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Newhaven Court holds second Easter ‘Peep Show’

Krystle Pry, executive operations officer at Newhaven Court, left, and Rowan Cranmer, 8, take a look at the marshmallow Peep dioramas on display at the “Peep Show” display contest on Thursday, March 28, at the Newhaven Court at Clearview senior living center. William Pitts/Butler Eagle

CENTER TWP — There are three main symbols of the Easter season: the resurrection of Christ, eggs and marshmallow Peeps. This Thursday, March 28, the Newhaven Court at Clearview senior living facility in Center Township showed off the third one with their second annual “Peep Show” display contest.

On display during the show were more than a dozen dioramas with marshmallow Peeps as the featured props. While some of the dioramas were put together by residents of Newhaven Court and their families, others were submitted by staff members at the facility, while still others came from outside agencies who work with the facility.

“We typically ask the agencies that we work with a lot in the community to participate,” said Krystle Pry, executive operations officer at Newhaven Court. “It gives them the opportunity to come into our community, engage with our residents and have some fun.”

One of the dioramas — depicting a Woodstock-style concert — was submitted by Newhaven Court’s management team. Another, featuring a hockey game with marshmallow Peeps, came courtesy of the Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School. Key Sports Medicine contributed a display that included a Wheel of Fortune with Peeps.

Voting was open to all residents, staff members, and visitors who stopped by. At least two residents — Suzanne Carr and Stacy Newcaster — were partial to a “bungalow” diorama contributed by LifeSteps, where the roof was lined with jelly beans.

“It’s all edible,” Carr said. “Every part of it is edible.”

When all the votes were tallied, first place in the competition went to Lukas and Liam Oleksak, great-grandsons of resident Dolly Knox, for their “Camp Peepers” diorama. Second place went to Bailey and Bethany Watson, granddaughters of resident Betty Watson, for the “Potted Peeps” diorama.

Third place went to staff member Lily Hilliard for her depiction of two Peeps using the bathroom, while fourth went to Jen Callahan of the Butler County Area Agency on Aging.

While none of the top four winners were available in person to receive their prizes, all four received generous gift baskets.

The “Camp Peepers” diorama submitted by Lukas and Liam Oleksak took first place in the “Peep Show” display contest on Thursday, March 28, at Newhaven Court at Clearview senior living center. William Pitts/Butler Eagle
A diorama submitted by Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School depicts a hockey game with marshmallow Peeps at the “Peep Show” display contest on Thursday, March 28, at Newhaven Court at Clearview senior living center. William Pitts/Butler Eagle
A diorama submitted by Jen Callahan of the Butler County Area Agency on Aging, took fourth place in the “Peep Show” display contest on Thursday, March 28, at Newhaven Court at Clearview senior living center. William Pitts/Butler Eagle
A diorama submitted by Key Sports Medicine depicts a game of Wheel of Fortune with marshmallow Peeps at the “Peep Show” display contest on Thursday, March 28, at Newhaven Court at Clearview senior living center. William Pitts/Butler Eagle
The “Potted Peeps” diorama submitted by Bailey and Bethany Watson took second place in the “Peep Show” display contest on Thursday, March 28, at Newhaven Court at Clearview senior living center. William Pitts/Butler Eagle
A diorama submitted by staff member Lily Hilliard took third place in the “Peep Show” display contest Thursday, March 28, at Newhaven Court at Clearview senior living center. William Pitts/Butler Eagle

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