DENISE NASH/CHRONICLE PHOTOSChloe Miller, 10, stands with Bobby Ladley of Sanipac in front of her winning artwork that will be displayed on the truck for years to come. Her winning art included the message of recycling and keeping Creswell “beautiful.”

CRESWELL – It’s more than a truck. It’s also a canvas.

Next time you see a Sanipac truck, look closely and you might find original art by Creslane 5th grader Chloe Miller. 

As part of a local contest themed “Keep Creswell Beautiful,” Sanipac employees judged 60 entries before awarding Chloe, 10, for her work – a blossoming flower with “reduce, reuse” and “recycle” in green arrows at its center. Chloe’s work is now wrapped around the Creswell service truck, and residents can see it on display until the truck is retired. 

A Sanipac truck with local art by Creswell's Chloe Miller. DENISE NASH/PHOTO

“We have trucks on the road everyday bearing art from contests that happened six or seven years ago,” said Creswell resident Bobby Ladley of Sanipac. “What kid wouldn’t want to be able to see his/her artwork on the side of a truck servicing their city for years to come?”

It’s part of an annual campaign and partnership with local school districts since 2014 to reinforce civic stewardship through recycling, litter collection and community involvement. 

On Dec. 16, Sanipac hosted the unveiling at the school, where students, teachers and her proud parents gathered outside to celebrate. 

“I am very proud of Chloe,” said her mother, Ashley Miller, who attended the event with husband Nicholas Miller. “She is a wonderful role model to her peers and truly cares about the environment, her community and has a deep love for animals.” 

In addition to having her artwork displayed, Chloe was awarded a pizza party for her classmates as well as a $200 gift certificate.