Lighting Ceremonies

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Lighting Ceremonies

On the evening of Saturday, October 26, 2013, people anxiously gathered on the sidewalk and streets around the museum for the re-lighting of the Vic Suhling “Gas for Less” sign.

After receiving an $11,000 matching grant from the National Park Service, the Neon Heritage Preservation Committee from the Missouri Route 66 Association had the sign fully restored. Many citizens, museum association members, family and friends turned out for the event, as well as Litchfield Mayor Steve Dougherty, Gene Wagner, son of the original owner of the station and Vic Suhling’s daughters Bonnie and Bernice.

Image courtesy of Will Tackaberry