For the 15th Year "Day of the Dozer" Gives Kids the Ultimate Ride

Posted by: Great Plains LIFE Foundation - May, 1st 2018 @ 01:29 pm

  On Saturday August 25th, 2018
children of all ages will get to have the experience of a lifetime. The
children will get to see and operate heavy construction and farming machinery!
The event will run from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, at the McLean County Fairgrounds
in Bloomington.

  Since its inception, Day of the Dozer has
seen over 10,000 children, parents, and grandparents attend the one-of-a-kind
event! For one day, children have the opportunity to operate bulldozers,
excavators, and much more heavy machinery with the help of a licensed operator
at their side.

  Additional farming machinery and emergency
vehicles will be on exhibit at the Day of the Dozer event. Plus, the world’s
largest sandbox, and many other kid friendly activities throughout the day. Food,
refreshments, and souvenirs will be available for purchase. Get your work boots
ready for some good dirty fun!

  Tickets are available for $5 in advance, or
$7 at the event. Admission does include a souvenir hard hat for each child in
attendance. Purchase tickets in advance at: Hy-Vee Bloomington, The School
Shop, Stark Excavating, or the Great Plains LIFE Foundation. Tickets will become
available for purchase on June 1st, 2018. (Tickets not required for
any adults.)

  Day of the Dozer’s honorary chairmen are
David Stark, CEO Stark Excavating, and Jim Finnigan, of McLean County
Agriculture and Finnigan Farms.

  Proceeds will benefit the “STAY 4 Project”®,
a local initiative designed to address the high school drop-out crisis. The
project helps low income students who demonstrate the ability to succeed, yet
are at risk of dropping out of their education.

 For more information, go to,
or call Great Plains LIFE Foundation at 309-828-3406.