fund.