Last fall, the Vermont Agency of Transportation invited elementary school children to name their large orange snowplows through its Name a Plow Program. Across the state, students came up with some creative names; at Brewster-Pierce, the winning plow name was “Yogi.” On November 17, Yogi got a big surprise on Vermont Plow Day at Brewster-Pierce when he saw the state’s massive plow with his name on it. Students celebrated with Yogi and his family and the three town plows, which are named Yogi, Arctic Fox and Kaplow! Teachers painted the local plows with the top three names chosen by the students.
Eva was there on Vermont Plow Day to document the festivities and hitched a ride in Yogi’s plow on a snowy day in the New Year. She also spoke with local community members about what Yogi has meant to them. This summer, Yogi plans to retire. His 9-year-old son, Lukas, hopes to step into his father’s shoes one day.
Filming dates: 11/17/21 & 1/7/22
Music: Nat Keefe & Hot Buttered Rum, “Let's Do This!”