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PEEPshow, Carroll County’s biggest visitor attraction now postponed by coronavirus, to get ‘prequel’ online

The Carroll County Arts Council’s PEEPShow, which annually draws in tens of thousands of people, had to be postponed this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic. In the meantime, organizers have announced an online preview.

“PEEPshow the Prequel,” which is planned to run from April 17 to May 1, will both allow sculptors to show off their creations and the public to vote for their favorites. Registration is open now for creators at CarrollCountyArtsCouncil.org. Creators can enter still images or videos.

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The Arts Council still hopes to reschedule the 2020 PEEPShow in person if it is possible.

“Should circumstances prevent the Arts Council from rescheduling, the photos will remain online for everyone to view and enjoy. PEEPshow the Prequel will ensure that no matter the outcome, the public will get to see all the hard work this year’s decorators have put into their PEEP-tastic entries while also supporting the Arts Council through this trying time,” the Arts Council wrote in a news release.

CCAC Executive Director Judy Morley said in the release that she hopes PEEPshow the Prequel “will give the community a joyful activity to do at home, especially if we are ultimately not able to reschedule.”

Viewers will be able to view the online show for free and buy votes for their Audience Favorites. All proceeds from votes will benefit the Arts Council, a nonprofit that was forced to cancel or postpone the live spring events and gallery shows.

Sponsors for the PEEPShow include Just Born/Peeps & Company, New Windsor State Bank, the Carroll County Office of Tourism, Quantum Internet and Telephone, and Ben Rogers of Edward Jones Investments.

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