Heart of America Greyhound Gathering

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Registration Fee

The registration fee for the 2017 Heart of America Greyhound Gathering is $40.00 per person and includes registration, all tours, speakers, and large goody bag.

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Steve Wirtz and Bling Your Houndy Class and Contest - $40.00

Spend a fun filled afternoon with the infamous Steve Wirtz of Cartuna! Steve will be teaching a class on creating his lovely paper mache sculptures on Thursday, June 22 from 1:00-3:30pm. In this class, you will be creating your very own greyhound sculpture, taught by the master!

Cost is only $40.00 which includes class fee and supplies. Steve is generously donating a large portion of the proceeds back to Halfway Home Greyhounds.

Our Bling Your Houndy Contest winners will be chosen from our class participants!

Class fee must be ordered and paid by May 25.

Wednesday Night Cookout and Pet Parade

At 5:00pm on Wednesday, June 21, we will be hosting a FREE cookout at Eisenhower Park (next to Sterl Hall). After the cookout, we will enjoy a pet parade! There is no fee for this relaxed, fun-filled evening of getting to know you while we enjoy hot dogs, baked beans, chips, and drinks!

Please choose whether you will be attending the cookout as well as if you are PARTICIPATING in the parade. Parade watchers need no registration.



Thursday Night Dinner Train - $45.00

Enjoy "Dinner in the Diner" aboard one of Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad's special Dinner Trains. Enjoy your relaxing 90 minute, 10 mile round-trip ride while savoring your dinner catered by the Famous Brookville Chicken. Very, very limited seating so reserve your seat today!

All dinners must be ordered and paid by May 25.

Friday Night Dinner - $10.00

Pasta Party!

A delicious catered dinner which includes Mostaccioli (choice of regular or vegetarian), salad, garlic bread, and dessert. Drinks include water, coffee, or iced tea.

All dinners must be ordered and paid by May 25.

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Saturday Night Dinner - $15.00

Dine on a wonderful catered dinner! You will enjoy a delicious beef brisket and pulled pork with scalloped potatoes, green beans, salad, and dinner bread. Don't forget dessert! Drinks include water, coffee, or iced tea.

Vegetarian option: stuffed portabella mushrooms

All dinners must be ordered and paid by May 25.

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Heart of America Greyhound Gathering T-shirt - $15.00

Get your 2017 Greyhound Gathering T-shirt! We will be in red this year. (Sizes 2X-5X are $18.00 each)

T-shirts must be ordered and paid by May 25.


We have camping facilities at Sterl Hall that have sites with electrical hook-ups! Cost is only $20.00 per day if you want hook-ups or $10.00 per day for no hook-ups.

Please choose a type of site with length of stay as well as your arrival day.
Electrical Hook-ups:

Arrival Day:

Last day to cancel is April 15. After that date, we thank you for your generous donation!

We DO accept personal checks!
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Places to stay in Abilene:

When making reservations YOU MUST contact the hotels listed below DIRECTLY
at the numbers given to qualify for group rates.

Please specify you are making reservations for
the Heart of America Greyhound Gathering.

Budget Lodge Inn Abilene
(855) 516-1090
101 NW 14th St
Abilene, KS 67410

Diamond Motel Abilene
(785) 263-2360
1407 NW 3rd St
Abilene, KS 67410

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
(785) 263-4049
110 E Lafayette Ave
Abilene, KS 67410

Super 8 Abilene
(785) 263-4545
2207 N Buckeye Ave
Abilene, KS 67410

*** Abilene Bed And Breakfasts ***

Abilene's Victorian Inn
820 NW 3rd Street
Blending History with Elegance!
785-263-7774 / 888-807-7774

Windmill Inn
1787 Rain Road
Chapman, KS
Whirling Spa and Massages available

Pretty Horses Horse Motel / Bed and Breakfast
1737 2600 Avenue
Chapman, KS
B and B and Horse stalls available
Run 10'x40' - Hook-ups or B and B Rooms

NO Pets on all B and Bs

Candelwood Suites
(785) 238-1454
100 S Hammons Drive
Junction City, KS 67441

Comfort Inn and Suites
(785) 579-5787
221 E Ash Street
Junction City, KS 67441

Courtyard By Marriott
(785) 210-1500
330 S Hammons Drive
Junction City, KS 67441

Hampton Inn
(785) 579-6950
1039 S Washington
Junction City, KS 67441

Holiday Inn Express
(785) 762-4200
120 N East Street
Junction City, KS 67441

La Quinta Inn and Suites
(785) 827-9000
201 E Diamond Drive
Salina, KS 67401

Days Inn
(800) 329-1073
632 Westport Blvd
Salina, KS 67401

Super 8 Salina
(785) 823-8808
120 E Diamond Drive
Salina, KS 67401

Please email our Event Coordinator at halfwayhomegreys@gmail.com for more information.
We will respond to your request within 24 hours!

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