Thousands gathered at McKee Farms Park on Saturday, May 11, to learn about the construction industry through play activities and equipment tours.

The event including crafting sessions where children could build their own toolboxes or bird houses, an opportunity to climb -- or be hoisted into -- large machinery, demonstrations on safety and interact with members of the construction industry.

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