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Posted on: July 2, 2018

Paint the Plow Contest


The City of Portage Department of Public Services partnered with Portage Public Schools for the third annual “Paint the Plow” program. Students at Central and Northern high schools, Central, North and West middle schools and Central, Haverhill and Lake Center elementary schools participated in the 2018 program. Snowplows from city plow trucks were painted by art students to represent the individual schools. The design and artwork was completed exclusively by students. There was no specific theme for entries and all of the artwork is original and promotes patriotic, state or weather-related motifs. Students were also encouraged to incorporate their school’s logo, emblem or mascot into the designs.

The plows will be attached to trucks and used on roadways throughout the city this coming winter. In addition to being visible when in full service during the winter months, the plows will also be used at events within the community to enhance public awareness, promote safety and foster greater appreciation of the Department of Public Services snowplowing fleet and the art programs at Portage Public Schools. The completed plows are on display at the corner of South Westnedge Avenue and Library Lane, across from City Hall.

Time to Vote!  View photos of each painted plow and vote online for your favorite design in each of three categories;  High School, Middle School and Elementary. Voting begins July 2 and ends July 31. Contest results will be announced on August 7. Votes can also be submitted by visiting the Portage District Library located at 300 Library Lane until July 31.  

For more information about the contest or how to participate in future years, please contact the Department of Public Services at 329-4444.

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