Dig it Days!

Yellowstone County News along with a number of other businesses are sponsoring the very first Dig it Days on Saturday, August 17. Dig it Days is a unique fundraising event that offers a wonderful experience for the whole family. It’s fun, educational and entertaining.

With the biggest display of static heavy equipment, trucks, farm equipment, and emergency services vehicles ever assembled in Yellowstone County, kids can explore, inspect, crawl around, climb on, up and over, take pictures, or pretend to operate – and maybe even really operate a back hoe or ride in a monster dump truck. In the middle of it all will be the biggest “king of the hill” sand pile ever, with lots of toys with which to play. Booths will offer other fun activities and food vendors will also be on site. Admission will be $5 per person.

T-shirts will be available for the first 500 attendees, as well as play safety helmets.

It will be an all-day event at a field near the intersection of Interstate 90 and Johnson Lane, thanks to the generosity of Town Pump.  Other sponsors include Northwestern Energy, RDO, Knife River, and Exxon Mobile Pipeline Co. This year’s proceeds will benefit the YMCA, the Boys and Girls Club of Yellowstone County and the Lockwood Optimists Club. Many of the sponsors and the beneficiary organizations will be providing volunteers, who will be making safety a priority.

Dig it Days is the kind of event that Jonathan and Tana McNiven, owners of the Yellowstone County News, have always wanted to be part of. “It’s educational, family wholesome, constructive and supportive of business and the community,” said McNiven.

Having formed a non-profit, Yellowstone Family, under which the event will function, the plan is to make it an annual event, able to help support a variety of worthy causes..