FIRST ANNUAL FESTIVAL CELEBRATING OUR FURRY FRIENDS!

Sunday, September 10, 2023

West Gate Lodge / 2925 W. Broad St. / Noon–4:00 p.m. / Rain or Shine

Thank you to everyone that came to our event on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

We raised $1,062 through our Raffles to be donated to pet charities.

Join us next year on September 8, 2024!

For now, take a look at some of our pics from this year’s event…

Westgate Neighbors Association is proud to present Westgate Wags and Whiskers, with the generous support of Brewdog Franklinton and Schoedinger Pets. So, save the date and get ready to leash up, Columbus! All proceeds from our Red Rover Rrrraffle and Purrrfect Pets Basket Raffle will go to pet and animal charities.

Westgate Wags and Whiskers promises the ultimate dog (& cat) day of summer!

This FREE event is open to all pets and their well-behaved humans in and around the city. You must keep your human leashed and under control at all times!

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Pet-centered artisans, businesses and services
  • Contests and Activities for pets & their humans
  • Pet Rescues
  • Red Rover Rrrraffle: Two unique, handcrafted items
  • Purrrfect Pets Basket Raffle: Baskets include gift cards from BarkBox and area pet and people-centered businesses. Proceeds from both raffles will go to animal and pet charities.
  • Taco Nice food truck
 

Snuggle Up Pet Quilt Throw

Schoedinger Pets Rainbow Bridge

Red Rover Rrrraffle:
We have two items in this raffle. Both were specially created for Westgate Wags and Whiskers!
Tickets: 1 for $5; 3 for $10; 8 for $20

With this first item, you can enjoy quality time together with the Snuggle Up Pet Quilt Throw: 

The second item is a 3D miniature version of the large on-site Schoedinger Pets Rainbow Bridge. It is created out of plywood and lumber, and painted by hand. It is coated with marine varnish so it can be displayed outside if you choose.

Purrrfect Pets Basket Raffle:
Multiple baskets will be available to choose from.
Tickets: 1 for $3; 4 for $10; 10 for $20

Everyone who checks in at the Welcome Tent will be given a FREE TICKET for the basket raffle. 

Drawings will be held at 3:30 p.m. You do not need to be present to win. All proceeds benefit animal & pet charities.

These coloring pages deserve a round of “a-paws”! Download our Westgate Wags and Whiskers coloring pages just for the fun of it!

We’re sniffing around for vendors in the following categories:

  • Pet clothing and accessories
  • Pet furniture and equipment
  • Pet food and treats
  • Art
  • Service dog and pet training
  • Pet boarding and grooming
  • Veterinarians
  • Pet rescues
  • Pet services

Would you like to be a vendor for 2024?
Come play with us!

VENDOR SPACES ARE FREE TO ALL:

  • For-profit non-pet-centered businesses
  • Non-profit non-pet-centered organizations
  • For-profit pet-centered businesses
  • Non-profit pet-centered organizations
  • Government agencies
  • In-home pet-centered businesses
  • Certified, accredited, non-profit pet rescues

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED

QUESTIONS ABOUT BEING A VENDOR
OR VOLUNTEERING IN 2024?

Contact Mari Ann Binder Futty at westgatewags@gmail.com. Put “Wags & Whiskers” in the title of the email.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

These Westgate pets are patiently waiting! Or as they like to say “bow wow, meow, cluck cluck, purrrrr, grrrr, squawk, blub blub blub, bark, croak, yap, whine, woof, hiss, chirp, grunt, snort, buzz, ribbit…”

Email a picture of your pet and we’ll post it here!
(Just one photo per pet, please.)

ARE YOU A BUSINESS MEMBER?
Consider an upgrade to the Patron level! Your business name will be displayed on our website.

Westgate Neighborhood Scholarship

FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2023-2024

Applications accepted in March

The Westgate Neighbors Association Scholarship was established in 2015 as an extension of our mission to “help our community thrive”. The $1000 postsecondary education scholarship is funded by a portion of the proceeds from the Westgate Home & Garden Tour. It is awarded annually to a qualified resident of Westgate who contributes to the betterment of their community through their demonstrated service and leadership. While GPA and course selection are considered, the committee is focused more on the candidates’ involvement with their communities.

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APPLICANT MUST

  • Live within the boundaries of the Westgate neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio OR attend West High School. (Boundaries for the purpose of this scholarship are from the south side of West Broad Street to the the north side of Sullivant Avenue, and from the west side of South Hague Avenue to the west side of Demorest Road.)
  • Be a full-time student who will be attending a college or vocational school for the 2023-2024 academic year.

If it is determined by the scholarship committee that none of the applicants meet the eligibility requirements, or embody the standards by which the scholarship was established, we reserve the right not to award the scholarship for the current year.

  1. Complete the (interactive PDF) Application.
  2. Attach a current dated transcript signed by a school administrator or counselor.
  3. Attach two documents verifying your, or a parent or guardian’s Westgate address.
  4. Complete the section Honors / Achievement / Community Service / Leadership (include years participated, organization, activities).
  5. List three references we may contact, at least one of whom is to provide a Letter of Recommendation which is to be attached.
  6. Attach at least one Letter of Recommendation.
  7. Attach two essays.
  8. Complete Signature of Certification.

Submit all of the above to scholarship@westgateneighbors.org no later than Sunday, April 30, 2023 at midnight

  1. The scholarship recipient will be notified via contact information provided on the application form.
  2. The recipient will provide the committee a Letter of Acceptance from the designated postsecondary school.
  3. The recipient will be asked to attend the May 2023 WNA Community Meeting, at which they will be introduced and the award presented.
  4. Scholarship monies will be sent directly to the Financial Aid Office of the designated school, in August, after it is confirmed the student is officially enrolled for the fall semester.
2022 Winner Said Barud
2020 Winner Martin Paul Susec
2019 Winner Maxwell Lee
2018 Winner Olivia Rowe
2017 Winner Erica Loughner
2016 Winner Molly Brumfield
2015 Winner Heather Corson

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