Volume 9/July 2012

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Help Promote 8/11 Day

Indiana 811 has all the necessary toolkit items for your company or association to use in promoting Indiana 811 on 8/11 Day (Aug. 11). Visit www.indiana811.org today to download a template news release and media advisory, email and internal communications message points, as well as Indiana 811 logos and artwork.


Bob and Tom Call 811

On Friday, July 13, nationally syndicated radio hosts Bob Kevoian and Tom Griswold of the Bob and Tom Show mentioned calling 811 before digging on their morning show. One of the hosts even stated the phrase "chomp chomp, dig dig" from the Holey Moley radio advertisements. Click here to catch the 811 mention on the show.

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Catch Indiana 811 at the Ballpark this August

In the last DIRT, we previewed some of the minor league baseball promotions that Indiana 811 and several member utilities partnered on this season. We’re halfway through the summer and already the promotions have been a homerun. Take a peek at some of the upcoming events Indiana 811, Vectren and Citizens Energy Group have in store for August:

Indiana 811 Night at the Otters, Presented by Vectren
Evansville excavators and first responders have been invited to watch the Evansville Otters take on the Normal Cornbelters at Historic Bosse Field on Saturday, Aug. 4. Indiana 811 and Vectren purchased 500 tickets to share with area excavators, first responders and their families. This game provides a unique opportunity for Vectren and Indiana 811 to remind customers, employees and excavators of the importance of calling 811 before any digging project, and to say thank you to the excavators and first responders who always put safety first.

Evansville Otters Vectron Live Smart


Indianapolis Indians Diamond Dig, Sponsored by Citizens Energy Group
Citizens Energy Group and Indiana 811 will host the second annual Diamond Dig on Aug. 9 at Victory Field in downtown Indianapolis. Fifty grand prize winners will be selected to compete for a one (1) carat diamond right on the field after the game. One lucky contestant will go home with the diamond, but everyone at the game will leave with a valuable reminder to always call Indiana 811.

To learn more about the competition, visit the Citizens Energy Group Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/CitizensEnergyGroup and click on the Sweepstakes tab.

Indiandpolis Indians



Indiana 811 Experiences Record-High Call Volume in May

In May, Indiana 811 processed 89,955 requests to have underground utility lines located before they dig. This is a record for the most requests in a single month in the organization's 31-year history. Additionally, statewide year-to-date volume is up 20 percent compared to the same period last year.

Click here to see Indiana 811 on South Bend’s WSJV-TV Fox News discussing the high call volume.

Thank you to all who have contributed to the spring's record numbers!

Holey Moley's Summer Travels

Holey Moley has been beating the heat this summer by educating Hoosiers young and old about the importance of calling 811 before digging. He attended the LaGrange County and Noble County Rural Electric Cooperatives (REMC) Annual Meetings in June, and also supported his canine friends by walking in the Terre Haute Mutt Strut at Indiana State University Memorial Stadium. He will be at the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day in Decatur on Aug. 4 and attending the Indianapolis Diamond Dig on Aug. 9.

The best way of keeping track of Holey Moley's whereabouts is on Facebook at facebook.com/holey.moley. If you would like to schedule Holey Moley for an event, visit http://indiana811.org/holey-moley.

Holey Moley's Summer Travels


Did you know?
The Indiana 811 Call Center received its official LEED certification in June from the U.S. Green Building Council, which is a national benchmark for an environmentally-friendly facility. The building is now one of only 25 LEED Certified buildings in the Indianapolis area. Some of the most remarkable green features in the call center include motion sensors at every entrance, carpeting made from recycled materials, eco-friendly light bulbs and a special window design that fills the building with an abundance of natural light.

Know what's below. Call before you dig.

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