LEBANON, Missouri- The Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society says the ceremony to unveil a second Route 66 mural in Boswell Park at Saturday’s Lebanon Route 66 Festival has been postponed.

Paul Whitehill of Whitehill Enterprises, the mural contractor, notified John Shelton, director of Lebanon Parks and Recreation, this morning that the mural’s tiles have been delayed in transit from Spain, where the tiles are kiln-fired, which protects the digitally printed image.

 Whitehill had planned to install the tiles on several days this week – a boom lift was at the mural site this morning — but the tiles spent two nights in Memphis, Tennessee, then were shipped to New Jersey rather than to Joplin, where Whitehill’s business is located.

If the tiles arrive in Joplin tonight, there’s still a chance Whitehill will begin installation Saturday, but completion in time for an unveiling ceremony isn’t expected.

The Lebanon-Laclede County Route 66 Society still plans a brief program at 2 p.m. Saturday on a stage by the murals.

Saturday will be the last day donors of $100 more to the three-mural project will have their names added to a plaque at the murals.