Students from Donna Burkholder’s Grade 8 class at Kent Public School stand with their
winning submission to Northumberland County’s ‘Paint the Plow’ contest, in celebration
of Local Government Week: from left, Kira Saito; Kyra Carlaw; Brooke Wellman;
Grace Eakins; Jack Rogers; Adam Ross; Nolan Eakins. Photo submitted
Cobourg – Oct. 17,– It was a tough call for Northumberland County councillors this
morning as they adjudicated this year’s ‘Paint the Plow’ contest, in celebration of Local
Four local elementary schools signed up to paint murals on County snow plows based on
this year’s theme of ‘Partners Today for a Terrific Tomorrow’. After some intense evaluation,
Kent Public School in Campbellford has been crowned 2018’s ‘Paint the Plow’ champion.
“We are thrilled to see students of varying ages getting involved in municipal activities like
‘Paint the Plow’, and reflecting on the role their local government plays in their day-to-day
lives,” states County Warden Mark Lovshin.
“On behalf of County Council, we thank all the participating schools for making this event
a success, and we congratulate Kent Public School students on their well-deserving win.”
“We clearly have talented budding artists here in Campbellford,” expressed County Councillor
and Trent Hills Mayor Bob Crate. “I want to thank the school administration for supporting this
activity, and I want to congratulate Ms. Burkholder’s class for its submission; the students have
certainly made our community proud!”
Local Government Week, this year from Oct. 14 to 20, is an opportunity for municipalities to
raise awareness about the important function of municipal government.
Northumberland County has been hosting the ‘Paint the Plow’ activity during Local Government
Week since 2016, to inspire children and youth to explore the many ways they may interact with
municipal employees in taking care of the community.
Participants in the 2018 ’Paint the Plow’ contest included:
- Kent Public School, Campbellford
- Spring Valley Public School, Brighton
- St. Mary Catholic Elementary School, Grafton
- Terry Fox Public School, Cobourg
The painted plows were assessed based on their creativity, visual impact, and depiction of
Students from Kent Public School will celebrate their victory with a tour of the County
recycling plant (the Material Recovery Facility), including a pizza lunch.
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