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Carroll County PEEPshow

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catch of the day fish (2)If you’re a regular reader of this column (and of course you are), you’ve maybe noticed that pretty much every lead-up-to-Easter post has included a jab or two at Peeps. You know those ubiquitous, radio-active colored Easter “treats” that as far as we can tell, never actually get eaten by anyone. Well, this is the one exception. Because, it turns out that there is actually a good reason for Peeps’ existence, and the folks at the Carroll County Arts Council have it down.

The 6th Annual PEEPshow

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catch of the day fish (2)The words “peepshow” and “family fun” don’t generally go hand in hand. At least not in the type of household we grew up in. But hey, it’s only once a year, right? And we should probably mention that the only things you and your family will be peeping,–should you attend–are in fact Peeps. As in, the ubiquitous Easter treats shaped like chicks, bunnies, and eggs (is it fair to call them treats if most people we know actually avoid having to eat them?).  Opening today is the 6th annual PEEPshow, where you can see hundreds of wacky marshmallow masterpieces (yes, masterpieces– see the above photo of last year’s Grand Prize winner) created by local artists, families, business, and community groups.

Peeps Recipe Contest: You Read That Correctly

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Peeps are one of my favorite candies! I used to see them only around Easter time, however, this year I found peppermint-chocolate-dipped ones during the Christmas season. Anyway, it was super exciting (not to mention shocking) for me to read an article from The Baltimore Sun about the results of the Peeps Recipe Contest (inaugurated by the newspaper). Who would have thought that people would/could cook real meals with those tasty little chicks?

Don’t Throw Away That Stale Easter Candy: Peeps Contest this Week at SPSG

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St. Paul’s School for Girls’ Fourth Annual Peeps Diorama Contest is going on this week.  Peeps, the yellow marshmallow chicks popular at Easter, have found renewed popularity in the last couple of years with the start of diorama contests across the country.  The first Peeps diorama contest was held in 2004 by the Pioneer Press in St. Paul Minnesota.  A few years later the Washington Post followed with its own “Peeps Show.”

What made SPSG get into the act?

The Cornucopia - A "Hunger Games" themed Peeps diorama at SPSG

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