Jefferson and Clarion Counties, PA – This weekend is the last chance to vote for your favorite school in the PennDOT District 10 Paint the Plow contest!
District 2’s contest was earlier this month, and DuBois Central Catholic took home the Fan Favorite award in that district. Click Here to read that story and see DCC’s plow.
Voting is open until midnight Sunday for District 10’s contest, which has 16 painted plows from students throughout Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Jefferson, and Indiana Counties. Locally, students from Brockway, Brookville, Clarion Limestone, and Jeff Tech participated. The theme for the painted plows this year was “Don’t Rush in Ice and Slush” to remind people that they need to drive more slowly in winter conditions.
You can vote until Sunday night by visiting PennDOT.gov/District10.
Although the titles of Fan Favorite and Judge’s Pick will be announced, all of the plows will be used throughout the winter near the schools where they were painted.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) western region invites the public to vote on 16 plows decorated by school students from Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Jefferson and Indiana counties as part of the “Paint the Plow” program. Voting closes at 11:59 PM, November 17, 2019.
“Paint the Plow” is a statewide outreach aimed at promoting winter driving safety and fostering appreciation for high school art programs and student creativity.
Earlier this year, PennDOT’s District 10 invited Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana and Jefferson County students to paint plow blades based on the statewide theme “Don’t Rush in Ice and Slush.”
The theme was chosen to draw attention to the need for motorists to give themselves ample time for travel during wintry weather to arrive safely to their destination.
Students from the following schools participated: Brockway School District, Brookville High School, Butler County ATVS, Holy Sepulcher Catholic School, Clarion Limestone School District, Homer City Elementary School, Homer City High School, Jeff Tech, Knoch High School, Leechburg Area School District, Moniteau High School, Portersville Christian School, Red Bank School District, St. Luke Lutheran School, Union High School, and United High School.
Members of the public can vote for their favorite plows through the PennDOT website at www.penndot.gov/District10 by clicking on the “Paint the Plow” icon. From November 11 to 17, 2019, voters will be taken to a survey site where they can pick their favorite plow(s).
The plow photo that receives the most votes between November 11 and 17, 2019 will be deemed the “Fan Favorite.
Schools and participants are encouraged to share the link to the contest to encourage voting. PennDOT will also post the pictures on Facebook in the album labeled 2019 Paint the Plow, however responses on social media will not count toward the voting totals this year.
During the winter weather season, the blades will be used to maintain area roadways. Along with the “Fan Favorite” award, the blades are also eligible for the “Judges’ Pick” honor that will be determined by PennDOT personnel.
District 10 Participants
Above: Brookville Area School District
Above: Brockway Area School District
Above: Clarion Limestone School District
Above: Jeff Tech
Above: Redbank Valley School District