The Shay Showcase2021-06-24T14:12:28-04:00

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The Cadillac Leadership Class of 2021 proudly presents their community service project:

“The Shay Showcase”

Help us reach our goal of $70k!



This year’s Cadillac Leadership class is looking to overcome the most complex project planning environment the program has ever faced. Our team, along with the city of Cadillac, has decided that the Cadillac Common’s Shay locomotive, an iconic landmark of the community, will be the major focus for the 2021 project.

The team is looking to further stake the Shay’s reputation within the community by providing it with the showcase the mechanical marvel deserves. Unanimously as a group, we wished to promote downtown, preserve Cadillac’s history, and provide Cadillac Common’s foot traffic with a homogeneous experience. To reach these goals, we have decided to match aggressive strategy with an overly dedicated team to provide a structure which complements the Shay’s physique as well as the Cadillac Common’s sleek and inviting atmosphere.

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Content for The Shay Showcase social media
campaign was generously provided by
Yellow Wood Media Solutions.



Direct Contribution

Every dollar helps! Checks can be made out to The City of Cadillac (memo: Shay Showcase) and sent to The City of Cadillac, Attn: John Wallace, 200 North Lake Street, Cadillac, Michigan 49601.

Buy a Brick

Brick sales are now closed.
Thank you to everyone who
supported this campaign!

As part of the redesign, we will be utilizing engraved paver bricks on the ground around the new structure to highlight all those who made this project possible. These bricks, similar to the ones utilized by After 26 and the YMCA, will provide an elegant walkway around the Shay while also displaying the community spirit Cadillac is known for. Click the button below for pricing and purchase information.

Sponsor Benefits

Donation: $2500+

  • 16 x 16 Legacy Brick Array
    (text and/or logo)*

  • Public Sponsor Recognition

  • Elite Sponsor Recognition

Donation: $2000 – $2499

  • 16 x 16 Legacy Brick Array
    (text and/or logo)*

  • Public Sponsor Recognition

Donation: $500 – $1999

  • 8 x 8 Legacy Brick
    (text and/or logo)

  • Public Sponsor Recognition

Donation: $300 – $499

  • 8 x 8 Legacy Brick
    (text only)

Donation: $100 – $299

  • 4 x 8 Legacy Brick
    (text only)

*Quantity of 16 x16 brick arrays is limited. If none are available, another brick option may be substituted.


Our project is mayor-approved!



Contact one of our class co-chairs:

Chandlar Gabara


John Wallace

(231) 775-0181 x101

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