2019 Off to Sweet Start as PEEPSFEST® Announces Winners of Scholastic Diorama Competition

 

More than 11,000 attend 10th anniversary of festival

BETHLEHEM, PA— Area students had a sweet start to the New Year when their marshmallow masterpieces were chosen as winners in the 2018 PEEPS® Scholastic Diorama Competition during PEEPSFEST®, the free family festival presented by Just Born Quality Confections and ArtsQuest Dec. 30-31. More than 130 dioramas incorporating PEEPS® candy were created by local school children and were on display during the event, which took place at SteelStacks in Bethlehem. Other highlights of the 10th anniversary of PEEPSFEST, which was attended by more than 11,000 people, included two nights of fireworks, new cooking with PEEPS® demonstrations by ArtsQuest Executive Chef Barry Sullivan and more.

“12 Days of PEEPSmas” by Barbara Yurchishin, Maggie Yurchishin and Evelyn McPoyle of Liberty High School was selected as “PEEPles Choice” winner in the diorama competition based on voting at the festival; the group was also awarded the “Critics’ Choice for Best PEEPSonality” by the official PEEPSFEST® judging panel.

First Place winners included Mrs. Yoder’s 2nd Grade Class of Spring Garden Elementary School for its “Monocacy PEEP” display (Grades K-2nd), “2019 PEEPS Drop” by Kathryn Kloiber, Olivia Amorim, Catheraine Hanng and Bridgett Kloiber of Allentown’s Saint John Vianney School (grades 3-6) and “Aztec PEEPle” by Itxel Aguilar and Luna Gonzalez of Allentown’s Saint John Vianney School (Grades 7-12).

All winners took home PEEPS & COMPANY® Gift Bags, and the Critics’ Choice winners dropped the PEEPS® Chick on New Year’s Eve during the festival. The complete list of diorama competition winners is:

Grades K-2
First Place: “Monocacy PEEP” by Mrs. Yoder’s 2nd Grade Class of Spring Garden Elementary School.

Second Place: “Manger Scene” by Kelsey Bolash of Calypso Elementary School.

Third Place: “What Snowmen do After Dark” by Alivia Fisher of Miller Heights Elementary School.


Grades 3-6
First Place: “2019 PEEPS Drop” by Kathryn Kloiber, Olivia Amorim, Catheraine Hanng and Bridgett Kloiber of Allentown’s Saint John Vianney School.

Second Place: “PEEPS Theatre” by Sierrah Hope Bond of Calypso Elementary School.

Third Place: “Dunk Contest” by Patrick O’keefe and Keenan Michalak of Allentown’s Saint John Vianney School.


Grades 7-12
First Place: “Aztec PEEPle” by Itxel Aguilar and Luna Gonzalez of Allentown’s Saint John Vianney School.

Second Place: “Lunar New Year” by Anjali Khellawan, Samantha Buffer and Alexandra Rymsza of Liberty High School.

Third Place: “Ye Gallant PEEPle” by Kaysianna Yeager and Annalise Kloiber of Allentown’s Saint John Vianney School.


Critics’ Choice for Best PEEPSonality & PEEPles Choice

“12 Days of PEEPSmas” by Barbara Yurchishin, Maggie Yurchishin and Evelyn McPoyle of Liberty High School.

PEEPSFEST® 2019 is set for Dec. 30-31, 2019 at SteelStacks. For more information, visit www.steelstacks.org/peepsfest.

 

Information and images provided to TVL by:
Mark Demko, ArtsQuest
http://www.artsquest.org/