Friday, August 16, 2019

In its 16th Year ‘Day of the Dozer’ Still Giving Kids the Ultimate Ride

n its 16th Year ‘Day of the Dozer’ Still Giving Kids the Ultimate Ride, Metamora Herald

On Saturday, August 24th, kids will get the experience of a lifetime . . . a chance to see and ride heavy construction and farming equipment!  The event runs from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm at the McLean County Fairgrounds in Bloomington. 
In its 16th year, more than 11,000 kids have attended this one of a kind event! On this day, the kids will be in the driver's seat and actually drive dozers, excavators, and other heavy equipment with a professional operator at their side. 
Additional farming, construction and Emergency vehicles will be on exhibit, plus the world's largest sandbox and other kid friendly activities. Food, refreshments, and souvenirs will be available. It's a great day for good dirty fun!
Tickets for kids are $5 in advance, and $7 at the gate.  Admission includes souvenir 'Hard hat'. Purchase tickets in advance at:  Hy-Vee Bloomington, The School Shop, and Stark Excavating.  (Tickets not required for adults.) 
Honorary Chairmen are David Stark, CEO of Stark Excavating, and local agricultural leader, Jim Finnigan. Major Sponsors are Stark Excavating, Finnigan Farms, Radio Bloomington, and WMBD-WYZZ TV
Proceeds will benefit the “Stay 4” Project®; a local initiative designed to address the high school drop-out crisis, and help low income students that demonstrate the ability to succeed, yet are at risk for dropping out.  
For more information go to, call 309-828-3406, or email

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