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TRI-STATE ROUTE 66 ADVENTURE
Links to 66 Communities:

In Missouri:   RED OAK,  CARTHAGE ,CARTERVILLE,  WEBB CITY   JOPLIN  

In Kansas:  GALENA,   RIVERTON  &   BAXTER SPRINGS

In Oklahoma:   QUAPAW , MIAMI  & AFTON
 
TRI-STATE

ROUTE 66 ADVENTURE

2010

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of  Festival Highlights
taken during the event!
East to West: Quapaw, Commerce >
Miami, Afton
East to West: Carthage
Carterville,  Webb City, Joplin
< Exit #1
MISSOURI
KANSAS
East to West: Galena
Riverton,Baxter Springs >
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Host Hotel
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CASINO RESORT 



VENUE  SCHEDULE

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

OKLAHOMA
  OFFICIAL EVENT WEBSITE: www.66festival2010.com
Festival Host Hotel
DOWNSTREAM CASINO RESORT
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Visit the Official
Tri-State Route 66 Festival
Website
www.66festival2010.com
See Resort Photos Below
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

Amphitheater
Car Show Area
RV Parking
(Image of Final Construction)
Entrance >
DAILY UPDATES:

Wednesday, June 16th.:
3 pm.
Concession setups for the Car Show underway.  Car Show will be on right, Amphitheater for America/Christopher Cross on the left.
3 pm.
Our set-up in the RV Parking section, site #17

Thunderstorms building to the west.
DAILY UPDATES:  Thursday Summit: June 17th.
9am.
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.
Jerry McClanahan
receives the 
"Will Rogers"
Award
Not Shown:
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.
Images of Clinton and the National Route 66 Festival '07 held in Clinton, Oklahoma
2007 Route 66 Festival
CLINTON, OKLAHOMA
         VIP Reception Underway                                     The Aussies are interviewed                                             Lightning McQueen drops-in
          Touching-up the Diner                                        Bob Waldmire uses a BIG brush                            Diner is open during the Reception
         Michael wants an autograph ?                                     Author and Artist....best friends.                                Yours truly chats with the "Sheriff".
       The Road Crew from Nashville performs.                          Downtown photo exhibits are everywhere.                      Model of Cadillac
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ranch on display.   
       Daredevil cyclists thrill the downtown crowd by jumping the ramps.                                                       Two classic Chevys side-by-side
               Route 66 E-Group Breakfast                                                    Emily addresses the crowd                                              Awards are presented
Ron thinking about where to put his next tattoo.                                                       A Roadie group shot.
Clinton airport fly-in held Saturday.  Featured a pancake breakfast, old plane exhibits and hot-air balloon rides.
Preserving an old Route 66 motel in Clinton for future restoration are many roadie volunteers .
Images of the new Lucille's just east of Clinton off I-40 and still on historic Route 66.
This old Rambler American is an example of one person's effort to restore an old car.

Just imagine what thousands of dedicated preservationists can do with the old Mother Road.

Thanks Clinton for all your hard work.  We will be back.
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CLINTON CHAMBER of COMMERCE
101 South 4th. St.
Clinton, OK. 73601
www.clintonok.org
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