Neenah, Wis. – The 13th annual Quarry Quest held at Michels Materials Quarry in Neenah on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, welcomed more than 15,000 visitors, one of its largest crowds ever. The strong attendance helped Quarry Quest raise more than $90,000 for various children’s charities in the Fox Valley Area in 2011, bringing the total raised over the event’s 13-year history to more than $1 million.
“We are very excited to have reached such a great milestone in Quarry Quest history,” said Craig Uhlenbrauck, co-chair of Quarry Quest. “Each year we set out to make the event bigger and better than the last, and we couldn’t have made this happen without the help of our local volunteers and businesses. We also appreciate everyone in the community who supports and attends the event.” More than 100 businesses and 1,000 volunteers helped make Quarry Quest a memorable experience for all attendees.
The money raised at the event benefits the Quarry Quest Environmental Educational Fund, which is dedicated to funding grants for classroom supplies, activities and field trips related to earth science, geology and construction. “Not only are we able to educate kids and families the day of the event, the funds raised ensure that learning continues all year long,” stated Holly Luehring, co-chair of Quarry Quest.
Quarry Quest’s major sponsors include Michels Materials, Miron Construction Co., Inc., FABCO Equipment, and the Operating Engineers Local 139. Media sponsors included WBAY-TV2, Midwest Communications and The Post-Crescent.
Quarry Quest 2012 will be held on Saturday, September 15th, at Michels Materials Quarry in Neenah. If you would like more information on the event, please visit quarryquest.com.