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Cairo Celebrates Birthday as Part of Riverboat Days

Cairo Celebrates Birthday as Part of Riverboat Days
By: Ryan Tate

CAIRO, Ill. - Cairo's 150th birthday is the centerpiece of this year's "Riverboat Days."

Organizers hope the week's activities bring people in the southern Illinois town closer together, connecting through the town's history, both memorable and forgettable.

"I think this year's Riverboat Days will let the community celebrate, not only who we are but what we have accomplished," Bill Harrell said.  Harrell is a Riverboat Days Committee Member.

"I think it can bring us together, erase any doubts about who we are, and we can show that we can move forward," Eddie Doss said.

Wednesday's activities included judging on the Best Yard Decorations.  Thursday includes "Chili on the Porch."

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