June 25, 2016

Steering Meeting Recap

Our purpose is to create a strategic plan for future development, make beatifications and improvements, promote a sense of community and belonging, and foster unified and transparent communication. 

In keeping with our goal to foster unified and transparent communication, I would like to share what we discussed at the latest Steering Meeting.

The Point of Entry Committee (formed out of Steering) hopes to finish the Welcome sign at our East entrance this spring. We are holding a Bags, Brats and Beers Fundraiser at the Community Center on April 4th to finish funding for this project and help fund POE signs for our remaining entrances (South and West). More information on the Fundraiser will be shared separately on this page.

Other projects we discussed and that we will be moving forward with are a pickleball court and a sand volleyball court. We considered the tennis court as a possible location for pickle ball and north of the park on the golf course for sand volleyball. If anyone would be interested in helping with these projects and joining the SVP Committee, please let me know. We hope to get these knocked out quickly.

Mike Stutzman would like us to take full advantage of the Junk Jaunt and proposed an “event within the event” to promote Cairo and our businesses. There is a meeting on February 19th to discuss this further, along with the Junk Jaunt in general. This is an exciting opportunity to take full advantage of the droves of people that come to our town for the Junk Jaunt. 

If you have any questions, or would like to be involved with any of the above, feel free to call or email me (308) 390-4231 or anna.roth23@hotmail.com

-Anna Rathke

Cornstalk Fun at the Senior Center

Be sure to stop at the senior center during Cornstalk Festival.

Grab a cinnamon roll and a cup of coffee starting at 9:30 am on June 8th then find a space to watch the “There’s No Place Like Home” Parade running down main street.

Are you a bingo player. Then you’re in luck. Bingo rounds being at 1 pm.

If you are more of a card shark sit down for the pitch tournament starting at 3 pm.

Got a Fast Turtle?

Cairo has been known to have some of the fastest turtles in the sport. This year will be no exception. If you think you have a turtle with a little horsepower bring it to the pool park on Saturday, June 8th at noon to throw down with some of the quickest reptiles in the area. Races begin at Noon.

Turtles with the most decorated shells don’t necessarily get style points but they do get great admiration from the crowd. Contact Steve at 308-379-0752 with all your turtle racing questions.

Who’s Got Your Back

Who’s Got Your Back? Cornstalk Festival Sponsors that’s who. If you see a sponsor let them know you appreciate their backing such a fun weekend to get together with your family and friends.

THANK YOU

Proud Corporate Sponsors

Baasch & Sons Inc.

Pathway Bank

Pathway Insurance Agency

Proud Community Sponsors

  • Village of Cairo
  • NovaTech Animal Health
  • Thomas Fagan Feedlot
  • Pump & Pantry
  • Ozbro Construction
  • Stoltenberg Irrigation
  • J&B Motors
  • Super Saver
  • Deer Creek Hay Co
  • Kuszak Photography
  • Green Line
  • Ford Farms
  • Myers & Sons Livestock & Land Co.
  • Agricultural Services
  • R&R Therapeutic
  • Roberts Pump & Supply Co
  • Western National Bank

Here’s the Scoop on Beef Bottles & Bands

The Cornstalk Committee combined the three of the community’s favorite things. BEEF, BOTTLES & BANDS.

Purchase a ticket to the 1st Annual Beef, Bottles and Bands event. Sample great foods from local restaurants, bakers and caterers. Sip on the creations of local wineries, breweries and distilleries. Drink and eat while listing to local musicians!

Profits generated finance future Cairo Cornstalk events and assist with community improvement projects. Admission to Beef, Bottles and Bands is $20 per person. Your ticket includes admission to the tasting event, the Cornstalk Street dance featuring Emmett Bower Band starting at 9 pm and a drink ticket.

Register a Float for the Cornstalk Parade

The Cornstalk Committee is on the hunt for a few good floats (actually, a lot of them!) Do you have what it takes? Start your planning NOW for your team, organization, church, activity or even family float!!! With a theme like “There’s No Place Like Home”, we’re sure your entries will be Somewhere Over the Rainbow! So gather your Munchkins and join us for the Cornstalk Festival Main street Parade on June 8th! The Committee is giving prizes for a variety of categories!!