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Snow plow naming contest winners recognized


Leah Brownlie stands with the snow plow with the name “Melton John” that she had suggested. Brownlie’s suggestion was the top vote getter in the recent contest.
Leah Brownlie stands with the snow plow with the name “Melton John” that she had suggested. Brownlie’s suggestion was the top vote getter in the recent contest.

 

The town’s recent snow plow naming contest has ended and the winners have been recognized.


Winners of a gift bag of town shirts and souvenirs, swag from suppliers and a $25 Tim Horton’s gift card were Leah Brownlie for her name “Melton John,” Ken Rivait for putting forth the name “The Blizzard Wizard,” Jaime Paquette for the name “Plowabunga” and Angela McNamara for “Sir Plows a Lot.”


Brownlie was at the Amherstburg public works yard last Friday morning, where she received her gift bag. 


Four vehicles have been outfitted with their new names.


“I’ve seen other towns do it,” Brownlie said of such contests. “When I saw our town was doing it, I was excited to put in the name.”


Brownlie’s “Melton John” was the top vote getter, though she pointed out she didn’t promote it very much.


“It’s great,” said Brownlie. “It was a fun thing to do.”


She joked “my nephew is going to think I’m so cool.”


Rivait was pleased to be among the winning entries.


“Winning the contest came as a wonderful surprise and I couldn’t be happier.

When brainstorming for a name, I wanted something that would capture the spirit and essence of winter while also being fun and memorable. After much contemplation, the name came to mind,” he said. “As for watching out for it on the side of one of the trucks, I have been eagerly looking forward to spotting it.


It would be quite a thrill to see my chosen name displayed proudly on one of the snow plows, as it would serve as a tangible reminder of this special achievement and contribution to the community.”   Rivait added he appreciates the opportunity to participate in the contest and is grateful for being selected. 


“This experience has been truly rewarding, and I look forward to seeing the snow plows in action with their newly named identities,” he said.


“I was super surprised to see that I had won. I loved the ninja turtles growing up and they always said ‘cowabunga,’ so it was just a play on a childhood favourite. I haven’t seen many plows out yet, but I’ll definitely be looking for it on the roads,” said Paquette.


“I have no idea how I came up with the name ‘Sir Plows a Lot’,” said McNamara.  “I just saw the contest and  that was the name that popped into my mind and I thought it was just the perfect name for a snow plow! I was quite surprised to find out that my name was one of the winners and I look forward to seeing Sir Plows a Lot out on the roads.”


A total of 102 residents entered a snow plow name for the contest with 90 residents voting on the ten chosen names.


By Ron Giofu


Snow plow naming contest winners recognized

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