The Route 66 Association of Missouri is a nonprofit organization established to preserve, promote, and develop Historic 66 (The Main Street of America) in the Show-Me State.
The Route 66 Association of Missouri originated from the efforts of dedicated volunteers who in the fall of 1989 realized Historic 66 in Missouri deserved the recognition and preservation.
The association became a reality in early 1990 when it began officially with more Charter Members than any other state Route 66 Association. Today, Association members reside in over 30 states plus internationally.
It was a very gloomy evening with light rain — so definitely no neat dusk/sunset type photos tonight. And the local VFW person in charge of the event preferred that we go through the entire ceremony inside the VFW hall first, and then go out to relight the neon — so that put us well after sunset when we flipped the switch at 5:20pm.
Nevertheless, a really fun evening with a lot of ooh’s & aah’s from those who had never seen anything like this before (including myself). The most interesting thing is how the mix of colors in the glass blocks changes as you walk around it. The VFW leadership and membership are very proud of this unique Route 66 icon that they now have on display — and it is visible at night for quite a distance, no matter whether you are on I-44 or the outer road (which is really old 66).
The next meeting is Saturday, January 10, 2015 at…
122 West 8th Street Rolla, MO 65401 www.AlexsPizza.com
Buffet lunch served at 12:00 noon with the general meeting following.
Our own Mark Stauter will present “Route 66 Then and Now”