Feel the earth move: Quarry Quest 2015

Posted on Sep 4, 2015 by Community

Boom lifts at Quarry Quest
Get out your hard hat. It’s time for Quarry Quest, Miron Construction and Michels Materials’ annual day of construction, excavation, and adventure. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, September 12 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Michels Materials Quarry, 700 Tullar Road, Neenah.

Come explore and learn in an active quarry with hands-on educational activities. Mix your own concrete, operate a crane or a backhoe, make your own brick-and-mortar wall or soar over the quarry in a boom lift! Kids of all ages will love treasure hunting for gemstones and using them to make jewelry, prospecting for fool’s gold and watching this year’s sand sculpting contest. New activities include:

  • “Take a Hike” | Use a map and compass to navigate your way through the quarry. Boy Scouts—get a start on your mapping badge!
  • “Story in the Quarry” | Take a rest and listen to stories about rocks and construction before heading back out for more Quarry Quest fun. Stories read on the hour!

You can see a full list of activities on the interactive map at quarryquest.com/event-activities.

Quarry Quest is more than a fun family day. The event is a also big community fundraiser! Money raised at Quarry Quest benefits local children’s charities and the Quarry Quest Environmental Education Fund. In the past 16 years, this event has raised nearly $1.4 million!

Tickets are $7 in advance for guests 13 years and older* or $10 at the gate; $5 in advance for children ages 3 to 12 or $8 at the gate; children 2 years and younger are admitted free of charge. Advance tickets are available at multiple locations and online—visit quarryquest.com/tickets to buy tickets or find a location near you.

Major sponsors of Quarry Quest 2015 include Michels Materials, Miron Construction, Fabick Cat, and the Operating Engineers Local 139. Media sponsors include Midwest Communications, Post-Crescent Media, N.E.W. Printing, WBAY-TV and Stellar Blue Technologies.

*Please note: Children 17 years and under will not be admitted unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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