This past weekend (March 18-20), the team at OKIE811 participated in the Oklahoma City Home and Outdoor Living Show held at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds. The three day event hosted industry professionals and the general public who were interested in home improvement projects. Vendors from across the state were in attendance to promote their products and services that ranged from storm shelters to outdoor equipment. In OKIE811's case, we were there to spread the 811 Message and how anyone and everyone should contact Oklahoma One-Call at least two business days before digging.
Early estimates indicate that the event saw over twenty-two thousand people from around the State of Oklahoma in attendance. Volunteers at the OKIE811 booth spoke with attendees about the importance of safe digging and always contacting OKIE811 before they dig. Large events such as the Oklahoma City Home and Outdoor Living show provide a wonderful opportunity to have a one-on-one dialogue with those that work in the excavation industry and those that dig while working on their weekend projects at home.