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Dig Safely New York to Host Family-Friendly Community Day Event for 811 Day

East Syracuse, N.Y. (July 29, 2019) - Dig Safely New York is hosting a Community Day on 811 Day to commemorate the natural calendar date, celebrate it’s 50-Year Anniversary and allow the community to tour its new state-of-the-art building.

The event, hosted on Sunday, August 11th, will have presentations from The Wild Animal Park and include vendors like the Syracuse Mets, Skippy’s Ice Cream, Dewitt Police Department and more.

“Not only is the event free for families, but attendees will also get free items from the vendors and Dig Safely New York,” Kevin Hopper, Executive Director of Dig Safely New York, said. “Families can collect raffle tickets at each vendor they visit. Attendees will be able to use these raffle tickets to enter to win a prize of their choice, donated by regional businesses like gift certificates to Turning Stone Casino and Resort and a prize pack from Syracuse Crunch, to name a few.”

811 Day represents the individuals who call New York State home and the families that build our communities. Dig Safely New York wants to provide its community with a day of fun activities, but to also give members of the community a tour of our new facility and see what we do to keep their neighborhoods safe.

Event Details:

Who: Onondoga County Community Members of All Ages

What: Dig Safely New York, Inc. presents Community Day 2019

When: Sunday, August 11, 2019, 11:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Dig Safely New York, Inc. HQ - 6706 Collamer Road, East Syracuse, 13057

The event will also be educational for families. There will be a flag game, which shows kids what each utility flag represents and a digging race. Our goal is to teach about continued safe digging best practices through education to protect what matters most — you.

Whether you are landscaping, building a fence or a deck, or installing a pool, no project that involves digging is too small or insignificant. We invite you to join us in celebrating Community Day, as we share on Facebook, Twitter, and


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