Historic Green Tree Inn Selected as 2012 Host for the Route 66 International Celebration

By Nikki Garrett Metzger

(Victorville)-– The Historic Green Tree Inn has been selected as the host for the annual Route 66 International Celebration to be held in summer 2012.

Joe Flores, General Manager of the Green Tree Inn explained, “We are very excited about this opportunity. It will be a four day event here on the property with concerts, car shows, vendors, food, everything!”

The Green Tree Inn beat out Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino, Barstow, and Santa Monica – where Route 66 ends, to host to the event.

Each year one of the eight Route 66 states is selected to host the International Celebration. In 2011 the event was held in Amarillo, Texas. Fans come from all over to attend the celebration, many traveling the actual route to get there.

“This event will be a boost for our area, and an economic boost for the local economy. Here at the hotel we will have to hire more employees to help out,” said Flores.

Flores took over as General Manager of the Green Tree Inn July 4th, 2011.  Since then the hotel has formed a partnership with the Route 66 Museum in Old Town Victorville. This has resulted in several items from the museum put on display at the hotel, and several joint events coming up in the future.

Flores was recently elected to the Board of Trustees for the California Historic Route 66 Association, which is  a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, promotion and enjoyment of Historic Route 66 in California, according to their website.

The 2012 Route 66 International Celebration is tentatively scheduled to begin on August 12th. For more information visit The Historic Green Tree Inn & Suites on Facebook.  For more information and schedule of events for the California Historic Route 66 Association http://www.route66ca.org and for the Historic Route 66 web site http://www.historic66.com.

1 comment for “Historic Green Tree Inn Selected as 2012 Host for the Route 66 International Celebration

  1. Pat Bridges
    October 24, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Wow, this is good news! The Green Tree Inn could use the shot in the arm, economically speaking, and so can the Victorville area.

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