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If there is an election, then that typically means a crowd will form outside The Cairo Messenger to watch as the unofficial election returns are posted as they are received.
This is a long-standing tradition in this community and the tradition will continue next week for the Nov. 3 general election.
However, next week’s event will feature a special treat. The newly formed Cairo High School Political Science Club, under the leadership of C.H.S. teacher Austin Harrell, is planning to host an election night watch party for club members and they will also conduct a fundraiser outside The Messenger.
The club will sell hamburger and hot dog plates including chips and a drink for $7 each. All proceeds benefit the new high school club.
Chris Lokey, C.H.S. principal, said that this would be an excellent opportunity for students to gain a better understanding of local politics as well as to take part in the years old tradition of election returns being posted at the newspaper office.
“We invite the community to come out and enjoy a hot meal and support our students who have expressed an interest in politics and want to be involved in helping build a better community, state and nation,” principal Lokey said.
Plates will be sold from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. next Tuesday night or while supplies last.