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Coronavirus Forces Cancelation Of Birthplace Of Route 66 Festival

Springfield’s Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, planned for August, is canceled due to the coronavirus.

City of Springfield spokesperson, Cora Scott, said in a news release that they believe canceling the event "is the right thing to do to protect participants, staff, spectators and the community."

The city will offer refunds or the option to apply fees toward the 2021 festival.

Learn more here.  

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.