The 2007 WWII MV Convoy will take place from May 18-19, 2007. This year the starting point has shifted to a new location: Mexico, MO. The event has several new additions to it, which include the lunch USO show, the big band dance Saturday night, and two catered meals served from the WWII mess truck. The theme for this year’s MV convoy is The Road to Paris, and includes a stop in Paris, MO. Click here for more information about the event.
This year’s event will take us around Mark Twain Lake to the North, with planned stops at the following locations:
The Audrain County Historical Society will be hosting us this year, with many planned activities over the weekend. We expect this new starting site to provide some variation, as well as provide a fresh look to the event. Follow this link for more information about the Audrain County Historical Society.
The Mark Twain Birthplace Shrine in Florida, MO. The convoy fee includes the admission to the site. Click here for more information about this stop.
The Cannon Dam Spillway (lunch stop) The lunch stop will include a USO show. The lunch, served from a WWII mess truck, will include grilled chicken halves or pork steaks, baked beans, cole slaw and drinks. The USO show is to include music and dancing, and is organized by people from Perry, MO. Photos of the site are available here.
A stop in Monroe City, MO at a city park. Information about Monroe City is available here.
A stop in Paris, MO at the fair grounds. We also are planning a drive through of a local nursing home. Follow this link for more information about Paris.
A steak dinner at the Audrain County Historical Society. It will be served by the mess truck, and the menu includes steaks, baked potatoes, beans and drinks.
A live big band dance on the patio of the Audrain County Historical Society under a large tent. The Swingin’ Axes from Columbia, MO will be performing.
HOTEL INFORMATION: If you wish to stay in a hotel, The Amerihost Inn in Mexico, MO has reserved a block of rooms for us. The rooms are $55 per night for either king or two double beds. Amerihost Inn is located at the junction of Highway 54 and Business 54 on the Southern end.
Amerihost Inn – Mexico
900 Vance Drive
Mexico, MO 65265
CAMPING INFORMATION: Areas will be set aside on the grounds of the Audrain County Historical Society for both authentic and non-authentic camping. Restrooms are available on the site, although no shower facilities are available.
COST OF THE EVENT: The event fee is $30, which includes lunch, dinner, admission to the dance, and admission to the Mark Twain Shrine.
T-SHIRTS: Lee Bishop is designing shirts for us. The design has a military police directing traffic with two jeeps passing by. The final design is due on the web site any time now. Shirts are $15. This is another quality design from Lee.
REGISTRATION: The registration forms are on the web site. Registration will continue through May 11, 2007.
For questions on the event, contact Tim Scherrer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 573-489-4891.