Update: OJR Plow Wins ‘Fan Favorite’ Award
PLUMSTEADVILLE PA – A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation snow plow painted by student artists at Owen J. Roberts High School in Pottstown won the PennDOT District 6 “Fan Favorite” award in its second “Paint The Plow” contest. The honor was announced Tuesday (Nov. 19, 2019) following a tour of the agency’s new Bucks County maintenance facility.
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Plowing Ahead: PennDOT To Name Contest Winners
PLUMSTEADVILLE PA – Will artist teams from either Owen J. Roberts or Pottsgrove high schools be named the winner of this year’s “Paint The Plow” contest sponsored by the District 6 office of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation? Today (Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019) is the day they’re likely to find out.
During a 1 p.m. hour-long media tour of the department’s new Bucks County maintenance facility in Plumsteadville, district officials intend to talk about how they’re preparing for what the Farmer’s Almanac predicts will be a long, cold, and snowy winter ahead. And they’ll also take the opportunity to announce the contest champions.
OJR and Pottsgrove artists were among those from 13 high schools within the district who participated this year in “Paint The Plow” competition. It’s a promotional campaign to promote winter safety and enhance public awareness of PennDOT and the arts, the agency said. The teams painted huge snow plows with designs to match a safety theme, and then members of the public cast digital votes for which they liked best.
Next the plows will be attached to PennDOT trucks and assigned to clear local roads.
PennDOT expects to name two award winners today: one for the Fan Favorite picked by voters, and a second “Judges’ Pick” honor for the plow PennDOT officials liked most.
Plow photo from Owen J. Roberts High School