Wayside Homecoming

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Overland “Bark” Convention Center

Doors open 5:30 pm

Event Information

Fur Ball Event Co-Chairs

Dean and Wendy Guillies – Event Co-Chairs

Jason Dalen and Kathleen Boyle Dalen – Event Co-Chairs


Event Emcee:

Gary Lezak,
KSHB’s Emmy Award
Winning Meteorologist.


We encourage guests to dress in theme! This year’s theme is Wayside Homecoming! About 75% of Fur Ball guests dress in theme. Feel free to get creative with a full costume or go casual with your alma mater t-shirt or dress, or pull out the old letterman jacket! Accessorize with college pendants, pom-poms, band hat, or corsage.

Don’t be afraid to show your school spirit – remember this event is all about having fun! Formal attire is not encouraged. If you don’t want to dress in theme, that’s purr-fectly okay, you are welcome to come in slacks or a summer dress.

Get some inspiration from our Pinterest board!


5:30 – 7:30 pm
Social Hour & Silent Auction Bidding

7:30 pm

8:15 pm
Special Presentation & Live Auction

9:15 pm
Fur Ball After Paw-ty


Crimson Spirit Salad
Sliced Beets, Creamy Goat Cheese, Fresh Greens, Toasted Candied Pecans, Roasted Asparagus, Gremolata-Olive Tapenade and EVOO Vinaigrette with freshly ground Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

Half-time Wayside Short-Rib
Zinfandel Short-Rib with a Black Truffle Parmesan Mash, Fresh Summer Veggie Ratatouille, and Asparagus

Show Stopping Vegan Plate (Vegan/Vegetarian Option)
Portobello Mushroom Cap stuffed with Diced Cremini Mushroom Stuffing, Sautéed Spinach and Three-Grain Salad, Roasted Asparagus with Julienne Red and Yellow Peppers

End Zone Lemon Pup Cake
Lemon Pound Cake, Tahitian Vanilla Ice Cream, Fresh Strawberries and White Chocolate Mousse

*If you have dietary restrictions, please notify Molly Moody at mmoody@waysidewaifs.org


Q: When is 2021 Fur Ball? And is it virtual or in-person? 
A: Fur Ball is scheduled for Saturday, August 7, 2021 at the Overland “Bark” Convention Center. Fur Ball will be held in-person with virtual streaming options.
Q: How do I become a sponsor? 
A: View Fur Ball sponsorship levels and benefits here.
Q: Do you have an e-vite? 
A: Yes! View it here.
Q: I can’t attend, can I still make a donation?
A: Yes, of course! Please make your donation here. Thank you!
Q: Is the event open bar? 
A: Of course it is! Please drink responsibly.
Q: How do I donate an auction item?
A: We are looking for unique, high valued items to feature in our silent auction. For more information or to donate, please contact Molly Moody at mmoody@waysidewaifs.org, 816-986-4409 or visit our Auction page.
Q: Do you have directions to the venue? 
A: Yes, you can find directions here. Overland Park Convention Center is located at 6000 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kansas 66211
Q: Do you need volunteers for the night of Fur Ball?
A: Yes, we will need volunteers! Please contact Amanda Smasal to discuss options at asmasal@waysidewaifs.org.
Q: How much of my ticket is tax-deductible?  
A: Fair market value is $90 per person.