ConAgra implosion team shows students the science of destruction

For most kids in Huron, the implosion of the ConAgra buildings will be an earth-shattering event they'll see only once in their lifetimes.
Annie Zelm
Jan 7, 2012

 

For most kids in Huron, the implosion of the ConAgra buildings will be an earth-shattering event they’ll see only once in their lifetimes.

But for 7-year-old Eliyah Kelly, it’s just another day on the job.

Wearing the same bright orange sweatshirt as her parents, Lisa and Eric Kelly of Advanced Explosives Demolition, she gave the blow-by-blow of Sunday’s demolition while students at Woodlands Elementary School watched with wide eyes.

“It’ll take about 15 seconds for the whole building to come down,” said Kelly, who carries her own business cards that read, ‘future blaster.’

Read more about the Kelly family's presentation at Woodlands Elementary School in Saturday's Register.