Jaunt Volunteers – Couldn’t Have Done It Without You #junkjaunt

Cairo Junk JauntMany, many thanks to all who attended, were vendors and volunteered to make Junk Jaunt 2014 a giant success for Junk Jaunt and the Cairo community.

Thank you to Kim Hostetler.  Kim spent the last 6 months collecting and registering vendors for this event.  It was a difficult job that she did incredibly well.  Thank you to Heather Hadenfeldt who helped develop the passport program, organized the visitor booths and created the passport doors.  We received  nearly 100 passports and lots of compliments on the passport program.  It will be something we definitely do for Junk Jaunt 2015.  Thank you to John Hadenfeldt for coming up with the T-shirt design.  We had tons of compliments on the t-shirts.  Thank you to the Queens of the Nile aka Susan Kluthe and Christy Osborn for all their administrative support, handing out signs and fielding tough questions.  Thank you to Pathway Bank and their employees:  Tom Emerton, Dick Heckman, Deb Hargens, Dixie McCord, Lisa Esquivel, Julie Erb, and Cindy Pope  as well as town members Fran Johnson, Peyton McCord, Peg Hadenfeldt, Don Putscher, Barb Blassingame, Matt and Alice Bellamy, Jean Oltman and Renee Luckey for manning our visitor information booths.  Thank you to the Centura Booster club for being a contact point for the vendors at the ball field and keeping the bathrooms stocked and operating.  Thank you to the congregation at Christ Lutheran Church for all the hours you spent getting the field ready for vendors, manning the visitor station and taking care of the vendors in your location. Thank you to Steve and Cornell for keeping the town looking its best and rescuing me from malfunctioning equipment.  Junk Jaunt is a huge job and an incredible benefit to our Community without your support it just wouldn’t have happened.   Thank you for all your support.

Charity Adams
Junk Jaunt Coordinator

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!