July 2016

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Indiana 811's 8/11 Day Block Party in Carmel
In recognition of 8/11 Day (Aug. 11), Indiana 811 will host a block party from 4-7 p.m. in Carmel, Ind. The carnival-style event will take place in an open lot next to the Monon Trail at 221 West Main Street, sure to capture the attention of pedestrians as they travel the nearby busy walking path that leads to a number of restaurants, shops and bars. Join several underground utility stakeholders for this community event featuring the Indiana Pacers Fan Van, touch-a-truck vehicles, refreshments, and interactive games and demonstrations. Click here for more information about the event.

Vectren Hosts Safety Days
Vectren hosted eight safety days throughout May and June with over 425 people attending. Key safe digging partners, including large builders, their concrete subs and even the Mayor of Zionsville attended the luncheons in their local communities. Stakeholders were able to meet their local Vectren Damage Prevention Specialists and Operations Supervisors, and Vectren was able to form new relationships with tool rental companies and home builders. This effort proved to be extremely successful. Every safety day generated great conversations and questions. Hopefully, these efforts will keep everyone safe this summer, and will get everyone thinking about safe digging and always utilizing 811.

A Message of Safe Digging at the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association Convention
From June 15 through June 18, Indiana 811 and the Indiana Pipeline Awareness Association (INPAA) spread the safe digging message as exhibitors at the 2016 Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association (IVFA) Convention at Belterra Casino Resort. IVFA is a state-wide organization joining more than 800 member fire and rescue departments and organizations. The association addresses issues relevant to firefighters through networking, education, legislative efforts and more.

Gearing Up for Football Season
Indiana 811, a sponsor of the Indianapolis Colts, will have a booth at the team's training camp events beginning at the end of this month. At these events, Indiana 811 and members will be able to connect with fans and share important safety reminders while it's still peak digging season. Earlier this year, Indiana 811 also promoted the safe digging message at Colts Fan Fests in Jasper, Monticello and Waldron.

Indiana 811 at Victory Field 
Indiana 811 will have a booth at Victory Field on Friday, Aug. 5 during the Indianapolis Indians' game against the Toledo Mud Hens. If you are attending the game, be sure to stop by the Indiana 811 booth, located in the Centrefield Plaza area, for giveaways and to play cornhole! Indiana 811 is also a proud sponsor of the Indians' Triple Play Little League Program, which funds the growth and development of youth baseball in Indiana.

Holey Moley Visits League Stadium
On June 18, Holey Moley traveled to Huntingburg for an 811 Night at League Stadium. Holey Moley hung out with attendees during a Dubois County Bombers baseball game and handed out 811 T-shirts.

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