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4 Women on the Route gets a surprise

It was quite a weekend for the 4 Women on the Route of Galena, Kan.

First, their restaurant and gift shop, in renovated gas station, was named New Business of the Year during the Will Rogers Awards Event on Saturday in Litchfield, Ill., at the Route 66 Festival.

Next, during the annual Route 66 yahoogroup breakfast on Sunday at the Ariston Cafe in Litchfield, 4 Women on the Route was surprised with a new neon sign that was commissioned and paid for with donations from Route 66 enthusiasts. The neon depicts Tow Tater, a 1950s boom truck in Galena that was the inspiration for Tow Mater in the hit Disney/Pixar movie “Cars.”

Doug and Jennifer Babin of Michigan led the effort to have the neon sign made. Here’s Jennifer reading the text of the plaque that came with the sign, and Jim Conkle is holding up the neon.

Here, with their new sign is Shelby Rigg, Renee Charles, Judy Courtney and Melba Rigg of 4 Women on the Route.


3 thoughts on “4 Women on the Route gets a surprise

  1. Doug Babin

    Thanks Ron,
    Nice write-up. We sure bowled the 4 Women over, but we couldn’t have done it with out the help of the fellow roadies such as yourself. We had a blast at the festival. It was great to meet you and Emily and so many other fantastic folks on the Mother Road.

  2. Joe Loesch

    That was a special day! Now The Road Crew will get to see the sign hanging in their window when we play at the big car show on October 8th, 2009 in Galena.

  3. Anonymous

    Yeah you guys got me twice once at the dinner than at breakfast …we get so many picture took of our cool sign…thanks guys with all our heart…and that is Octber the 3rd …cant wait …Melba 4wotr

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