Tractors Pull in Young Fans During Dozer Day®

May 19, 2019

While his family waited in line for the next attraction, Wyatt, 2, pointed a few hundred feet away and said “tractor,” as the machine chugged along.

“He’s going through a tractor phase,” said Jared, his father, who declined to give his last name, “just tractors, tractors, tractors.”

He couldn’t have been in a better spot.

Thousands gathered this weekend for the annual Dozer Day® at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. The two-day event, hosted by the nonprofit Nutter Foundation — a charitable arm of construction contractor Nutter Corporation — offered children a chance to sit in the driver’s seat and operate construction equipment, a fire engine, an ambulance and other heavy machinery as a trained adult sat with them.

Around 20,000 people attended the event, which has raised more than $1.4 million for children’s charities since the foundation took over the local version in 2008, Nutter Foundation spokeswoman Renee Nutter said. The purpose of the construction carnival is to expose children to opportunities in trade jobs.

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