What is it about young children and diggers?
I'm sure every parent is filled with the same sense of wonder when they first see their child's eye-bulging, owl-screeching reaction to anything with wheels. After that, they discover the world of yellow and black, the digger world of dump trucks, excavators, bulldozers and cranes - and then there are fire engines, ambulances and trains. For some, this joy never ends but continues into adulthood.
With this in mind, long-established, non-profit ESPRIT Childcare and the Sunshine Coast Teen Parent Society are celebrating this fascination by hosting Digger Day this Saturday, Aug. 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the back parking lot of Elphinstone Secondary School in Gibsons. Digger Day is a fundraiser for the ongoing care and support of ESPRIT's children and will have lots of different work trucks and heavy machinery for young and old to ogle. There will be local vendors, police ID kits for kids and a hot dog barbecue. Jean-Pierre Makosso, African storyteller, drummer and singer will perform in the afternoon. There will also be a digger-themed silent auction and Usborne Books and Giggle n Bloom Children's store will have tables. Come out to meet Bob the Builder and get in the draw to win the handcrafted sandbox digger. The cost is $2.50 per person; this includes free corn on the cob.