A 31-minute video by Alva Hazell telling the story of Lebanon’s shuttered Kmart being converted into the 41,000-square-foot Lebanon-Laclede County Library was shown Thursday night at a special Rotary meeting celebrating the 15th anniversary of the new library. The Lebanon Route 66 Museum is housed in the library.
The video includes a segment with Bill Wheeler, founder of the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society, telling how the Lebanon Route 66 Festival, the Route 66 Society and the Route 66 Museum came to be. Wheeler described Route 66 as "a tremendous economic impact in our community.”
Hazell is a retired art teacher at Lebanon High School.
Here is the complete video.