Dawson Hollow: The Great Midwest Indie Rock Band

Dawson Hollow, a popular Lebanon-based band composed of five siblings, will headline Saturday events of the 2022 Lebanon Route 66 Festival. The group also performed at the 2020 festival.

Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society President Bruce Owen made the announcement at Tuesday’s board meeting.

The festival, Lebanon’s 15th since 2001, again will be Father’s Day weekend with Saturday, June 18, events at Boswell Park in partnership with Lebanon Parks and Recreation. Dawson Hollow will perform three 45-minute sets, with 15-minute breaks, starting at 11 a.m. in the park’s new amphitheater.

Dawson Hollow’s website describes the group as "an indie-folk band whose music encompasses the nostalgia of folk while channeling the urgent and intoxicating energy of indie-rock. Their unique and invigorating music brings alive a contagious passion that is too powerful to be ignored and leaves listeners energized, refreshed and feeling like they’ve finally met someone who ‘gets’ them.”

It was a busy meeting for the Route 66 Society board:

—Dates for the 2022 three-county Route 66 Yard Sale were set for Aug. 5-6.

—The board welcomed former Lebanon resident and teacher Steve Roderick, now of Springfield, who is in the process of buying the former Twin Oaks property west of Phillipsburg with partner Doug Andrews of Marshfield. The Route 66 Society had assisted the previous owner with restoration efforts, and the board offered the same help to the new owners.

—Treasurer Cliff Claxton reported on donations received in memory of Dave Chastain, one of the Route 66 Society’s most-active volunteers, who died Aug. 15. The board voted to spend the money on a bench in Chastain’s honor to be placed near the restored Camp Joy cabin, a project on which Chastain devoted many hours.

—The Route 66 Society has distributed 5,075 copies of the 2021 Laclede County Route 66 Guide and Map, board member Gary Sosniecki reported. Most of the 325 remaining copies will be used to replenish supplies at the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Museum and the Munger Moss Motel through the fall and winter.

—Sosniecki reported that preliminary discussions are under way for the 2002 book, “Route 66: Laclede County Memories, 1926-1957,” to be reprinted as a paperback by The Laclede County Record in partnership with the Route 66 Society. The original, hardcover book was published by The Lebanon Daily Record, predecessor to The Laclede County Record, with the support of the Lebanon Route 66 Festival Committee, predecessor to the Route 66 Society.

—The board had a preliminary discussion about the possible creation of a Laclede County Route 66 Hall of Fame with induction ceremonies to be the program of the Route 66 Society’s annual membership meeting. The proposal, by Sosniecki, will be discussed further at the board’s Oct. 5 meeting.

—The board discussed the need for new, younger members in the organization and on the board. The Route 66 Society also hopes to give more programs in Laclede County schools in order to increase younger interest in Route 66.

—Lebanon Tourism Director Rebecca Rupard reported that the westbound I-44 billboard promoting Route 66 is being redesigned.

—The Route 66 Society will have booths Saturday at Conway Community Days and Sept. 25 at the Phillipsburg Fall Festival.

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