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Spelling for Books

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The 11th annual Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee was another night of fun and successful fundraising for our Ready to Read program.

Many folks with serious day-time responsibilities put on outlandish costumes and brightly colored wigs and acted “wild and wacky,” as we say, all for a good cause - to raise money to purchase books to give to at-risk children in Kalamazoo County.

Teams of eight adults – two courageous spellers and six outrageous cheerleaders – provided the fun. The spellers competed in two 60-second rounds of face paced spelling – some easy words, some definitely not easy! Their six cheerleaders inspired their spellers and entertained the audience with a 2-3 minute cheer.

And the winners are….

BUT the real winners are the kids who will get the books, often the very first book of their own. About $24,000 was raised at the Spelling Bee. That will buy a lot of books.

You can watch the fun on Public Media Network, Channel 95:

  • Monday, November 21, 7 pm
  • Wednesday, November 23, 9 pm
  • Sunday, November 27, 2 pm

We know how to have fun for a good cause!!



Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee

Posted by Ann Rohrbaugh at 11/21/2011 11:34:29 AM | 

It was an awesome time and my first. I'll definitely be back next year. Thanks for putting on a good show for a good cause.
Posted by: Ben Jones ( Email | Visit ) at 11/24/2011 12:06 PM

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