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Several of the city’s snow plows are looking particularly festive in preparation for the coming winter season, thanks to some teachers and students in seven schools in Evanston.

The City of Evanston Streets and Sanitation Division invited Evanston schools to paint murals on the blades of its snow plows for its third Annual Painting Evanston’s Plows contest.

The blades are on display till Friday, Nov. 7, in front of the Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave. Community members see pictures of the plows and vote for their favorites on the city’s website.

Votes can also be cast by calling (847) 866-2940.

The Division dropped off a plow blade and paint kit at each school and presented the theme “Tap Water: Good for You, Good for the Environment” to the aspiring artists. Classes were encouraged to show school spirit, city spirit, holiday spirit or winter spirit in conjunction with the theme.

The City annually sends out its snow plow blades to be painted, so the snow will come off the blade easier.

The art program helps the city save money, since the City only pays for the paint and not the artistic labor. The city will add some clear coat onto designs so they will last longer to be admired by the community throughout the dreary snow season.

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