Sign Contest results 01.13.010

Written by David Green.

Was the Observer’s Sign Quiz too easy?

No, the winners said it was just right, but it didn’t take some of them all that long to figure out the answers.

Chase and Jordan Schell of Morenci drove around town with their mother, Tracy, before heading over to Fayette to finish off the challenge.

They brought their correct answers to the Observer office before school was out Wednesday afternoon—or was it out? The Schell children are home schooled so they made the quiz part of their school day.

At 4:50 p.m. Wednesday, Deanna Gillen and her daughters, Jessica and Morgan, came in with the completed quiz, but they waited until Morgan got out of school to finish their search.

Courtney Derby was next in line. She finished the quiz about 10:30 a.m. Thursday, ahead of Lisa Love who worked on the contest with her son, Corey. She turned in her quiz at 1 p.m. Thursday.

We also received completed entries from Karen Mepham of Morenci, and Fayette area searchers Brian and Jolene Myers, Janie Keefer and Peggy Brubaker. The grandmother of freshman Jessica White and seventh grader Justin White of Fayette stopped in to let us know their entry was complete.

The tough ones? Several people mentioned that the “e” in Pearl’s Pizza Palace was difficult to find because the background of the photo had changed so much from when the photo was taken.

A letter from the Pizza Box sign also left some searchers wondering because the color of the lettering looked too white in the photo. That was also a challenge for Ed LaNew because there was snow covering the sign when he was out looking.

In Fayette, the signs were easily found, but the Pizza Stop “T” fooled some people at first since it really looked like a stop sign.

Was it the Gillens who wanted extra credit for noticing what the letters spelled? S-T-A-T-E L-I-N-E O-B-S-E-R-V-E-R S-I-G-N Q-U-I-Z F-I-N-D T-H-E-M A-L-L.

Morgan Gillen wonders why there isn’t a quiz like this in every Observer. There will be more, but not every week.

 

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