Rick Seevers and his team made it into town on Monday morning to being work on the Veterans Memorial Project. After a long wet summer full of construction delays and flood repair we are finally seeing progress on this long-awaited project.

We would like to extend our thanks to Harders Dozer for bringing in the dirt needed to get the site ready.

Seevers and company are pouring footings for the 90-foot block wall. The wall will be faced with red brick. The wall will house veterans memorial bricks for current honories and leave plenty of room for future veteran dedications. The wall will include a donor section recognizing donors who made this project possible.

We are still taking orders for bricks. If you would like your brick to be one of the first installed please contact Charity Adams at 308-379-9119 to place your order immediately.

Cairo Community Foundation celebrated a year of giving with grant presentations at the Medina Street Vault on Saturday, September 7.

The Cairo Community Foundation board presented the Cairo Quick Response team with a little more than $28,000 raised through grants and donations.  The Quick Response Team needed a new Quick Response Truck to replace an aging and outdated vehicle.  The Cairo Community Foundation funds combined with Quick Response Team funds enabled the team to order the new truck.  $4,000 is still needed to complete this project.  The Cairo Community Foundation is accepting donations.

Centura Youth Football supports Cairo area youth with their program.  This organization is supported by volunteers who administer and coach children in the art of football.  This year the team needed new helmets to keep kids safe.  The Cairo Community Foundation board was glad to provide $750 to fund this fun and important program for the youth of Cairo and its surrounding towns.

All Belong to Christ Childcare center is a vital nonprofit organization in Cairo.  The center provides childcare to children up to twelve years in age.  From infants to pre-teens, the center provides fun and engaging enrichment activities.  This year the center had a small ask for a mighty purpose.  The Cairo Community Foundation provided $115 towards the purchase of new equipment to keep the center a vibrant and enriching place for all the children enrolled.

Cairo has had a point of entry sign on their to-do list for many years.  This year a team of dedicated volunteers took on the challenge of checking that item off the list.  The Point of Entry Sign committee is working to turn the side of a storage shed into a vibrant welcome sign for those entering Cairo from the east.  An artist is commissioned to complete the work.  The Cairo Community Foundation is providing $250 to get this project done.

What started as a little idea to give the town a little pop of color and an interactive point of interest is now turning into a project that will introduce Cairo visitors to multiple locations.  The “Wings Across the Heartland” project started by Karen Neppl of Studio K Art Gallery is coming to Cairo.  The Cairo Community Foundation granted $350 for the first set of wings to be painted near the Medina Street Vault.  A group of Cairo volunteers is working with 13 property owners to turn a little point of interest into a Wings Walk through the Village. 

The Cairo Community Foundation is proud to serve the Cairo Community funding projects today while establishing an endowment fund that will eventually, provide a steady stream of income for the community long into the future.  If you are interested in financially supporting the Cairo Community please contact Charity Adams at 308-379-9119 or charity@cairocommunity.com to create a legacy of giving at the Cairo Community Foundation.

Cowboy Mounted Shooting and Bull Riding on August 10th at the North Ball Field. Gates open at 5 pm.

The committee has packed even more entertainment, food, and fun into this year’s event.

Gates open at 5 pm this year. Enjoy the Watering Hole Beer Garden and grab dinner at the food trucks. Walk through our vendor row with unique vendors including Ruthie K Designs, West Anna Boutique, a gunsmith, and Shady Tree Milkmaid.

At 6 pm watch cowboy mounted shooting produced by Becky Severs and David Hassett. This is brand new to our Cairo event.

At 7 pm Ultimate Bull Riding begins. During bull riding watch little cowgirls and cowboys in our new mutton busting event.

At 9 pm listing to the Sherman County String band perform. Dance, grab a drink or just visit with your friends to finish out the night.

Tickets in advance are $20 for Adults, $5 for kids 6 to 12. Kids 5 and under no charge. Buy online at Eventbrite or buy at Pathway Bank in Cairo or Grand Island.

Tickets at the gate are $25 for Adults, $5 for kids 6 to 12 and free for kids under the age of 5.

The Point of Entry Sign committee is hosting Softball Junkies Co-Ed Softball Tournament on Sunday, July 21st starting at noon. This event is hosted by Anna Rathke, Kate Bohling, Rozy Dibbern, Barb Knopik, and Charity Adams.

A Point of Entry Sign is an initiative adopted by the Cairo Steering Committee. The committee is working with an artist to generate three mural designs. The committee plans to ask the community to vote on their favorite design online or in person at various Cairo locations. The community gets to pick the design. The committee plans to locate the mural on Cairo’s Shop located on the East edge of Cairo on highway two.

$125 per team for up to 12 players, ASA rules, 8 teams max, double elimination. Top two teams get exclusive Cairo goodie bags. The winner walks away with a pretty stellar trophy designed by Rozy Dibbern.

The public is invited to watch or participate in this event. Concessions provided by Mom’s Lunchbox and beer garden provided by The Cairo Watering Hole.

Contact Anna Rathke at 308-390-4231 to get your team in the Softball Junkies Co-Ed Softball Tournament.

Funds generated are donated to the Cairo Community Foundation Point of Entry Sign Fund.

Cairo Community Foundation is supporting the third year of Missoula Children’s Theater. This year the company is producing Peter and Wendy.

Theater training is a free activity for children 1st thru 12th grade. Everyone will receive a week of theater education at no cost to the participant.

Auditions and rehearsals are Monday – Friday, from 1 pm to 5:15 pm, July 8 – 13th, 2019 at the Cairo Community Center. All cast members must commit to all practices and performances.

Performances are Friday, July 12th, 7 pm and
Saturday, July 13th at 1 pm

Contact Kris Hickey with questions at 308-390-5113

Cairo Community Foundation is all about the Cairo community, and this community has some volunteers to brag about.

Go Big Give started a new tradition with its Go Big Give kick off events. This year’s event was planned by Anna Rathke, Rozy Dibbern, and Barb Knopik. Cory and Kate Bohling were emcees for the Go Big Give Luau.

The Foundation has a pretty strong following for these kick off events. This year we saw several new donors and quite a few repeat donors make their Go Big Gift.

The Foundation doesn’t function without great volunteers. Please thank Anna, Rozy, Barb, Cory, and Kate for making the Go Big Luau a success this year for the Cairo Community Foundation!

Barb Knopik, Kate Bohling, Rozy Dibbern