The Iowa U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association is excited to help Aprylle Gilbert, an accomplished folk-rock musician and long-distance runner, as she makes her way through Iowa on her coast-to-coast run across historic U.S. Route 6. Her goal is to inspire youth and to raise funds for a youth center in a troubled neighborhood in San Jose, California.
Her goal is to run an average of 30 miles per day as she makes her way from Long Beach, California, to Provincetown, Massachusetts, along Route 6--an overall distance of 3,652 miles. At various locations, she will also be doing concerts, as time allows. Aprylle has an estimated ETA in Council Bluffs of July 22nd.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
· Run or walk alongside Aprylle as she makes her way through your town
· Create a media event for your local news
· Provide lodging for an evening for Aprylle and her support driver
· Provide a meal and encouragement
· Donate to her cause
· Host a concert – with 50% of the donations going to Aprylle’s cause and 50% going to a charity of your choice. Aprylle is a highly accomplished folk-rock musician. (Note: Only as time allows. Please plan in advance so Aprylle can coordinate her schedule.)
· Become a Member of the Iowa U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association
FOLLOW APRYLLE’S PROGRESS AND FIND FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT HER CAUSE AT www.route6tour.com.
River to River: Iowa's Forgotten Highway 6 includes the Route 6 Retro Road Tour.
River to River: Iowa's Forgotten Highway 6 by Emmy® nominated documentary filmmakers Kelly and Tammy Rundle will premiere Thursday evening, September 17, 2015, 7:00 p.m. on the Putnam Giant Screen in Davenport, Iowa.
River to River: Iowa’s Forgotten Highway 6 guides viewers on a nostalgic classic car journey through yesterday’s soda shops, filling stations, general stores, drive-ins, historic sites and roadside attractions that line Iowa’s U.S. Highway 6.
River to River director Kelly Rundle "on the road."
“With Interstate 80’s near universal use by travelers, Route 6 and the memories that define it have faded from the public’s consciousness,” said director Kelly Rundle of Fourth Wall Films. “The film is a celebration of a journey."
Producer Tammy Rundle with Dexter Museum curator Doris Feller following an interview about notorious outlaws Bonnie and Clyde whose crime spree landed them in the Iowa Route 6 town of Dexter.
"Most travelers are unaware of the many colorful stories from the past around every turn in the road,” said producer Tammy Rundle. “Iowa’s portion of the transcontinental Route 6 has a past that includes Bonnie and Clyde, Jesse James, Nancy Drew, Jack Kerouac, and others.”
Dave Darby, Executive Director of the Iowa Division of Route 6 Tourist Association.
“Historic U.S. 6 is the longest highway ever created in the United States,” said Darby. “It once stretched 3,652 miles from Provincetown, Massachusetts to Long Beach, California, right through the heart of Iowa.” The Route 6 Tourist Association is responsible for an ongoing campaign to designate Historic Route 6 with special signs from Davenport to Council Bluffs.
The documentary will continue screening at film festivals and in art theaters and other venues, and will be released nationally on DVD in the fall. Broadcasts on Midwestern PBS stations will follow in 2016.
The Rundles' Fourth Wall Films is an independent film and video production company. They produced the regional Emmy® nominated documentary Country School: One Room – One Nation; the award-winning films Movie Star: The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg (co-produced with Garry McGee), Letters Home to Hero Street (co-produced with WQPT), Any Kid Anywhere: Sex Trafficking Survivor Stories (co-produced with Braking Traffik), Lost Nation: The Ioway 1, 2 & 3, and Villisca: Living with a Mystery.