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Paint the Plow

An unusual canvas was the focus of Wood County 4-H members’ creative efforts when they used snow plows to increase awareness and encourage safe driving practices in their community during the winter season.

In cooperation with the Wood County Garage and Engineer’s Office, 4-H clubs were invited to “Paint-the-Plow” and illustrate safety on the road. These included distracted driving, safety in construction zones, school bus safety and sharing the road with agricultural equipment. And of course, each design had to include the 4-H clover!

Snow plow winner was the 4-Leaf Clover Kids 4-H Club from Portage, Ohio


Snow plow winner was the Tontogany 4-Leaf Clovers from Tontogany, OhioThis project not only provided great publicity for Ohio 4-H but also provided 4-H clubs with teamwork opportunities and road safety information. Forty-four 4-H plows endorsed safety on the road to thousands of county residents and visitors.



Along with being on the road during the winter, the plows were displayed at the Wood County Fair and on the front lawn of the OSU Extension office, with an appearance in the Wood County Junior Fair parade. It is expected that this project will be continued for years to come.



Check out all the plows here!