Three elementary schools participated in decorating Gardner’s snow plows Nike Elementary, Sunflower Elementary and Moonlight Elementary. Pictured are Nike and Moonlight. The schools received the plows in September and the contest ended in early November. The artwork-covered plows will be displayed this winter when the city snowplows are in operation. Submitted photos


sunflower-plowOver the past few months, Gardner has held its annual snowplow painting program for local elementary school students. This year, the city is thankful for the participation of students from Nike Elementary, Sunflower Elementary and Moonlight Elementary.
Each school painted its name along with a graphic on the plows – Sunflower depicting an Eagle, Nike a rocket and Moonlight a collage of stars. The program began as a way to give students a chance to work together to make a mark on the city and have their artwork displayed throughout Gardner.
moonlight-elementary-snowplow“We’d like to thank the students who participated in the program for dedicating their time and energy to this project. It’s great to see our youth expressing themselves artistically, as well as involving themselves in our snow removal process by enhancing our plows’ aesthetic,” said Michael Kramer, interim public works director.
The schools received the plows in the first week of September and the contest ended in early November. The artwork-covered plows will be displayed this winter when the city snowplows are in operation.