Several fifth graders at Buchanan Elementary School (BES) were able to participate in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s “paint a plow” program. The students had to choose a theme to represent their school, and the Buchanan students opted for their mascot, a bobcat. The students even had a chance to see the plow ready for action over the weekend during the season’s first snow. The plow will be used throughout Buchanan and surrounding areas pushing snow. this winter. The plow was also in the recent Fincastle Christmas Parade and may be in this weekend’s Buchanan Christmas Parade. BES tudents taking part in the painting program included (from left) Avery Williams, Ella Monaghan, Bailee Hall, Kylee Aaron, Kristina Rothwell and Ava Thacker.