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Plow art contestants seek your vote

Eleven city snow plows designed and painted by Evanston school children go on display Monday in front of the Civic Center and residents will have just a week to vote for their favorites.
Painting a plow

Lauren Cooper adds details to the snow plow art designed by students in teacher Mel Wolff’s class at Pope John XXIII School

The public is invited to cast their votes for their favorite decorated snow plow by calling the Streets and Sanitation Division, (847) 866-2940, or emailing their votes to [email protected], between 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 29m through 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 5.

Awards to the winning schools will be presented at a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Council Chambers of the Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.

The week-long exhibit is part of the Paint Evanston’s Plows (P.E.P.) contest, created to raise awareness of the impending snow season and to spice up grey, wintry days.

The following schools are participating in the contest this year: Evanston Township High School; Dewey, Dawes and Lincoln Elementary Schools; Pope John XXIII School; Chiaravalle Montessori School; St. Athanasius School, King Lab and Dr. Bessie Rhodes Magnet Schools; and Nichols and Haven Middle Schools.

The theme for this year’s P.E.P. contest is "Save Our Trees, Recycle Paper."

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