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2016 City News Releases

Posted on: August 14, 2016

Route 66 Festival draws record attendance

About 38,000 people participated in Springfield Missouri’s 6th annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, presented by KY3/KSPR; City of Springfield and Aaron Sachs & Associates. Despite a soggy start, 250 classic cars and a couple dozen motorcycles paraded down the historic Mother Road from the Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park to the corner of St. Louis and National. The parade and live musical acts at the Square, Motorcycle Village, Historic Gillioz Theater and numerous over venues, drew about 4000 spectators into downtown. On Saturday, the festival broke attendance records, drawing in about 28,000 people to view 375 classic cars and enjoy about 22 musical acts on four stages downtown, Aaron Sachs & Associates presented a large number of those acts on a stage in the Ozarks on Two Wheels’ Motorcycle Village. Approximately 1000 motorcyclists attended the show, which also included a motorcycle stunt show, Globe of Steel Show and Harley-Davidson motorcycle demos, according to organizer Aaron Sachs. About 750 motorcyclists raised about $8000 in the annual Gypsy Tour Poker Run, benefitting the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association. Here’s how the numbers break down: Friday evening’s parade and concerts: 5000 (participating and spectating) Saturday’s Classic Car Show, Motorcycle Village and concerts on four stages: 28,000 Sunday’s continuation: 5000 ### For more information, please contact Cora Scott at 380-3352 or cscott@springfieldmo.gov.

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Posted on: January 11, 2016

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Jan. 25 City Council meeting summary

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Feb. 8 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: February 8, 2016

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Posted on: February 10, 2016

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Posted on: February 10, 2016

Feb. 22 City Council meeting summary

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March 7 City Council meeting summary

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March 21 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: March 21, 2016

April 4 City Council meeting summary

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April 18 City Council meeting summary

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June 13 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: June 13, 2016

June 27 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: June 27, 2016

July 11 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: July 11, 2016

July 25 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: July 25, 2016

Aug. 8 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: August 8, 2016

Sept. 6 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: September 6, 2016

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Posted on: August 25, 2016
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Sept. 19 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: September 19, 2016
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Oct. 3 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: October 3, 2016
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Posted on: October 11, 2016
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Oct. 17 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: October 17, 2016
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Oct. 31 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: October 31, 2016
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Nov. 14 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: November 14, 2016
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Nov. 28 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: November 28, 2016
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Dec. 12 City Council meeting summary

Posted on: December 12, 2016