Dozer Day this weekend in Post Falls

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POST FALLS — The National Association of Utility Contractors of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho will host Bulldozer Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and again Sunday at Cabela’s in Post Falls.

Dozer Day is an annual community event organized by the excavation industry to give children the opportunity to use heavy construction equipment and enjoy other excavation-related activities.

“We are a non-profit business organization that supports the excavation industry,” said executive director Sheri Nowlan. “We do a lot of training and safety. The event supports our foundation and we also give back to the community.

Excavation work is among the most dangerous in the construction industry. National Utility Contractors provides industry training, advocacy, and workforce development opportunities.

Tickets are available at ewni.dozerday.org. For children 2-12, tickets are $8 online or $11 at the door, adults $10 or $13 at the door. Military and senior discounts are available.

Proceeds from the event support the work done by the association, with approximately 30% going to local charities. Children’s Village in Coeur d’Alene and Communities in Schools, based in Spokane.

Professional equipment operators will accompany the drivers and safety helmets will be provided. Cabela’s is at 101 N. Cabela Way, Post Falls.

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