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

“The Shay Showcase”

Help us reach our goal of $60k!

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WHY THE SHAY?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs. If sitting in a room with a trainer and having the opportunity for discussion with other learners sounds good to you then we can offer this. If you prefer to study in your own time and at your own speed then one of our world class facilities.

If you prefer to study in your own time and at your own speed then one of our e-learning packages may be right up your street. There is a third option, which is you like the sound of both but perhaps can’t attend all training sessions, this is when blended learning comes into its own.

PROJECT GOALS

Our main goal for this project is to remove the existing structure covering the Shay Locomotive and replace it with an updated, durable shelter that matches the other architectural features in the Cadillac Commons. The new shelter will reduce the number of required support columns as well as a incorporate a higher roof line, structural changes that will allow for an unobstructed view of the Locomotive.

Should we have excess project funds after the completion of the new structure, our first “stretch” goal is to add LED lighting to the underside of the roof. This will allow the Shay Locomotive to be showcased regardless of the time of day, with options for colored lighting that can be tailored to holidays and special community events.

Our second “stretch” goal is to provide an interactive educational board that will allow visitors to learn about the history and significance of the locomotive via audio/visual elements.

HOW TO SUPPORT “THE SHAY SHOWCASE”

Make a Direct Contribution

Every dollar helps! Checks can be made out to “Cadillac Leadership Program” (memo: Shay Showcase) and sent to The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce, Attn: Kristopher Smith, 222 North Lake Street, Cadillac, Michigan 49061. Additionally, you can contribute electronically by clicking on the PayPal button below.

Buy a Brick

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 one 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. For pricing and purchase options, please check out the following website:

Sponsor Part of the Structure

For businesses and individuals looking to make a large and lasting contribution, we invite you to sponsor a portion of the structure. Structure sponsors will be honored on a custom metal placard that will be the focal point of the brick walkway.

Donate to Our Online Auction

We gladly accept donations of goods and services that can be used in our online silent auction. If you are interested in donating an auction item, please contact Kristopher Smith at …

Attend an Event

Every dollar helps! Checks can be made out to “Cadillac Leadership Program” (memo: Shay Showcase) and sent to The Cadillac Area Chamber of Commerce, Attn: Kristopher Smith, 222 North Lake Street, Cadillac, Michigan 49061. Additionally, you can contribute electronically by clicking on the PayPal button below.

UPCOMING EVENTS