So this month, we'll let Valerie Lesher do it. "Pretty clever how you disguised the last name of last month's winner, Sandra White, as BLANCHE--the French word for white, in white lettering at that--in the Fake Ad on page 65 of the January issue for A Streetcar Named Desire," Lesher wrote. We couldn't have done it better ourselves.
Lesher's entry was one of just 70 correctly identifying the ad for the Allen Park Elementary School's production of "A Streetcar Named Desire, Junior," an idea that had quite a few theater types, well, blanching. "Who would want to produce that play at an elementary school, even if it is the junior version?" asked Nancie Loppnow.
Our winner, Elleanor Crown, shared that sentiment: "I hope that no elementary school is producing 'Street Car,'" she wrote. Crown is taking her prize to Downtown Home and Garden.
To enter this month's contest, find the Fake Ad in the February issue and follow the instructions in the box at the bottom of the Back Page. The Fake Ad always contains the name of last month's winner in some form.
[Originally published in February, 2013.]