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Prickly Pete Pops up Around Peoria

Post Date:04/10/2019 8:34 AM

Peoria’s newest social media sensation, Prickly Pete, has made his debut this week at Rio Vista Community Park and Pioneer Community Park. Pete is a six-foot cactus sculpture designed to look like the Peoria flag. Mike Iverson, Peoria’s graphic designer, sculpted Pete out of lightweight materials so that he can travel around the city to meet residents throughout the community. You can follow Pete’s adventures on Facebook @CityofPeoriaAZ and Instagram @peoriaazcam or by using the hashtag #PricklyPete. We encourage people to take a selfie with Pete and share it on their favorite social platform. This week, take a selfie and tag the city with the hashtag and you will be entered to win a bike in honor of Valley Bike Month. For more information about the contest, visit https://www.peoriaaz.gov/Home/Components/News/News/2485/439.