Heritage Bank Festival logo (cropped) 2021

More volunteers are needed to help at the Lebanon Route 66 Festival, Bruce Owen, president of the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society, said Tuesday at the group’s monthly board meeting.

“We are desperately in the need for volunteers — for everything,” Owen said.

The festival, presented by Heritage Bank of the Ozarks, will be June 18 and 19. Friday evening’s activities will be in downtown Lebanon. Daytime events on Saturday will be at Route 66-themed Boswell Park. At 4 p.m., the festival will shift to the Munger Moss Motel for a celebration of its 75th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of its ownership by Ramona Lehman and her late husband Bob.

The Route 66 Society is the overall festival host. The Downtown Business District is host of the Friday events, and the Lebanon Parks and Recreation and Tourism departments are partners for Saturday’s daytime events.

Volunteers are welcome to attend the next meeting of the festival committee at 8 a.m. May 19 at the Lebanon-Laclede County Library. They also may contact any member of the Route 66 Society board or festival committee or email LebanonRoute66@gmail.com.

The next Route 66 Society board meeting will be at 8 a.m. June 1 at the Boswell Park shelter nearest the murals, which gives the attendees a chance to look over the festival site. Volunteers will clean the Camp Joy cabin after the meeting. The cabin will be open during the festival.

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