COVID-19 Turns Dozer Day into Drive-Thru Event
COVID-19 has impacted a lot of activities and businesses in the state of Washington and in the Yakima Valley and it's now impacting the upcoming Dozer Day set for March 27 and 28 at the SOZO Sports Complex at 2200 South 36th Avenue in Yakima. This year because of COVID-19 concerns instead of kids getting into the big machines the 2021 Dozer Day is a drive-thru event. The 2021 Dozer Day Drive-Thru will feature lots of heavy construction industrial equipment, and machinery, first responder vehicles, and other implements from construction and emergency companies around the valley. A press release says you can remain safely in your vehicles as you wind your way through "enriching" displays of both static and "in action" machines looking like they're working in actual construction zones. Drivers will wind their way through "zoned roadways like “Excavator Expressway” and “Responder Road”, and “Trucking Turnpike,” easy-to-scan QR codes throughout the event program will connect participants directly to pre-recorded messages and videos about the equipment on display and construction industry, operations, careers, and implements."
"Each vehicle registration will receive one complimentary Construction “Crew Bag” full of branded merchandise, local deals, and offerings, activities, plus a child-sized hard hat and safety vest from the event sponsors. Pre-purchased, electronic tickets are required for this event. Only one vehicle per ticket registration will be admitted to the Dozer Day® Drive-Thru feature. To help mitigate any long waits or traffic backups, tickets are being sold in designated time slots. Attendees are encouraged to arrive at the time slot purchased and enter from the north side, via Washington Avenue and 48th Avenue entryway, following Spring Creek Rd.2200 S 36th Ave in Yakima." The cost is $25 per Vehicle. For more information https://yakima.dozerday.org/