More than 250 businesses and 1,000 volunteers work together to put on this successful event each year.
Quarry Quest, a one-of-a kind experience for both children and adults, was held on Sept. 13 for its 16th year at Michels Materials limestone quarry in Neenah, Wis. The event provides an opportunity to educate attendees about the mining and construction industries, all while raising money for children’s charities and Environmental Education Fund throughout the community.
Over the last decade the event has attracted 200,000 people and raised more than $1,000,000 for local children’s charities and the Quarry Quest Environmental Educational Fund, which is dedicated to funding grants for classroom supplies, activities and field trips related to earth science, geology and construction.
Visitors got the chance to tour a working limestone quarry, ride and explore giant excavation machinery, become a miner for the day prospecting for fool’s gold, mix up a batch of concrete cakes or construct a wall with bricks and mortar.
Major sponsors include Michels Corporation, Miron Construction Inc., Engineers Local 139, and FABCO CAT. Other sponsors include American State Equipment Company and many more.