We have a winner! Audrey Debri, of Cedar Springs, correctly identified all four fake stories and the two fake ads in last week’s paper, and was chosen at random out of all the correct entries. She earned a fast $20 in cash!
The fake stories were: Vandalism on the water tower, the newspaper lottery, the pothole story, and nobody wins the million dollars. The fake ads were the Let them eat cake ad, and the classified ad for help wanted – long hours, low pay, etc.
Several of you thought the Kent County Sheriff auction was fake. Nope. Someone else guessed a daycare was fake. Nope. That tax time is online at cedarspringspost.com was fake. It really is there. But the biggest stumbling block to most of you was the masthead.
In each April Fools edition, we create a few fake stories, and a fake ad or two. Then we also throw in some “Easter eggs”—little tidbits that are fun to find but don’t have anything to do with the contest, such as page numbers or dates upside down, wrong page numbers, and kooky job titles on the masthead. The masthead in any newspaper or magazine is a listing of the staff; it is not considered an ad (advertisement), so didn’t count for contest purposes. But we are happy you took the time to read it! And now you know for next year!