Winners Name the Street Sweeper and Coloring Contests

Posted Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:13pm

Welcome to Street Sweepers Oscar, Roovis and Bert

Lake Oswegans got very creative in submitting names for our sweeper, people voted for your favorites, and the winners are…(drum roll please)…Oscar, Roovis and Bert! 

The winning name for our new A7000 Tornado is Oscar the “Oswego Sweeper Car.”  It was created by Wendy Morean and Ray Gragg.   The team, which on other entries included Wendy’s husband Von Jensen, submitted eight names, many of which were a subject of discussion by the judging team due to their creativity and added slogans.  Another finalist, LOIUS  “Lake Oswego's Uniquely Incredible Sweeper” was also submitted by Wendy.

The two names which will be given to the other two sweepers in the fleet are Roovis (Rapid Oscillating Oswego Vehicle of Intense Sanitation, submitted by Cathie Recker and BERT (street sweeper from Mary Poppins), submitted by Rebecca Duncan.

We are excited to introduce Oscar, Roovis and Bert and thank them for traveling over 6000 miles a year in Lake Oswego, helping to keep our streets and water safe and clean.  Keep your eyes open and see if you can spot each one as they travel through your neighborhood.  Also, Oscar will be on display on May 18 at the opening day of the Farmers Market. 

Congratulations to Lizzy, Max, Chloe, and Kyla our Coloring Contest Winners

One hundred and eighty of the 320 names for the street sweepers were submitted by Lake Oswego youth on coloring contest entry forms.  The judging was tough.  There was a lot of creativity and focus by our artists.  We are pleased to announce the coloring contest winners below, including an additional Judges Choice award.   

The winners are Lizzy (Preschool), Max (K-2), Chloe (3-5) and Kyla (Judges's Award). See the slideshow to view their art.

Many thanks to all of the members of the Lake Oswego community that submitted names for our sweepers.

Contest Entry by Max
Contest Entry by Chloe
Contest Entry by Kyla