Thursday, August 11, 2016

Safe Digging contest winners make canine cameo in new ad

The winners of our Safe Digging contest, Darby and Boca, got to enjoy the grand unveiling of their winning ad at Energy Park on Aug. 11. Both vizslas, along with their owners, Teresa and Frank Rizzo of Burlington, helped celebrate 8-11 day, a day to raise awareness about calling 811, Diggers Hotline. 

We asked customers to submit photos of their dogs digging in the yard and received dozens of entries. Darby and Boca received the most votes from the public. Now, they get to be ambassadors for our Safe Digging campaign. Their important message: Doggone it! Call 811 before you dig.

Whether you’re planting a tree or installing a mailbox, call 811 at least three days before starting your project to help ensure that you avoid underground utility lines when you dig. You can put yourself in serious danger by striking an underground electric or natural gas line.

You can see Darby and Boca’s winning ad on display at Energy Park throughout the duration of the Wisconsin State Fair. The ad also will be featured on the stadium TVs at Miller Park. For their efforts, Darby and Boca also earned a basket of goodies, including dog treats and special 811 flying discs.

Congratulations to Darby and Boca!


Rustic Road said...

Darby and Boca enjoyed their trip to the Wisconsin State Fair and meeting people in the WeEnergies area. Thank you for their basket of goodies. They especially loved eating the pig ears on the way home.

We Energies said...

You are welcome. Their treat was well deserved!