Route 66 Train Park to be dedicated

The ribbon is to be cut for the Route 66 Train Park along Front Street near the K Street underpass at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 6. A multi-year project in honor of all veterans spearheaded by the Needles Downtown Business Alliance, the park has received support from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, Joe Jones of the Shell/Subway/Dairy Queen travel center on Needles Highway, and the city of Needles. The park is to feature historic train cars, benches, trash and recycling receptacles, a marked walking path and more. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 404 will perform an opening ceremony. Pictured: Folks from VFW Post 404 place small flags and bunting around the veterans monument at the park in January of 2019 (l to r) Post 404 Service Officer Philip Morris, Post 404 Patriotism Instructor Pat Morris, Post 404 Auxiliary President and Department of Arizona Conductress Johnnie DeBoard, Post 404 Auxiliary Second Year Trustee Bryana Brandt, Post 404 Commander Deuce Brandt, Connor Rederick, and Post 404 Auxiliary Junior Vice President Candi Howard.

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