Sunday, September 10, 2023 in Westgate Park

Enclosed Shelter House / Noon–4:00 p.m. / Rain or Shine / 3271 Wicklow Road

Friends of Westgate Park and the Westgate Neighbors Association are proud to present Westgate Wags & Whiskers. So, save the date and get ready to leash up, Columbus! All proceeds beyond expenses and seed money for next year will go to pet and animal charities.

Westgate Wags & 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 showcasing & selling their products
  • Pet-centered services such as groomers and veterinarians
  • Games, contests, activities and projects for pets & their humans

Would you like to be a sponsor?

General Sponsorships are available at the Top Dog and Good Dog levels.

Area Sponsorships are designated spots on the day of the event in the Westgate Wags & Whiskers space in Westgate Park. These include:

  • Raining Cats & Dogs Main Stage
  • Chasing My Tail Playground
  • Howl at the Moon Bar-K & Watering Holes
  • Forever in our Hearts Rainbow Bridge
  • Don’t Poop on our Parade Baggie Posts

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

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.)

Westgate Neighborhood Scholarship


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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  • 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 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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