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The two-day Lebanon Route 66 Festival returns after a seven-year absence thanks to a partnership between the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society and the Lebanon Parks and Recreation Department.
LEBANON, Missouri-The second Route 66 mural planned for Boswell Park will be unveiled Saturday, June 17, at the Lebanon Route 66 Festival.
The mural depicts a 1929 Texaco gas truck crossing the Gasconade River bridge in eastern Laclede County. It will join the previously unveiled mural of a 1957 Chevrolet driving Route 66 at the entrance to Lebanon.
A third mural – a tribute to the Nelson family, Lebanon Route 66 pioneers — will be unveiled later this year at a ceremony honoring the donors of the project. The plaque listing the donors will be unveiled at that time.
The Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society is closing in on the $75,000 fund-raising goal. The Saturday of the festival will be the last day donors of $100 or more may have their names added to the plaque.
The unveiling of the second mural will be part of a program at 2 p.m. Saturday of the festival on a stage by the murals. Representatives of Laclede County government, which donated $25,000 toward the project, will pull the cord.
The two-day Lebanon Route 66 Festival returns after a seven-year absence thanks to a partnership between the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society and the Lebanon Parks and Recreation Department. Previous festivals were held from 2001 to 2009.
The festival will be in two locations, both on Route 66. On Friday afternoon and evening, June 16, attendees will gather outside the 71-year-old Munger Moss Motel, one of only a handful of existing Lebanon businesses that were operating on Route 66 before it was bypassed locally by Interstate 44 in 1957.
On Saturday, activities will move to Boswell Park, which has been redeveloped with a Route 66 theme, including the murals. Parking will be available at the Nelson Park ballfields, with shuttles, courtesy of Laclede Electric Cooperative, to Boswell Park. To avoid congestion, it’s suggested that drivers access the Nelson Park parking lot by turning south on Madison Street at Lindsay Ford, then taking Maple Lane west to the park. Boswell parking also will be available at nearby Elm Street businesses that are closed that day.
Festivalgoers should bring lawn chairs or blankets for activities at both locations.
“The festival is coming together nicely,” Loretta Young, chairman of the Route 66 Society’s Festival Committee, said. “Everything is falling into place. We look forward to starting a new Route 66 tradition – an annual reunion of the Route 66 family.”
This year’s theme is “Celebrating 100 Years of The Ozark Trail,” recognizing the 100th anniversary of the June 27-29, 1917, convention in Amarillo, Texas, at which the “Northern Route” through Lebanon and Laclede County was selected to be on the Ozark Trail, a predecessor of Route 66. A brief program prior to the unveiling ceremony will salute local efforts to bring the Ozark Trail and Route 66 to Lebanon.
Festival T-shirts will have a “66” theme, depicting a 1966 Corvette owned by Route 66 Society board member Leland Townsend and a 1966 Chevelle owned by board member Cliff Claxton. T-shirts will be sold at both locations for $12. Sizes 2X and 3X wlll be $14. New Munger Moss T-shirts will be available at the motel office for the same prices.
Festivities will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at the Munger Moss. Similar to last year when the motel celebrated its 70th birthday and the 45th anniversary of Bob and Ramona Lehman’s ownership, antique, classic and custom cars are invited to a cruise-in at the motel, and the Tennessee-based US 66 Band, featuring Jess McEntire, will perform both in the afternoon and evening. Dancing will be encouraged.
Pig Pen BBQ of Lebanon will serve pulled-pork barbecue, smoked brats, chips, soda and bottled water from 1 p.m. until the food runs out.
The band will auction off a guitar autographed by country-music legend Loretta Lynn. A portion of proceeds from CD sales will be donated by the band to the Route 66 Billboard Association.
Attendees on Friday evening are invited to dress in ’50s-themed costumes, with prizes for the best man’s and best woman’s costume.
Saturday’s festivities will begin with a parade of antique, classic and custom cars at 10 a.m. Cars should line up starting at 9 a.m. on Wyota Drive in the Lebanon Industrial Park, east of the Munger Moss on Route 66.
The parade will travel west on Route 66 to Boswell Park. Although all classic cars are welcome to a cruise-in at 11 a.m. at Boswell Park, cars participating in the parade will be given priority parking positions.
At least one car club, the Cave State Cruisers, and two motorcycle groups, Freedom of Road Riders and Guardians of the Children, are expected at the cruise-in.
Young said about 15 arts-and-crafts vendors will sell handmade Ozark items all-day Saturday, as will vendors offering Route 66 memorabilia. Food vendors will serve hamburgers, hot dogs, walking tacos, funnel cakes and shaved ice.
“I’m really excited about all the vendors of food and the quality of local craftsmen and Route 66 memorabilia vendors who will be attending our festival,” Young said.
Music will be provided all day by John Fensterer of Waynesville, who performs a virtual trip on Route 66. The US 66 Band will perform at 2:30 p.m.
Family games are planned for the morning, with a “Gasconade Bridge” casting contest for children at noon, sponsored by KJEL/KBNN radio.
Festivities will conclude with the outdoor showing of the family movie “Sing” at 9 p.m. No formal seating is available, so lawn chairs or blankets are recommended.
Besides the Munger Moss Motel, two Route 66 landmarks will be open during the festival. The Lenz Homotel (now called Lenz Manor), which currently is for sale, will be open for tours on Saturday. A new business managed by Katie Wrinkle Hapner, granddaughter of the late Glenn Wrinkle, will be open in Wrinks Market. The Vintage Cowgirl at Wrinks Market, which includes displays of Glenn Wrinkle’s Route 66 memorabilia, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
The Route 66 Museum at the Lebanon-Laclede County Library will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Scott Chase State Farm Insurance, across from Boswell Park at 629 W. Elm (Route 66), will have an open house from noon to 5 p.m. Friday to show new Route 66 murals by Chase’s son-in-law, Adam Wolken, as part of a remodeling with a Route 66 theme.
The festival has no rain date. If bad weather forces cancellation, the announcement will be made on the Lebanon Parks cancellation line – (417) 532-6309 — KJEL radio and the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society Facebook page.
Location: Franky & Louie’s Water Front Bar
Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Time: 5pm to 8pm
We will run 3- person teams or individuals in a 3-lap format. As necessary, we will have heats and a championship. $25 per team entry fee. Costumes are welcome AND encouraged. All ages are welcome, as it will be a fun family event. Teams or Individual registrations are welcome.
Prizes for 1st place team, last place and best costume!
Organizer – Chief Dorhauer
LEBANON, Missouri- Travel back in time and enjoy an authentic and savory, home-cooked meal prepared over an open fire, by authentic Chuckwagons and their crews from Missouri, Indiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas and Arkansas. Wagons for Warriors rolls into the Laclede County Fairgrounds again this Saturday.
Proceeds from the Wagons for Warriors event will stay local and benefit area Wounded Warriors and their family members under the Mid Missouri Chapter Association of the United States Army (AUSA)
Wounded Warrior Fund.
Wagons for Warriors Inc. is a non profit 501c3. We are not affiliated with any national organization. All staff are volunteers, drawing no salaries.
Tickets are $10, with children under 5 years old admitted for FREE. Tickets may be purchased at the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce, Infuze Credit Union, Hairy’s Salon, Heritage Bank, Mid-Missouri Bank, VFW Post 4107, or St. Robert’s Jones Investment Group. More information can be found at www.wagonsforwarriors.com.
LifePoint Lebanon, Family Church and several other area churches are partnering together for the Easter EGG-Stravaganza with 20,000… YES 20,000 Easter Eggs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 15 at the Mills Center. There will be food, games, inflatables, and of course, Egg hunts for kids of all ages!
The Mills Center is a sub-facility of the Kenneth E. Cowan Civic Center located at 650 Mills Drive in Lebanon, Mo. 65536. For information call 417 991-2911.
Family Church is excited to host the Resurrection Story in 3D. Join them at 9 a.m or 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, April 16th to experience the resurrection of Jesus in a whole new way.
Family Church is located at 1450 Tower Road Lebanon, Mo. 65536. For information call (417) 533-3655 or visit them online at http://www.familychurch.tv/?view=mobile.
LEBANON, Missouri- The Lebanon Route 66 Festival Committee held its first meeting this past Wednesday to plan the 2017 festival, which will be held June 16-17, Father’s Day weekend, the same weekend that Hillbilly Days was held in the past.
The festival’s theme will be “Celebrating 100 years of The Ozark Trail,” commemorating the 100th anniversary of the meeting in Amarillo, Texas, that put Lebanon on The Ozark Trail, which became Route 66 a decade later.
Activities on the Friday afternoon and evening will be held at the iconic Munger Moss Motel. Activities all day Saturday will be held at Boswell Park, which now has a Route 66 theme. Both sites are on historic Route 66.
The festival will include music, food, craft booths, Route 66-memorabilia booths, classic cars, family games and a family-oriented movie Saturday evening. The last two Route 66 murals also will be unveiled on the Saturday. Details will be announced as plans are finalized.
Route 66 festivals previously were held in Lebanon from 2001 to 2009.
This year’s event is sponsored by the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society in partnership with the Lebanon Parks and Recreation Department. Ramona Lehman is chairman of the Friday activities; Loretta Young and Brenda Nutter are chairmen of the Saturday activities.
The largest unsanctioned boat race in the US, named one of the nation’s eight “must-see” boating events according to Powerboat Magazine, the Shootout will take place for the ninth year at Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill in Sunrise Beach (Lake Road 5-50, mile marker 34.5). The event raises funds for eight Lake-area rescue teams and numerous other charitable organizations; last year, $195,000.00 to 34 different Charities and Fire Departments. The Shootout is alive and well and looking forward to the 29th year in August of 2017.
LEBANON, Missouri- The Lebanon Concert Association will present the Chicago Harp Quartet on Sunday, April 2nd at 4 p.m. The event will be held at the Cowan Civic Center Auditorium.
Founded in 2012, this group quickly rose to the top ranks in the harp world, their website says.
2015 found them performing at Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Indiana University, and Live from WFMT.
Members have Masters degrees from the Eastman School of Music, Indiana University School of Music, Roosevelt University and Chicago College of Performing Arts.
Members Marguerite Lynn Williams, Kelsey Molinari, Catherine Litaker, and Emily Granger currently perform with Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Chicago Philharmonic and other regional orchestrates.
Danse Macabre – Saint-Saens
Brandenburg Concerto 3 – JS Bach
Musings – ML Williams
Spanish Dance nr. 1 – de Falla
Soirees – Andres
Masquerade Waltz – Khachaturian
Prelude from Coppelia – Delibes
Hungarian Rhapsody – Liszt
Mack the Knife
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Adult Season Ticket………….$75
Student Season Ticket………$20
Benefactor…………………….$350 (Includes 4 season tickets)
Patron…………………………..$175 (Includes 2 season tickets)
Single Performance Ticket..$20 (Price may vary)
For more ticket information call 417-288-2902
Checks may be mailed to
Lebanon Concert Association,
PO Box 1032
Lebanon, MO. 65536
LEBANON, Missouri- The Christian music group Unspoken will appear Saturday, May 20th in the Boswell Auditorium. The event is being sponsored by Truelove Ministries and is free and follows at tour with Casting Crowns. The concert will begin at 7:00 p.m.
I don’t think we ever expected we were going to reach as many people as we’ve been able to reach. The fact we’ve been able to speak into millions of people’s lives is crazy. Thinking back thirteen years to when I was dealing with drugs and alcohol in a very serious way, to think I would one day have a wife and kids and a solid family and home life and then be playing music for a living—God is surely able to do more than we ask or imagine. That might be a big theme on the new record too. Something we’ve often said to each other in the last few months is ‘Look what the Lord has done.’ He’s just opened doors we didn’t think could be opened.”
–Chad Matson, Lead Vocalist for Unspoken
The band is comprised of Mike Gomez, Jon Lowry, Chad Mattson, Ariel Munoz, and the newest member, pianist Don Eanes. The band released their debut single “Who You Are” on the record label Centricity Music.