The next time you stop by the Kentwood Branch you’ll find a fairly unique award on display. Recently staff of the City of Kentwood Department of Public Works traveled to Norton Shores to participate in the American Public Works Association (APWA) Midwest Michigan Branch 2014 Snowplow Roadeo and Equipment Show.
This event brings together public works staff from cities and municipalities all over Michigan, featuring both a snowplow competition as well as an equipment show. At the equipment show the Kentwood DPW staff brought a snowplow truck that was displayed at the Kentwood Branch’s “Touch a Truck” program on July 30. Children and adults got to paint their handprints on the truck’s plow during the program in addition to artwork added by Kentwood Branch Adult Paraprofessional Barb Williams. By the end of the show the Kentwood snowplow was honored with the “Best of the Fleet 2014” award. Special thanks to Ron Woods, Mike Hoevenaar and the rest of the Kentwood Department of Public Works staff for their partnership with Kent District Library. You can also check out an article featured in the Muskegon Chronicle recapping the Snowplow Roadeo and Equipment Show by clicking here.
Posted by: Adam