WALLY WABA Tom Sapp of Real Characters designed Wally Wabash more than a decade ago and the costume was getting worn out. So Sapp recommended the College take his design to Jennifer Smith and her Indianapolis-based AvantGarb—creator of the Memphis Grizzlies’ Grizz and Cleveland Cavaliers’ Sir CC. “I’ve seen the Wabash license plates with a wonderful drawing of Wally, and I’ve wanted AvantGarb to get a shot at the Wally Wabash mascot for a long time,” says Smith, pictured upper left and with Communications and Marketing director Jim Amidon, who says “the AvantGarb team brought a new creative spark to the project.”  Cobbler and seamstress Laura McFarland tries on Wally’s muscles.  Karen Witting sews the yards of red and white for Wally’s Sphinx Club overalls.
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