OIL CITY, Pa. – Five Forest and Warren County schools submitted entries in the 2024 PennDOT Paint the Plow program, and online voting is now open to the public to choose their favorite.
Students from East and West Forest, Eisenhower, Tidioute, and Youngsville High Schools painted plow blades for the annual outreach program to promote winter driving safety through high school art programs.
“Earlier this year, PennDOT invited students in the northwest region to paint plow blades based on the statewide theme ‘Seat belts are always in season,'” PennDOT said in a release. “The theme was chosen to remind motorists that seat belts save lives and should be worn year-round.”
Students from Rocky Grove High School, Venango Catholic High School, Commodore Perry Jr./Sr. High School, Mercer High School, and West Middlesex High School, also participated.
The public may vote for its favorite blade on the PennDOT website. The voting form can be found by clicking on the county name within the table. Participation is limited to one vote per person per district.
The plow photo in each district that receives the most votes between now and Jan. 15 will be deemed the “Fan Favorite” for that area. Along with the “Fan Favorite” award, the blades are also eligible for the “Judges’ Pick” honor that will be determined by PennDOT personnel.
The winner in each category will be announced in connection with Winter Driving Safety Awareness Week on Jan. 21 – 27.