Carroll County Times

PEEPshow winners get sweet reception

The Carroll County Arts Council's 7th Annual PEEPshow attracted an estimated 25,000 visitors who delighted in voting for their favorite marshmallow masterpiece in this annual fundraiser. A total of 170 entries were submitted this year with more than 25,000 PEEPS used to create the works of art which ranged from sculptures to mosaics to dioramas to films. Thousands of votes were cast helping to raise more than $40,000 for the Arts Council.

The Audience Favorite winners were as follows:

Best PEEP Film with 257 Votes, "Peep War 2014" by Jenn Sober.

7th Place, with 1187 Votes, "R2Peep2" by Bob Rupprecht.

6th Place with 1385 Votes, "Cake Boss Comes to Westminster," by Donaldson Remax.

5th Place, with 1391 Votes, "Mike Peepowski" by Lia Finch.

4th Place with 1434 Votes, "Lou Peetin" by the Marasco family.

3rd Place with 1790 Votes, "Peepcock" by the Wilhelm family.

2nd Place with 2681 Votes, "Maryland Terapeep" by Sydney Blacksten.

1st Place with 2807 Votes, "Michelangelo" by Tristar Martial Arts.

Grand Prize with 4692 Votes, "Some Peeple are Worth Peeping For" by Christian Twamley.

The 2014 Artistic Achievement Awards were as follows:

Presidents Choice Award: "Rub-a-dub Dub" by Janine Sommer

Best Movie Inspired Design: "I'll get you my Pretty!" by Kate, Kiz, Cheryl & Mike Ehrlich

High Fashion Award: "Lou Peeptin" by Ben, Gigi, April & Chris Morasco

Laugh Out Loud Award: "Book Return" by Linda Nicholls for CCPL

Best Business Representation: "Sew Cute" by Ballard Bunting Boutique

Pop Culture Award: "InstaPeep" by Avery, Shawn, & Dalton Hobbs

Scariest Entry: "The Peepinator" by the Spielman Family

Holiday Humor Award: "A Major Peep Award" by Gail Garvey

Best Historic Recreation: "Peep-aring for Battle" by Owen Smith

Multicultural Magic Award: "Montessori Peeps Around the World" by The Montessori School of Westminster

Simply Simple Award: "Chick Magnet" by Candy Aaron

Travelogue Award: "Assateague Lighthouse" by Amanda Montz, Kenda, & Brianna Sambucco

Best Graphic Design: "The Ugly Peepling" by McKinzie Lefstein

Outstanding Group Effort: "Brownies are Peeple in your Community" by Brownie Troop 305

Best Mosaic Award: "Celebrate Spring" by Flo Combs

Masterpiece Award: "Starry Night" by Carroll Springs School

Civic Pride Award: "Clock Tower" by City of Westminster

Engineering Marvel Award: "Re-PEEP-Peal the Rain Tax" by Marc Sumers

Best Non-Profit Award: "Bloom Where you are Planted" by ARC of Carroll County

Sports Fan Award: "Peep Pride" by West End Place

No Peeps Were Harmed Award: "Peep Wreath" by Laura Russell

Movie Magic Award: "Frozen Peeps" by Sophia Koller

Tastiest Treat Award: "God's Team Sundae" by Ebenezer UMC God's Team

Literary Award: "James & the Giant Peep" by The Virgilio Family

Staff Favorite: "Sunday Afternoon avec mon Peeps" by Kim Prati

Director's Choice Award: "Peepcock" by the Wilhelm family


Sponsor's Choice Awards:

Hibu: "Peeps Bracket" by Boys & Girls Club of Westminster

Carroll County Office of Tourism: "Bruiser" by East Middle School

Just Born, Inc.: "Michaelangelo" by Tristar Martial Arts

New Windsor State Bank: "Peeps Fly with Christ" by Carroll Lutheran School

Edward M. Goldman, D.D.S., P.A.: "Peep-fection" by the Stickles family

There were 4,851 Peeps in the "Guess How Many" exhibit. The winner was Claudia Purkey with a guess of 4,860. For more information and photos of some of the entries, go to