Posted on 04 April 2014.
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!
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Posted on 05 April 2013.
Our April Fools edition was last week, and several people correctly identified the two fake stories—World’s largest snowman in Cedar Springs and Red Flannel Ghost in Cedar Springs—and the fake ad—The Happy Trails Health Bar and Grill. We had a few little “Easter eggs” too, such as the Post banner being backwards, the “inside this issue” pages, and the masthead with fake titles. But as long as you got the fake stories and ads, you were in the drawing! Our winner of the fast $20 was Kelly Graham, of Solon Township. Thanks for playing!
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Posted on 05 April 2012.
Congratulations to Char Lyons, of Sand Lake, the winner of our April Fools contest! Char correctly guessed the two April Fools stories—Dogs must wear hunter orange and City vies for placement in Guinness Book 2012—and the fake display ad—911 Emergency nail repair. Char was chosen at random out of all the correct entries, and won a $20 bill.
A few people thought some of our real news and ads were fake and we want to set that record straight! The Amish Warehouse really is having a fundraiser for the library (see ad on page 18); the Rotary Cow Plop is a real event (see ad this page); you do need a recreation passport permit to park in the staging area at Russell Road; April 1 really was the start of a new fishing season and you need a new license; and Marty Frasier really is the new Cedar Springs Fire Chief (that would be a mean trick to play on him).
Thanks to all of you that entered, and we hope you had fun searching for the fake stories and ad, and finding the little “Easter eggs” we hid along the way, such as the Inside this issue on the front, the masthead (list of staff titles) and Post highlights on page 3, and the fake hometown happening. And, hopefully, the front page being upside down didn’t frustrate you too much!
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Posted on 08 April 2011.
Congratulations to Kathy Anderson, of Algoma Township, the winner of our April Fool’s contest! Kathy’s name was drawn out of all those who correctly named the fake ad—The Rock On Salon, and all four fake stories—New Red Flannel Event (running of the bulls), Rockford Springs or Cedar Rock, Oldest cat to be featured on TV, and Tiger blood hits Cedar Springs. Kathy won a fast $20 cash for her efforts!
Kathy said she liked all the stories, but “best of all is the ad for the Rock on Salon. I’d go there every week! Keep up the good work all you creative people,” she said.
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