Rochester Hills ‘Paint the Plows’ returns for the ninth year – The Oakland Press


For the ninth grade, the Rochester Hills Utilities Department has partnered with the Avondale School District and Rochester Community Schools to add seasonal charm to the city’s snow-clearing vehicles.

Students in grades 5 to 12 have been invited to come to the department’s garage, located at 1000 Rochester Hills Drive, to decorate the fleet for the winter season. The designs were 10 feet wide and 3 feet high.

Allan Schneck, Director of Utilities, started this program to involve students, parents and educators in municipal activities, including winter operations.

“The ‘Painting the Plows’ is a great event that allows students to display community art on a single canvas, and it also allows them to learn more about the utility department,” he said. declared.

Students from grades 5 to 12 participated on November 13. (Rochester Hills)

Students were challenged to be creative with their artwork, invoking a love for the community and Rochester Hills as part of their message. There is no annual theme.

Ideas included sledding at Bloomer Park; the Stonewall Pumpkin Festival; the Christmas parade; lighting of trees in the Village; or even enjoy cider and donuts at Yates.

A total of 12 plows were designed and painted this year.

There were 12 painted plows this year. (Rochester Hills)

“‘Painting the plows’ was so much fun!” said Catherine Watterson, a participating student from Reuther Middle School. “I also met new friends from Reuther and other schools. Can’t wait to see all the amazing artwork driving around Rochester Hills.

The movable murals will be unveiled during the city’s next snowfall.


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