Neenah, Wis. — A group of 20 volunteers from the Fox Valley Aktion Club and the We Care Aktion Club in Chilton met at the Goodwill Community Center in Neenah to create ‘dinosaur’ eggs for upcoming Quarry Quest. More than 1,600 eggs were created for the popular activity Jr. Fossil Finds, during which children dig through mounds of sand to find a ‘dinosaur’ egg to crack open. The eggs are created by forming clay in the shape of an egg around a small plastic dinosaur.
Aktion Club is the only service club for adults with disabilities, with more than 9,000 members worldwide. Aktion Clubs draw members from various organizations that support individuals with disabilities as well as other community programs. A Kiwanis Club composed of like-minded, service-oriented people from the community serves as the Aktion Club’s sponsor.
Lynelle Weber, mother of Aktion Club member Allison Weber, explains why it’s important for her to be involved in programs like this.
“Members of the Aktion Club look forward to helping their community,” Weber said. “This project may be quiet and behind the scenes of a great event like Quarry Quest, but it’s still very valuable and fun, too.”
Quarry Quest will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will entertain children and adults alike while also raising money to benefit local childrens’ charities and the Quarry Quest Environmental Education Fund. The event has raised more than $1,000,000 in the last 14 years. Participants will explore the inner-workings of a real quarry with hands-on educational activities including treasure hunts, fossil finds, rock-inspired arts and crafts and interactive presentations.
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Admission is $6 in advance for 13 years and older, $8 at the gate; $4 in advance for 3 to 12 years, $6 at the gate; children 2 years and younger are admitted free of charge. Children 17 years and under will not be admitted unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Advance tickets are available at multiple area locations—please click here for a complete listing. Event tickets may also be purchased online at the Quarry Quest website.
Quarry Quest’s major sponsors include Michels Materials, Miron Construction Co., Inc., FABCO Equipment, and the Operating Engineers Local 139. Media sponsors include WBAY-TV2, Midwest Communications and The Post-Crescent.
If you would like more information on the event, please visit www.quarryquest.com.