The first annual Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce Route 66 Challenge sponsored by Mid Missouri Motors was held on October 29, 2016. The event started at Old Towne Antiques and ended at The ARK Community and Sports Center; lunch was provided by area restaurants followed by the Awards Ceremony. Fifteen Teams traveled the 33 miles of Route 66 in Pulaski County completing "Adventures" and "Detours". Team Ellis #12 crossed the finish line with the most points winning the game and receiving $150 in cash, a road sign, Route 66 Challenge car flag, discounted entry fee for the following year, and $150 check to be awarded to the Pulaski County Sheltered Workshop, the charity the team chose from the Chamber for Good web site. Team members were Lisa Ellis, Angie Masterton, Hazel O'Donnell, and Jeff O'Donnell. Awards were also given for "Best Team Theme" and "Social Media" which both went to Team Belly Button Super Heroes #4; team members were Michael Myers, Amber Delander & Austin.
The event consisted of "Adventures" the teams were required to complete. These Adventures were made possible by our sponsors; Old Towne Antiques, Security Bank, Buffalo Wild Wings, Mid Missouri Motors, Armed Forces Bank, Bank of Iberia, Pulaski County Sewer District, and Infuze Credit Union. Along the way there were "Detours" the team could do for additional points, the detours were sponsored by Signs in Time, Citizen's Bank of Newburg, Lowe Chevrolet, Pulaski County Tourism Bureau, Java Express, Baymont Inn and Suites, Committee of Fifty, and Kayleen Photography. The teams were able to attain economic points during the event. All together the team spent $566.00 shopping local during the event.
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