Egg Drop Contest Winners
The fourth annual Egg Drop competition, sponsored by Carroll Magazine and Sunbelt Rentals, was won by Westminster and Taneytown children who invented cushioning devices that preserved raw eggs dropped from 53 feet onto the paved parking lot of KohnCreative at 83 E. Main Street, Westminster.

The competition took place April 12. The event attracted 17 contestants and some 30 enthusiastic spectators, including a cheering section of girls from Friendship Valley Elementary School.

Competitors encased their eggs in various protective shells that were dropped from the platform of a mobile aerial work platform. Among the protections devised were cotton balls, balloons, foam blocks and a wire pyramid.

Declan Coffey, 10, of Westminster won first prize of $100, Summer James, 9, of Westminster won the $50 second prize, and the team of Ben and Emily Schildwachter, 8 and 11, respectively, of Taneytown won the $25 third prize.

PEEPshow Raises More Than $40,000 for Arts Council
The Carroll County Arts Council’s 7th Annual PEEPshow attracted an estimated 25,000 visitors who voted for their favorite marshmallow masterpiece in the annual fundraiser.

A total of 170 entries were submitted this year and contest entrants used more than 25,000 PEEPS to create art that ranged from sculptures to dioramas and films. Christian Twamley won the grand prize with a marshmallow sculpture of the snowman Olaf from “Frozen”. The event raised more than $40,000 for the Arts Council.

Among the 33 prize groupings were such diverse categories as “Artistic Achievement,” “Pop Culture,” and “Laugh Out Loud.” There were 4,851 Peeps in the “Guess How Many” exhibit. The winner was Claudia Purkey with a guess of 4,860.

Carroll Arts Center Schedules Bus Trips
The Carroll Arts Center has scheduled two bus trips for the summer. On Wednesday, July 16, Susan Williamson will host a trip to the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. And on Tuesday, August 19, Sandy Oxx will host a trip to Wolftrap to see singer-songwriter Josh Groban perform. If you would like to sign up for either or both of the trips, call 410-848-7272 or contact online at Sandy@CarrollCounty Arts

Carroll Arts Center Offers Live Shows for Kids
The Carroll County Arts Council is offering a series of live shows for children during the summer. All shows are at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for CCAC members, seniors 60 and older, and 18 and under. Groups of 20 are more are entitled to a 20 percent discount on tickets. Included in the series are the following:
June 26: Mr. Dave’s Magic
July 9: Michael Rosman Amazing Feats of Comedy
July 16: Professor Horn’s Punch & Judy Puppets
August 5: Mark Lohr & the Lohr Family Clowns

Carroll Arts Center Books Dogs and Cats Art Exhibit
“Reigning Cats and Dogs” is the title of an art exhibit booked into Carroll Arts Center’s Tevis Gallery from June 12 through August 2. Many of the artists whose work will be on display,specialize in animal portraiture. Artists include: Jim Eckman (Hanover Pa.), Holly Ferraro (Westminster), Amber Lee Ramirez (Westminster), Carolyn Seabolt (Westminster), Carol Siegel (Catonsville), and Charlotte Yealey (Hanover Pa.). The public is invited to an opening reception for the exhibit on Thursday, June 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Free Family Movies
The Carroll County Arts Council will offer free family movies on Tuesday evenings during the summer. Show time for all of the films is 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The schedule is as follows:
June 24 – Brave (2012; PG; 93 mins.)
July 1 – Ghostbusters (1984; PG; 105 mins.)
July 8 – The Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009; PG; 87 mins.)
July 15 – Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (2012; PG; 86 mins.)
July 22 – A League of their Own (1992; PG; 128 mins.)
July 29 – The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012; PG; 105 mins.)
August 5 – Up (2009; PG; 96 mins.)