I really don't like to see snow plows this early in the fall, but this weekend is an exception. It's time for the 5th Annual Paint the Plows event. The hard work and artistic creativity is the result of area kids. Saturday, October 11th, 27 plows painted by area elementary schools and youth agencies will be on display at the Empire Mall in the JCPenney north parking lot.

The students and their friends and family as well as the general public are welcome to come, view the plows, and vote for your favorite. The plows are set up to be viewed by car or on foot.

The Street Division primes the plows, and the schools and organizations supply the paint. The participants receive the plows at the end of August after school starts and complete their works of art the first week in October.

People who attend Saturday’s event can vote for their favorite plows. The top three favorites will be featured in the Parade of Lights through downtown Sioux Falls this November.

The painting of the plows is enjoyable for the people who paint them, but it’s also rewarding for the plow drivers during snow removal.” - Galynn Huber, Sioux Falls Street and Fleet Operations Manager.

2014 Paint the Plows Participants

All City at Jane Addams Elementary School
Anne Sullivan Elementary School
Cleveland Elementary School
Discovery Elementary School
Edison Middle School
Eugene Field A+ Elementary School
Harvey Dunn Elementary School
Horace Mann Elementary School
John Harris Elementary School
John F. Kennedy Elementary School
Laura Wilder Elementary School
Mark Twain Elementary School
Oscar Howe Elementary School
R. F. Pettigrew Elementary School
Roosevelt High School
Robert Frost Elementary School
Rosa Parks Global Studies Elementary School
St. Michael School
O’Gorman High School
Lutheran High School
Sioux Falls Lutheran School
Fred Assam Elementary School
Explorer Elementary School
Sioux Falls Education Association
McCrossan Boys Ranch
LifeScape Specialty School
211 Helpline Center (Salsa Program)

A few pics from last years event:

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If your organization would like to participate in next year’s Paint the Plows program, please call 605-367-8255.