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.
As Viva Cuba members travel, we often notice that our small town has events in common with larger or distant cities–such as Riverside, California.
What do Cuba, Missouri and Riverside, California have in common? Both towns enjoyed visits from two famous women, Amelia Earhart and Bette Davis.
Earhart and Davis are depicted on large outdoor murals along the Route 66 corridor, commemorating their stopovers in Cuba, Missouri.
Cuba, Missouri is proud of its history, its development, and its art. Viva Cuba sometimes boasts that we are a community where “Art Meets History.”
All of that’s still true, but Viva Cuba has also embraced technology and social media. In addition to this website and blog, we are on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Cuba High School senior Kenzie DeRennaux’s photo Welcome to the Mural City captured the first place position in Viva Cuba’s Our Town Photo Contest, which was open to high schoolers in the Crawford County R-II school district. The bright fall day and treescape perspective added color to her photo of one of Cuba’s welcome signs.
For the second year, Viva Cuba is offering our nostalgic Christmas over Route 66 Cuba, Missouri print. The print was warmly received last year, and Cuba citizens and collectors purchased many prints as gifts and for their homes.
Last year the original painting was on display in Peoples Bank. But for only $20, prints can be purchased at the Hwy. 19 Peoples Bank. You can order the print online here for $20. and a small shipping fee. Our elves are standing by to get your print in the mail for you.
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