Tuesday, August 11 – National 811 Day for 2015 – is a pleasant memory now.
Texas811 took part in four major events in the state. First, in Dallas, we partnered with Atmos Energy to plant the first of what will be eight hundred and eleven trees across Texas. The ceremonial first planting took place at Thanksgiving Square in downtown Dallas.
We were also out at two ball parks that night – In Frisco, we helped to sponsor the Frisco Roughriders baseball game at home versus the Tulsa Drillers, which included the appearance of the new, buff Digby!
In Midland, we were at the Rockhounds baseball game, where our award winning PSA plays on the big screen and where we were flattered to see our friends at Lone Star 811 post a picture of a Permian Basin Damage Prevention Council banner, part of our guiding coalition for damage prevention in Texas.
And finally, at dusk the Texas811 logo and message about safe digging were visible for miles thanks to the amazing light show provided by the 23 story animated display of the Dallas Omni hotel. Here’s a picture and a link to a montage.
The helicopter flight was provided by Frank Howell at Texas Aerial Inspections, LLC and TAI Utility Services, LLC.
Aerial photographer was Daniel Penz of Penz Productions. Our ground photographer was Bob Floyd of Bob Floyd Photography. And of course, a very big special Texas811 thank you goes to Ofelia Alvarez with the Omni Dallas Hotel who worked with us to get the 811 message out in a BIG way on 811 Day!
In other news – we’ve had some 100 plus degree days lately in Dallas, and while the drought is officially broken, there is never a time where it’s proper to waste water. With that in mind, I’d like to suggest you take a look at this link provided by our friends at Expertise.com on low-water maintenance landscaping:
And of course, we’d like to add to the story that ANY TIME you are doing any landscaping digging in your yard, PLEASE call 811 for an underground utility locate. If you’re reading this in Texas, you can even use our brand new Texas811 homeowner portal at: www.texas811.org/homeowner
And of course, like every other Texas811 service to any other excavator, the Homeowner Portal is free of charge!