Quantcast

Final preparations underway for Route 66 International Festival - KOAM TV 7

Final preparations underway for Route 66 International Festival

Updated:

Final preparations for the 2013 Route 66 International Festival are underway in the Four States.  Cities along the Route now wait for out of town guest and locals.

Route 66 was never an ordinary road.  It's been given the lifetime name Main Street of America and beginning Thursday an international festival is expected to bring thousands of people to Four State communities along the route.

"It's amazing the people around this world that know what Route 66 is or are dedicated to it and will be coming to it," says Patrick Tuttle, Director of Joplin's Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Local, state and international organizations have been planning for the festival for one year.

"We know right now of six nations that are coming in and every state is going to be represented," says Tuttle.

Galena's Economic Development Committee recently started meeting weekly to prepare.

"We're hoping for 5,000 to 8,000 - we will take 10 - however many people come we will try to be a happy place," says Kathy Anderson, a member of Galena's Economic Development Committee.

Locals also are encouraged to learn more about the preservation and heritage of the route.

"I think it will be a big awareness for a lot of local people to people right here in Galena that we have a good spot right here in the states and the United States," says Anderson.  "I hope Galena is one of the best parts about this festival."

"Route 66 is our longest museum in America and people flock to it just for that purpose," says Tuttle.

The festival features car shows, vendors, and many more activities along the route from Miami, Oklahoma to Carthage, Missouri.  The festival runs Thursday through Saturday.

For a complete list of events visit http://route66internationalfestival.com/schedule_of_events/

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Balloon release for Adriaunna Horton, one year later

    Balloon release for Adriaunna Horton, one year later

    Sunday, August 25 2013 9:28 PM EDT2013-08-26 01:28:12 GMT
    One year later, after 12 year old Adriannua Horton was taken from a Golden City, Missouri neighborhood park family and friends gather to honor her life. More >>
    One year later, after 12 year old Adriannua Horton was taken from a Golden City, Missouri neighborhood park family and friends gather to honor her life. 
    More >>
  • City of Neosho determines 2015 property tax rate

    City of Neosho determines 2015 property tax rate

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:19:43 GMT
    In a 3 to 2 vote tonight, the Neosho City Council finalized a property tax levy amount for the fiscal year 2015.More >>
    In a 3 to 2 vote tonight, the Neosho City Council finalized a property tax levy amount for the fiscal year 2015.More >>
  • Man Enter Home Near Golden, MO

    Man Enter Home Near Golden, MO

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:09:49 GMT
    Barry County - On Tuesday, August 19th at 08:00 a.m., the Barry County Sheriff's Office received a call from a female stating that a man was trying to get in her residence and possibly had a weapon. When Sheriff Mick Epperly ,Deputy Bill Watkins and Deputy Cole, Detective Terry Meek arrived they spoke with the homeowner who stated that someone had been in his RV, which was located beside the residence. Sheriff Mick Epperly and Deputy Watkins searched the RV and found no one. After they finish...More >>
    Barry County - On Tuesday, August 19th at 08:00 a.m., the Barry County Sheriff's Office received a call from a female stating that a man was trying to get in her residence and possibly had a weapon. When Sheriff Mick Epperly ,Deputy Bill Watkins and Deputy Cole, Detective Terry Meek arrived they spoke with the homeowner who stated that someone had been in his RV, which was located beside the residence. Sheriff Mick Epperly and Deputy Watkins searched the RV and found no one. After they finish...More >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.