The winners for the 2018 “Paint the Plow” program are the entries from Lake Center Elementary, Central Middle School and Northern High School. 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.
Lake Center Elementary Central Middle School Northern High School
Snowplows from city plow trucks were painted by art students to represent the individual schools. The design and artwork was completed 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. Public voting began July 2 and ended July 31.
The completed plows are currently on display at the corner of South Westnedge Avenue and Library Lane, across from City Hall and 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.
For more information about the contest or how to participate in future years, please contact the Department of Public Services at 329-4444.