Public invited to share ideas during an open house and attend a presentation at Route 66 State Park

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Volume 37-357 For Immediate Release: Oct. 1, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. -- In an effort to ensure that the public has an opportunity to provide input regarding services in state parks and historic sites, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources invites you to bring your ideas to an open house on Saturday, Oct. 17, at Route 66 State Park near Eureka.

The open house will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at the park's visitor center, with a special presentation given by a local author at 1 p.m. Both events are open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

Recent accomplishments at the park and future plans will be highlighted during the open house. Visitors are invited to share comments on the park's services and operations. The Department recently completed a project consisting of new water and sewer connections to the park's visitor center. The new municipal service provides potable water to the visitor center.

In conjunction with the open house, local author Norma Maret Bolin will do a presentation about Route 66 and her books, "Route 66 St. Louis: From the Bridges to the Diamonds" and "The Route 66 St. Louis Cookbook: The Mother Lode of Recipes from the Mother Road." Bolin will also discuss her discovery of Route 66 and her research, writing and self-publishing process. A book signing will follow her presentation.

Route 66 State Park is located two miles east of Eureka off Interstate 44 in St. Louis County. Persons requiring special services or accommodations to attend the open house can make arrangements by calling the park directly at 636-938-7198 or by calling the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For information about state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at