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Online Voting Open for Paint the Plow Program in Venango County


​The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) northwest region District 1 invites the public to vote on five plows decorated by Venango County high school students as part of the “Paint the Plow” program.

“Paint the Plow” is a statewide outreach aimed at promoting winter driving safety and fostering appreciation for high school art programs and student creativity.

Earlier this year, PennDOT invited Venango County high school students to paint plow blades based on the statewide theme “Don’t Rush in Ice and Slush.” The theme was chosen to draw attention to the need for motorists to give themselves ample time for travel during wintry weather in order to arrive safely to their destination.

Students from Franklin High School, Oil City High School, Rock Grove High School, Venango Catholic High School, and Venango Technology Center participated.

A new voting format has been introduced for the 2019 “Paint the Plow” program. Members of the public can vote for their favorite plow through the PennDOT website at by clicking on the “Paint the Plow” icon. Voters will be taken to a survey site where they can pick their favorite plow.

The plow photo that receives the most votes between November 5, 2019 and November 11, 2019 will be deemed the “Fan Favorite.”

Schools and participants are encouraged to share the link to the contest to promote voting. PennDOT will also post the pictures on Facebook in the album labeled 2019 Paint the Plow - Venango County, however responses on social media will not count toward the voting totals this year.

The plows were displayed last month in front of PennDOT’s Venango County maintenance facility . During the winter weather season, the blades will be used to maintain area roadways. Along with the “Fan Favorite” award, the blades are also eligible for the “Judges’ Pick” honor that will be determined by PennDOT personnel.

MEDIA CONTACT: Joshua Kaufer, 814-678-6110
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