If The Eagle learned one thing from its Peep show, its this: Our readers are very creative. From Peeps re-enacting The Bachelor and The Hunger Games to Peeps at the beach and attending church, the diverse entries captured pop culture moments and everyday life.
The voting was close, but a favorite emerged. Here is the winner of the $50 gift card and the other top vote-getters:
Peepzilla by Jordan Wontorski, 13, and her mom, Tammy Arnott, of Colwich
Its all about the details in this winning entry. Peep Jewelers has a sign that reads Every kiss begins with Peep; another declares Be a chick magnet: Shop Peep; and the highlight Peepzilla eating one Peep while carrying off another. Arnott said it took about seven hours from inception to the finished product. We had a grander plans; we were going to build a fire department but ran out of time. Arnott said this was an opportunity to bond with her daughter. Shes 13, so I want to take every chance I can to bond with her before she gets too cool to hang out with mom.
Other top vote-getters
The Reaping by Debra Mauck of Wichita
Mauck is a big fan of The Hunger Games films. Katniss chose to put Primroes life before her own. This shows the purest form of love, an act of true selflessness. My 20-year-old son is a Marine. He, like Katniss, will be willing to sacrifice his life for the freedom of others.
Everyone Loves the Drive-in by Chandra Cain of Wichita
Cains kids enjoy the Minions from Despicable Me. Her 18 year-old daughter Jessicas graduation party has a Minion theme; her 12-year-old son, Connor, loves their funny sounds and cool weapons and gear; while her 20-month-old daughter, Molly, loves the Minions banana video and likes to dance along to it.
Episco-Peeps by the teens of St. Johns Episcopal Church of Wichita
(Sent in by Emerson, Emma, Gracyn, Ireland, Jaaron, Jillian, Karsen, Mikayla, Paul, Trevor and teen ministers Racine and Cora)
We tried to get the spirit of our service and all of the wonderful peeps in our church even Father Earl at the pulpit.
Winnie the Peep and the Blustery Day by Joanna Bequette of Wichita
Bequettes oldest daughter, Alexis, is graduating from Maize South High School. It often feels as though I have suddenly looked up from the busy-ness of my life to find my sweet girl all grown up. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh was her favorite. Not only could she rattle off the dialogue word for word at the young age of 4, but her dad and I can still to this day quote portions of this adorable movie.
Peep Scout Camp by MaKayla Snow of Haysville
I was a local Kansas Girl Scout for 13 years. I am now a lifetime member meaning I will be a Girl Scout until the day I die. as a Girl Scout, I loved going to camp. I loved making different crafts, meeting new friends and, of course, making smores.
The Wizard of Peepz by Malia Moman and LaVeda Finley of Wichita
Moman and Finley were inspired by the 75th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz.