200 Checkerboard Drive, Gray Summit, MO, 63039 / Cake artist: Charlie Houska
Ralston Purina, which was acquired by Nestle in 2001, owns several pet food and animal-related products. They make their headquarters close to downtown St. Louis. Purina Farms, however, makes its home in Gray Summit, and it is a place to ‘celebrate what they love about pets’! Several different animal-related activities are held here during most times of the year. Dog shows and dog-diving competitions are always held, as are petting zoos. Pet grooming and obedience training is available here as well. You can also learn how to milk a cow through demonstration! Even though it is closed during the winter season, the place does make great times happen during the spring, summer and fall!
Nestle Purina PetCare Company was a generous sponsor of stl250.
Cake placement date: March 11
Where is the cake now?: It was originally placed in the sheltered area, by the pool. It has since moved to the sidewalk area, where it still sits. (October 2017)