Ohio Department of Transportation    News Release
District 7  Randy Chevalley, P.E., P.S., Deputy Director
1001 Saint Marys Avenue • Sidney, Ohio 45365
ODOT Recognizes Local Schools for Painting the Plow
Student artists honored with trophy and ribbons
SIDNEY (Friday, June 27, 2014)The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 7 would like to congratulate the winners of our 2014 Paint the Plow Competition.  ODOT employees judged eight plow blades that were painted by local students from various districts.
The first place trophy went to the Springfield Clark Career Technology Center for their painting of the woods.  The second place ribbon was won by Parkway Schools with their portrait of the abominable snowman.  Indian Lake Middle School took home the third place ribbon for their painting which depicted the four seasons.  The winning plow blades will be displayed in this weekend’s Vectren Dayton Air Show Parade. 
ODOT would like to thank all of the schools who participated in this year’s event.  The Paint the Plow initiative allows local students take part in community outreach and showcase their talent by painting tasteful murals on the ODOT snowplow blades.  The murals can represent school mascots, teams, clubs or ODOT’s snow and ice efforts.  The blades promote safety and raise public awareness about ODOT’s snow and ice operations.  
All eight entries show the talent of our local students and the blades may be displayed in local parades, festivals and county fairs in coming months.
The painted blades will be attached to plow trucks during the winter months to use on roadways near the school districts in which they were painted.  ODOT District 7 is hoping to continue this program every year with various school districts. 
For more information contact: Mandi Dillon, ODOT District 7 Public Information Officer, at 937-497-6820 
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