Everything’s coming up roses… “What are those flowers in the Viva Cuba Garden? They’re beautiful.” Viva Cuba members have been answering that question in response to the beautiful blooms in the Viva Cuba Garden. They are knockout roses, and this is their third season. They are a hardy landscape rose that blooms from early summer [...]
Cuba, Missouri fourth graders know their history. On Friday, May 15, Viva Cuba Members Jill Barnett and Jane Reed joined two busloads of Crawford County R-II fourth graders and their teachers on a bus tour. The Viva Cuba members narrated the stories behind the murals as the big yellow bus toured the town along the [...]
On Saturday, May 9, 2009, at Java.net Books and Gifts, chair collectors gathered to bid on Viva Cuba’s latest group of customized chairs, tables, and benches. Artists once more rallied to provide Viva Cuba with a striking array of painted furniture that was available for bidding. Mary Miller and her staff at Java.net kept the [...]
• 1984 Began Annual Beautification Day. Entire community involved in maintaining ongoing projects and planning new ones: 2009 was the 25th beautification day. • 1987 Major thoroughfare through Cuba (Hwy. 19) became the first Adopt-a-Highway in Missouri. Viva Cuba adopted and landscaped 1.5 mile stretch at a cost of $30,185. It was a joint effort [...]
Cuba, Missouri is a year-round destination with many attractions and events.
In the latest Show Me Route 66 Magazine, there were tributes to Fran Eickhoff of Cuba, Missouri who passed away August 7, 2008. In comments by Tonya Pike of the Route 66 Association of Missouri, she said “Before Fran made Route 66 a known item in Cuba, there were no murals, no bakery, no Missouri [...]