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Ten Evanston snow plows are looking particularly festive this season thanks to the teachers and students who participated in the 10th annual Paint Evanston Plows Contest. At the November 23 Administration and Public Works Committee meeting, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl announced the following winners:

  • Evanstonian’s Choice Award – Pope John XXIII School
  • Best Theme Spirit Award – Lincolnwood Elementary School
  • Mayor’s Choice Award – Saint Athanasius School and Lincoln Elementary School

Every year, the City’s Infrastructure and Maintenance Bureau invites all public and private schools in Evanston to paint murals on the blades of City snow plows. Ten schools participated in this year’s contest, including Dawes, Lincoln, Washington, Willard, and Lincolnwood elementary schools; Chute, Haven and Nichols middle schools; and St. Athanasius and Pope John XXIII schools. Students were encouraged to depict school, city, holiday or winter spirit through this year’s theme, “Think Outside the Bag.”

Photos of this year’s plow blade entries and awards ceremony can be found online.