Evanston’s snow plow blades are looking particularly festive in advance of the winter season, thanks to some teachers and students from eight schools in Evanston who are participating in the city’s Paint Evanston Plows Contest. The contest is open now through 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 11, 2013.

The City of Evanston Streets and Sanitation Division annually invites all public and private   schools in Evanston to paint murals on the blades of its snow plows for its annual Paint Evanston’s Plows Contest. The Division dropped off a plow blade and paint kit at each school and encouraged the students to show school spirit, city spirit, holiday spirit or winter spirit. This year’s theme is “Get Active: Walk, Run, Play.”

The following  schools are participating in the contest: Dawes, Lincoln and Lincolnwood   elementary schools; Chute, Haven and Nichols middle schools; and   St. Athanasius and Bessie Rhodes schools.

The decorated plow blades are on display in front of the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100   Ridge Ave., Evanston. Votes can be cast online at cityofevanston.org/snowplowcontest or by calling Evanston 3-1-1.

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl present the winners in three categories with plaques at the November 18 City Council meeting. Category 1: Best “Theme” Spirit: this plaque   will be presented to the snow plow creator that best represents the “Get   Active: Walk, Run, Play” theme chosen by the Public Works Department; Category 2: Evanstonian’s Choice: this plaque will be presented based on the number of votes the plow receives from the public. Category 3: Mayor’s Choice: this plaque will be presented based on the Mayor’s choice.