Applications for food and craft vendors who wish to set up on Saturday, June 19, at the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Festival in Boswell Park are now available.
The 2021 Laclede County Route 66 Guide and Map, identifying nearly 100 existing and past points of interest along the county’s 36 miles of the The Mother Road, will be eight pages bigger than previous editions, board member Gary Sosniecki told the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society boar…
After Bennett Spring State Park, Route 66 is “the other biggie” in Lebanon tourist attractions, city tourism director Rebecca Rupard told the Lebanon Rotary Club on Thursday.
The new Boswell Park amphitheater will be located about where the stage has been for the past four Lebanon Route 66 Festivals, Bruce Owen, president of the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society, announced Wednesday at the monthly meeting of the Lebanon Route 66 Festival Committee.
The Missouri Department of Transportation “has acted in bad faith” in negotiating with the Route 66 Association of Missouri over ownership of the closed Route 66 Gasconade River Bridge, Rich Dinkela, president of the Route 66 group, contended at a meeting Tuesday to discuss the impact if the…
Dates have been set for the third annual Route 66 Yard Sale: 100 Miles of Treasures on The Mother Road. And all three sponsoring organizations are back.
Thanks to a $5,000 donation, Heritage Bank of the Ozarks will be the presenting sponsor of the 2021 Lebanon Route 66 Festival, Kim Light, President and Senior Loan Officer, Heritage Bank of the Ozarks, and Bruce Owen, President of the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society, have announced.
This year’s Lebanon Route 66 Festival will feature three cruise-ins and three popular bands during a jam-packed two-day schedule June 18-19. The Route 66 Festival Committee met Wednesday for its monthly planning session.
The Missouri Department of Transportation today rejected the latest proposal by the Route 66 Association of Missouri for taking ownership of the historic Route 66 Gasconade River Bridge at Hazelgreen and will restart the legal process of "resolving adverse effects from the removal of the bridge."
The Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society is the sole sponsor of the statewide “Travel the Mother Road Challenge,” one of four challenges for Missouri Explorers during this year’s Missouri Bicentennial.
The 2021 Lebanon Route 66 Festival will join the statewide celebration of Missouri’s bicentennial with the festival theme of “200 Years of Missouri, 95 Years of Route 66,” the festival committee decided Wednesday.
What goes better with the classic cars and nostalgia of a Route 66 Festival than the Top 40 hits of the 1960s and early ’70s? That's why the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society again has booked The Bucket Band from Kansas City to perform Saturday, June 19, at the 2021 Lebanon Route 66 Festival.
The annual membership meeting of the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society, originally scheduled for Jan. 25, has been postponed because of concerns about the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Laclede County.
The Lebanon City Council approved construction of an amphitheater Monday night that will be used for the Lebanon Route 66 Festival and other events in Boswell Park. The goal is for the structure to be ready in time for the 2021 festival on Father’s Day weekend.
As soon as Mayor Jared Carr showed Ramona Lehman the wall-sized mural depicting 44 Laclede County Route 66 landmarks, including two photos of her Munger Moss Motel, Lehman broke out in a big smile.
An amphitheater for concerts and other events at Route 66-themed Boswell Park remains on track to be finished before the 2021 Lebanon Route 66 Festival.
Symbolic of the City of Lebanon’s growing commitment to Route 66 as a tourist destination, Rebecca Rupard, the city’s new tourism director, had to do a research project on Route 66 as part of her hiring process.
As they feasted on pastries and coffee courtesy of the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society, Route 66 enthusiasts from as far away as Chippewa Falls, Wis., gathered Sunday morning in Boswell Park, where they heard greetings from Mayor Jared Carr and learned about projects by the city and …
UPDATED SATURDAY NIGHT: More than 75 Route 66 enthusiasts from seven states as far away as Wisconsin and Texas arrived Saturday afternoon in Laclede County during Day 2 of the three-day Route 66 Association of Missouri Motor Tour.
More Route 66 features are planned for Route 66-themed Boswell Park, President Bruce Owen told the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society board at its monthly meeting Tuesday.
Jessica Fox was appointed to the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society board Tuesday to fill the seat vacated this summer by Nicole McGinnis, who moved to Iowa.
The Route 66 murals in Boswell Park have become a tourism draw for Lebanon, the director of Lebanon Parks and Recreation told the Lebanon Rotary Club today.
Mark your calendar: The 2021 Lebanon Route 66 Festival again will be on Father’s Day weekend and again will be a two-day event, the festival committee decided at its first planning meeting Tuesday.
Fifty-two yard sales, many with multiple sellers, are set for the second annual 100-mile Route 66 Yard Sale this Friday and Saturday in Pulaski, Laclede and Webster counties.
If the Route 66 Gasconade River Bridge is torn down, a small piece of the historic bridge could be preserved in Lebanon’s Route 66-themed Boswell Park, the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society board learned Tuesday at its monthly meeting.
The Lebanon Route 66 Festival on June 20 at Boswell Park will give area residents and the Missouri Route 66 community a chance to enjoy music, food and classic cars in the fresh outdoors after being cooped up indoors for months during the peak of the pandemic.
Lebanon’s Route 66 Festival on June 20 should benefit from similar events having been canceled, the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society board agreed at its monthly meeting Tuesday.
The second annual three-county Route 66 Yard Sale will be held again this year with the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society as the sponsor in Laclede County, the Route 66 Society’s board agreed Tuesday.
Discussions about the Route 66 Association of Missouri assuming ownership of the Route 66 Gasconade River Bridge continued until last Thursday “and are currently at an impasse,” the Historic Preservation manager of the Missouri Department of Transportation wrote in a letter to the director o…
The Missouri Department of Transportation has called off – at least for now – plans to let bids Friday to demolish the century-old Route 66 Gasconade River Bridge at Hazelgreen. A bidding delay is seen as a victory for those who have been trying to save the bridge since MoDOT closed it in D…
Lebanon’s first two Route 66 banners are up, and another 30 will line Route 66 before the Lebanon Route 66 Festival on June 20, Nicole McGinnis, the city’s tourism director, told the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society board Tuesday.
Bill Wheeler, first president of the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society, was remembered in a tribute at the April 30 Lebanon Rotary Club meeting by Wheeler’s longtime friend Mike Edwards, manager of KJEL radio.
Bill Wheeler, whose vision for Route 66 included organizing the first Lebanon Route 66 Festival and the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society, died Friday, April 17, 2020, after a long illness. He was 80.
Here's a preview of the 2020 Laclede County Route 66 Guide and Map, a joint project of the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society and The Laclede County Record. With the guide, you can travel 36 miles of Route 66 from one end of Laclede County to the other, identifying mile-by-mile nearly 1…
Talks continue between the Route 66 Association of Missouri and the Missouri Department of Transportation about the association assuming ownership of the Route 66 Gasconade River Bridge at Hazelgreen.
Installing imitation neon tubing at the Underpass Café and a new security system at the Camp Joy cabin are the first projects the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society will undertake after accepting a detailed plan from its Project Priorities Committee.
The Lebanon Route 66 Museum has acquired a Victorian bed set and a cigar showcase that once were part of the Nelson Hotel, curator Mark Spangler told the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society at Saturday’s annual membership meeting.
Bruce Owen, a descendant of two famous families in Lebanon’s Route 66 history, was elected president of the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society at Saturday’s annual membership meeting.