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March 14, 2014

Dozer Day committee seeks funding recipients

PLATTSBURGH — The Dozer Day Committee is seeking applications from children's organizations that would like to be considered potential funding recipients.

The Plattsburgh Breakfast Kiwanis Club, Graymont Materials and Milton Cat are the main sponsors for Dozer Day, now in its eighth year. 

The event allows children of all ages to try their hand at operating loaders, bulldozers, excavators and a crane under the close supervision of certified equipment operators employed by local contractors. 

More than 5,000 people attended the 2013 Dozer Day, and the committee expects those numbers to increase each year as the event grows. 

Many other activities take place for youngsters, such as a wagon ride, jump house, music, face-painting, miniature golf, arcade-style games, fire education and much more. 

Kiwanis Breakfast Club member Tonia Finnegan said Dozer Day, scheduled for June 7 at Airborne Park Speedway in Plattsburgh, is fast becoming one of the North Country's staple events.

“It comes at a time of year when people are anxious to get out in the sun after a long cold winter and a wet spring,” she said in a press release.

Over the last few years, Dozer Day has raised more than $20,000 annually, all allocated to the various children’s organizations that had applied to be considered for funding from the Dozer Day Committee. 

Potential funding recipients are asked to contact Tonia Finnegan at 536-7711 or email her at tfinnegan@graymont.com, or Scott Bombard at 536-7702 or email sbombard@graymont.com for further information by April 1. 

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