Lebanon to celebrate Route 66 over weekend festival

Lebanon -Laclede County Route 66 Society

Route 66 came through Lebanon in 1926, forever ensuring the good fortune that resulted from being on “The Main Street of America.” This weekend, Lebanon will celebrate that good fortune with its 11th Route 66 Festival.

The festival, a partnership between the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society and the Lebanon Parks and Recreation Department, again will be held in two locations, both on Route 66.

Friday evening’s festivities will be outside the 72-year-old Munger Moss Motel.

On Saturday, activities move to Boswell Park, which has been redeveloped with a Route 66 theme, including three murals depicting local Route 66 history. 

“This is a good opportunity to celebrate our history and our rich local heritage of Route 66,” Loretta Young, chairman of the Route 66 Society’s Festival Committee, said.

All events are free and open to the public. Attendees should bring lawn chairs or blankets, as no formal seating is available.

The festival kicks off at 4 p.m. Friday at the Munger Moss Motel with a cruise-in of antique, classic and custom cars, food and other vendors. Live music will be performed throughout the evening by Jess McEntire and the US 66 Band from Nashville. 

For the complete article, see Wednesday's edition of the Record.


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