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Dioramas offer a 'peep' at spring

Talia Thompson poses with her diorama "The Princess and the Peep." She was one of three first-place winners in the "youth up to 5th grade" category. 1 / 7
Shown is one of the three "youth up to 5th grade" winners, "Good Night Peep" by Lily Schatau.2 / 7
Shown is one of the winning "youth up to 5th grade" entries, "Peep-za Hut" by Katie Olson.3 / 7
Shown is the "Peep-le's Choice" winner, "Hangin' with my Peeps at the Beach" by Kris and Mckenna Neimy.4 / 7
Shown is youth 6-12th grade winner "Star Wars, Episode IV: a new Peep" by Violet Stavisky.5 / 7
Shown, adult first-place winner "The Village Peep-le" by Tim Bylander.6 / 7
Shown is adult category second place winner "SherPeep" by Rachel Wolf. 7 / 7

Many River Falls Public Library patrons gathered their creativity to make some sweet artwork for this year's peep diorama competition. Winners recieved a certificate and "bragging rights," according to Library Director Nancy Miller and Event and Gallery Coordinator Katie Chaffee. 

Each participant also recieved a toothbrush courtesy of River Falls dentists. 

Prizes were awarded as follows:

  • Youth grade 5 and under: (tie) Katie Olsen, River Falls, "Peepza Hut"
        Talia Thompson, River Falls  "The Princess and the Peep"        Lily Schartau, Spring Valley  "Goodnight Peep"
  •  Youth Grades 6-12: Violet Stavinsky, River Falls "Star Wars Episode 4"
  • Adult Division: Tim Bylander, River Falls  "Village Peeple"
  • "Peep-le's Choice": Kris and Mckenna Neimy, "Hanging with my Peeps"

The dioramas were on display through Thursday, April 17. If you missed the display, you can see some of the dioramas here.

For more, see the April 17 print edition of the River Falls Journal.

Gretta Stark

Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.

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