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AWARDS BANQUET

BUDWEISER, Sponsor of the Music and the
Car Shows for 2011!
Our Emcee for the banquet was Jamey Karr (on right) from 100.9 The Eagle, Amarillo’s #1 rated radio station.

Amarillo’s own award winning “ Golden Spread Chorus “ entertained right before we feasted on Texas BBQ from the RED RIVER STEAK HOUSE, and again at the end of the banquet.
YES, we sang “ Get Your Kicks On Route 66 twice.

MORE PHOTOS COMING SOON!
This page was last updated: June 12, 2011
Photos by Ron Hart
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The Road Crew Band, winners of the Inaugural Bobby Troup Artistic Award
Alan McNeil and his mother, Marianne, were recognized for their work to restore the Triangle Motel in East Amarillo by Kaisa Barthuli of the Natl. Park Service .
Awards were presented to Akio Takeuchi of Japan and Anne Butel, Richard and Robyn Hattrill, John Mascali and Dale and Kristi- -- all from Australia, for traveling the longest distance to attend the festival.
Akio Takeuchi of Japan receives his Long-Distance travel award.
Lanelle Berry and Dean Walker won awards for the Best-Dressed Cowgirl and Best-Dressed Cowboy
Amarillo Mayor Paul Harpole
Amarillo-based Golden Spread Chorus entertained the guests.  (Bob "Croc" Lile on left).
Rocky & Linda Drake savor the Barbecue from the Red River Steakhouse in McLean, Texas.
Host David Rushing leads the crowd in singing Happy 85th. birthday to Route 66.
Guests watch Michael Wallis blow-out the candles on one of the many Route 66 Birthday Cakes.
Michael Wallis delivers his entertaining "State of the Route" address
Kaisa Barthuli of the N.P.S. Route 66 Corridor Grant Program addresses the banquet guests.
David Rushing hands-out silent-auction items to the winners.
Winners of the Miss Texas Route 66 Pagent.