LEBANON, Missouri- The Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society’s festival committee previewed the society’s new website at this morning’s committee meeting. The site is expected to launch on LebanonRoute66.com in early June.

Meanwhile, planning continues for the 2017 Lebanon Route 66 Festival, the 10th Lebanon festival devoted to The Mother Road but the first since 2009. The festival is scheduled for June 16-17 — Father’s Day weekend — with Friday activities at the Munger Moss Motel and Saturday activities at Boswell Park, which now has a Route 66 theme, The Friday activities are in partnership with the Munger Moss, and the Saturday activities are in partnership with the Lebanon Parks and Recreation Department.

Father’s Day weekend is when Hillbilly Days was held in Lebanon until recent years.
The festival will include classic cars, music, crafts, Route 66 memorabilia, food, games an evening movie for children and programs related to Route 66. Details will be announced in a few weeks. Loretta Young is the festival chairman.

The Route 66 Society continues to seek historic photos, documents, newspaper clippings and personal remembrances about Route 66 in Laclede County for the new website, which will be devoted to educating, preserving, promoting and developing Route 66 in Laclede County.

LebanonRoute66.com will include sections on “Yesterday’s 66” for articles and photos about local Route 66 history and “Today’s 66” for current events promoting Route 66 in the county.

LebanonRoute66.com will include sections on “Yesterday’s 66” for articles and photos about local Route 66 history and “Today’s 66” for current events promoting Route 66 in the county.

The site is being donated to the Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society by TownNews.com, which provides web, print, mobile and social-media products to more than 1,600 newspaper, broadcast, magazine and web-native publications. Sosniecki was a regional sales manager for TownNews.comfrom 2008 until his retirement at the start of 2016.

Scanned photos, clippings and other Route 66-related documents may be sent to the society’s new email address, LebanonRoute66@gmail.com. If you have questions or material that needs to be scanned, contact Sosniecki at the same address.

The website is scheduled to launch before the Lebanon Route 66 Festival on June 16

Scanned photos, clippings and other Route 66-related documents may be sent to the society’s new email address, LebanonRoute66@gmail.com. If you have questions or material that needs to be scanned, contact Sosniecki at the same address.

 

Pictured: Seated, from left — Chuck Jordan, Sosniecki and Ramona Lehman. Standing, from left — Elliott Wilburn, representing the Lebanon Parks and Recreation Department; Leland Townsend, Cliff Claxton, Donnie Strickland and Bill Jones. Not pictured: Loretta Young.