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Wayside Waifs – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

October 28th was the date for Wayside Waifs’ Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, which celebrated the completion of its $8.7 million expansion. Campaign Co-chairmen Sandy and Dave Johnson and Jill and Tom Turner hosted a limited number of guests as they celebrated the new Education and Training Center and the Canine Behavior Center. The project, which was completely funded by private philanthropy, added 20,000 square feet to the 50-acre campus. The Building Dreams and Transforming Lives Capital Campaign was a howling success.

Gary Lezak and his Wayside Waifs alum, Sunny

 

A tour of  the Education and Training Center

 

Canine Behavior Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony participants Phil Thomas, Marsha Hoffman, Geoff Hall, Wayside Waifs; Sandy Johnson, campaign co-chairman; Grandview Mayor Leonard Jones, Jill Turner, campaign co-chairman; Gary Lezak with Sunny, Brian Garvey, and Jodi Robinson, board chairman

 

Cash, a one-year-old shepherd mix, posed for his close-up.

 

Guests received a special tour of the Canine Behavior Center.

 

Kim Curtis, Vickie Wolgast, and Diane Huckshorn presented Geoff Hall, Wayside Waifs; with special recognition for the completed campaign.

Also featured in the December 12, 2020 issue of The Independent

 

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