CornStalk Parade and Grand Marshal Announcement

Maxine Roberts Maxine Roberts chosen as Grand Marshal for Cairo CornStalk Parade

Maxine Roberts will be the Grand Marshal for this year’s Cairo CornStalk parade. Maxine was born in Abbott Nebraska to Richard and Linda Spiehs. She has lived in the Cairo area all of her life. She graduated from Grand Island Senior High but went to school in Cairo. She then attended the Grand Island Business College and worked at the ordinance plant as a secretary. She married Wayne Sorensen on May 5, 1946 and lived in Cairo. Wayne & Maxine had two children Joyce Heger and Gordy Sorensen. Wayne passed away in 1970 and at that time Maxine went back to work at the Nebraska Veterans Home. She married Lavern Roberts on June 19, 1987 and they made their home in Cairo. Laverne has two sons Jack Roberts and Ray Roberts. Maxine has six grandchildren, five step grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Maxine is an active member of the Cairo United Methodist church where she is a member of the United Methodist Women’s group. She was also a member of Dorothy Chapter #322, Order of Eastern Star where she was a past worthy matron. She enjoys playing bridge and has also enjoyed quilting. She also enjoyed dancing for many years.

When asked “Why do you like living in Cairo?” Her response was, “I’ve lived in Cairo most of my life and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. People are so friendly and caring.”  

The CornStalk Parade is Saturday, June 14th
Registration at 8:30 AM at the Northwest corner of the Community Center lot.
Parade begins at 10:00 AM

Cairo Community Theater

Register for Musical Theater Camp for Cornstalk Festival

Cairo Community TheaterCairo and the surrounding area has had baseball teams for many, many years, but did you know the first ever baseball game was played in 1846 with no gloves or mitts, using a ball of yarn that had a cover stitched over it?  Share these and more history of the game with others through the musical program “Inside Pitch.”

Join other boys and girls at Musical Theater Camp and learn  and perform a program called “Inside Pitch” June 9-13 at the air conditioned Community Center. This is the third summer Musical Theater camp in Cairo with dozens of boys and girls from all around the area participating each year.

Join a fun-filled “camp” on Monday-Friday from 12:30 to 3 p.m., ending with a 45 minute performance of singing, acting, and choreography for the entire community on Friday night at 6:30 in the Community Center as part of the Cornstalk Celebration.  Boys and girls need to have completed kindergarten through eighth grade and be ready to learn this fun-filled musical celebrating the “game of summer”-BASEBALL!

Cost is $5.00/child and registration forms are available at Pathway Bank or click here to download.   Completed, signed Forms and fee can be mailed to P. O. Box 595 or taken to the Village Office or brought June 9 to the first day of camp.

Questions?  Call camp Director, Mrs. Wiebe-Brown  at 485-4128 or her Assistant, Mrs. Lowry at 485-4775.
Come and bring your friends!