Drivers in the 2018 Lebanon Route 66 Festival Parade on Saturday, June 16, will receive a gift bag of goodies, including a free ticket for a chance to win $66 and other prizes in drawings to be held throughout the day.
The gift bags also will include coupons for local discounts, pens, koozie cup holders, assorted Route 66 memorabilia, a brochure from the Route 66 Association of Missouri and a copy of the 48-page Laclede County Route 66 Map and Tour Guide.
The parade of antique, classic and custom vehicles will travel single file down Route 66 past iconic Route 66 landmarks like the Munger Moss Motel, the recently reopened Wrinks Market, Speaker's Mobil and the soon-to-reopen Lenz Manor.
Lineup for the parade will start at 9 a.m. on Wyota Drive in the Lebanon Industrial Park, east of the Munger Moss on Route 66.
The parade will roll at 10 a.m., following the route of Route 66 west to Boswell Park where cars will be directed into the cul de sac and other parking areas for a cruise-in. Although all antique, classic and custom cars are welcome at the cruise-in and will receive gift bags, those participating in the parade will be given priority positions for parking.
Non-participants in the parade may line up on Owen Drive next to Scott Chase State Farm Insurance until it’s their turn to enter the park.
Parade coordinator Leland Townsend said more than 100 vehicles are expected for this year’s parade.
A cruise-in also will be held on the festival's opening night, Friday, June 15, starting at 4 p.m. at the Munger Moss Motel. Drivers participating in Friday’s cruise-in will receive one free ticket for a chance to win $66 in a drawing that evening. Additional tickets for the $66 drawing and for a 50/50 drawing will be available that day at Wrinks Market.
There is no fee for cars to participate in the parade or either cruise-in.
Festival hours on Saturday are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Route 66-themed Boswell Park on west Route 66 (Elm Street).
The festival is sponsored by the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society in partnership with the Lebanon Parks and Recreation Department.