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TRI-STATE ROUTE 66 ADVENTURE
Links to 66 Communities:
ROUTE 66 ADVENTURE
Scroll-down for Photos
of Festival Highlights
taken during the event!
East to West: Quapaw, Commerce >
East to West: Carthage
Carterville, Webb City, Joplin
East to West: Galena
Riverton,Baxter Springs >
Thursday June 17
9:00-3:00 Summit Meeting in Black Hawk Room
11:30 Lunch in Downstream Buffet
12:00 Registration Downstream Hotel Lobby
1:00 Back to Summit Meeting
6:00-9:00 Vendors Start to set-up in Pavilion
5:30-? Welcome Party place to be announced
Friday June 18
9:00-5:00 Registration Downstream Hotel Lobby
12:00-6:00 Vendors open Booths
7:00-9:00 a taste of Route 66 & Pool Party Downstream Pool Area no charge except for drinks.
Visit for the evening with roadies.
Spook Light Cruise
Saturday June 19
7:00-9:00 Roadie Breakfast Downstream Pavilion
9:00-5:00 Car Show Sponsored by Street Dreams
9:00-3:00 Vendors Open
6:00-7:00 Meet & Greet before Banquet
7:00-12:00 Banquet, Awards Program and live band Coupe Deville
Sunday June 20
Happy Fathers Day
8:00-? Breakfast in Baxter Springs for those who want to join us for Fathers Day
Festival Host Hotel
DOWNSTREAM CASINO RESORT
Visit the Official
Tri-State Route 66 Festival
Pavillion on Left, Pool Cabanas and Pool Deck
Pool Area , Casino in Building on Right
Pool Bar and Socializing Area
Pavillion Interior, West End
Pavillion Interior, East End
Pavillion , Site of the Festival Banquet and Awards Ceremony
(Image of Final Construction)
Wednesday, June 16th.:
Concession setups for the Car Show underway. Car Show will be on right, Amphitheater for America/Christopher Cross on the left.
Our set-up in the RV Parking section, site #17
Thunderstorms building to the west.
DAILY UPDATES: Thursday Summit: June 17th.
Jim Conkle opens Summit
Pat Henderson makes
Postage Stamp Project Presentation
Dave Emerson intros
new Route 66 Directory
Vince Lindstrom, Joplin CVB Director gives motivational talk
Patrick Tuttle Talks about full marathon in Tri-State area
Kathy Anderson presents Billboard Museum Project
Kathy Weiser-Alexander & Dave Alexander, Legends of America
Give video presentation
Nancy Griffin of Favorite Roads.com with Shelby Rigg and friend
DAILY UPDATES: Thursday Afternoon Summit and Welcome Party: June 17th.
Nancy Griffith addresses the audience and discussed the promotion of Route 66 on their website.
Babs Tims teaches 4th. graders about Route 66
Sue Stringer with the Kansas D.O.T. speaks
on the Kansas Byways Program
Kelli Hillard with the KS. Dept. of Commerce
The Summit concluded at 4 pm. with Jim Conkle telling the gathering that Amarillo, TX. has been selected as the host city for 2011, and that Santa Monica, CA. will host in 2010.
Below...coverage of the Welcome Party being held this evening at the Route 66 home of Larry Courtney in Galena, KS.
Thanks to the hospitality of Galena businessman Larry Courtney, the Route 66 Festival Welcome Party was held at his home on Route 66 just west of Galena. There were an estimated 100 attendees who dined on burgers, hot dogs, sausage and grilled chicken. It was sunny and hot, but there was a steady breeze.
Above, guests huddled together where there was shade while the kids swam in the pool nearby.
Below, Larry joins Ron (Tattoo Man) Jones, Jim Conkle and Dean (Crazy Legs) Walker for photo-op.
Those oil cans contain T-Shirts!
DAILY UPDATES: Friday - Vendor set-up & Pool Party: June 18th.
Booth set-up inside the Pavillion and the Private Pool Party kicks-off.
DAILY UPDATES: Saturday E-Group breakfast in the Pavillion: June 19th.
E-Group members gather for a catered breakfast and display their dozens of door prizes.
E-Group members posed for a group photo after the Breakfast.
DAILY UPDATES: Saturday Car Show 9am. to 4pm: June 19th.
This classic Chevelle, except for his own Mustang, is the only automobile with Bob Waldmire's artwork. The car was featured at the car show, and later at the Banquet.
About 200 classic and custom cars were on display.
Right: Early 50's hood ornament on a Pontiac.
Left: A factory record player in a 1956 Plymouth !
DAILY UPDATES: Saturday Afternoon Vendors, June 19th.
Michael Wallis autographs his book, License Plate Signs at Booth & the Route 66 Candy House in Joplin.
Below: Michael and Friends, the 1930' Hwy. 66 Assn. logo & the "Sheriff" signs autographs fo the kids.
DAILY UPDATES: Saturday Evening Banquet, June 19th.
Melba, Carolyn, Renee & Larry Courtney are appreciated for their hard work,
and Michael Wallis delivers the Keynote Address.
Tulsa reporter Mike Easterly receives the "Wallis 66 Award"
Presentation of the Kansas Historic Route 66 awards
Dean Walker receives the
"Route 66 Ambassador" Award
Bob Gehl receives the
"Founders " Award
Gary Turner receives the
"Mother Road Person of the Year" award.
Marty and Jerry Velock receive the"Mother Road Lifetime Achievement" Award
Cyrus Avery Award presented to
Melvina Hinch by Avery's granddaughter Joy Avery.
Bob Waldmire received the first "Bob Waldmire" award
New Business of the year went to Jessica & Dan Weiss of Cali 66
Mother Road Business of the Year award went to "POPS" in Arcadia, OK.