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.