In 2014, the official Route 66 Cuba Fest is Saturday and Sunday October 18-19. This year there is a bonus with pre-Cuba Fest activities of a Cruise in and bonfire planned at the historic landmark Wagon Wheel Motel on Friday, October 17. And Saturday night the Route 66 Road Crew band will be playing classic rock at Belmont Winery, with the Tri-C Club running the gate. And as details are ironed out, there will be more announcements to look forward to.
Cuba Fest under various names, etc. has been in existence since Marie Marr started it in 1961 as the Cuba Art Show. It helps keep us town-strong as it is part of our small town culture.
There are 3 reasons that you should support this yearly community event and help us stay town-strong.
March 22, 2014, (9:00 am Rain or Shine) creates race fever as the community prepares for a yearly event that brings out hundreds for the four-mile race that shuts down both lanes of Route 66 and raises 1000s for the fitness of Cuba kids. Last year, the 6th annual Route 66 Race to the Rocker brought in over $20,000 for Cuba’s kids.
Trolley Tours and a Chili Cook-off, plus Viva Cuba items for sale are a few of our plans for the 2013 Cuba Fest.
In honor of National Dog Day, the blog will recount a story (actually side-by-side stories) from the 1933 Cuba Review involving a historic dog that belonged to Justice of the Peace Colonel W.H. Sweetin’.
The story involves many dramatic elements: politics, car crashes, a half-vicious dog, and children (one with a hard head) and an element of humor.
Cuba, MO Animal Control needs our help with donations, adoptions, and foster homes. And you can support events that support Animal Control’s efforts. like the one at Belmont Winery on August 10. Beau doesn’t want to go back to Animal Control, but he supports their efforts. Beau says go.