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What Fun We Had!

...at the 13th Annual Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee held earlier this month.

The bee is our fundraiser to buy books to give children through Ready to Read, our early childhood literacy program that helps prepare children to be ready to learn to read when they enter school.

Corporate sponsors pulled together a company team or sponsored a team from an area nonprofit organization. Fourteen teams, each with two spellers and six cheerleaders, learned a cheer or dance routine, designed wild and crazy costumes and practiced their spelling. Once all the bills are in and paid and all pledges have been received, we expect to have raised $20,000 - $22,000! That will buy a lot of books for area children.

Thanks to our corporate sponsors, donors, judges, cheerleaders, spellers, and the library staff who pull all this together for such a good cause. And, of course, congratulations to all the winners.

It was fun with a serious purpose and we are looking forward to the 14th next fall. Watch a replay of the Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee on PMN television (channel 95) and enjoy these photos to appreciate what a fun time we had.

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Congratulations to KPL’s “award-winning” cheerleaders!

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What Fun We Had!

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...at the 13th Annual Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee held earlier this month.

The bee is our fundraiser to buy books to give children through Ready to Read, our early childhood literacy program that helps prepare children to be ready to learn to read when they enter school.

Corporate sponsors pulled together a company team or sponsored a team from an area nonprofit organization. Fourteen teams, each with two spellers and six cheerleaders, learned a cheer or dance routine, designed wild and crazy costumes and practiced their spelling. Once all the bills are in and paid and all pledges have been received, we expect to have raised $20,000 - $22,000! That will buy a lot of books for area children.

Thanks to our corporate sponsors, donors, judges, cheerleaders, spellers, and the library staff who pull all this together for such a good cause. And, of course, congratulations to all the winners.

It was fun with a serious purpose and we are looking forward to the 14th next fall. Watch a replay of the Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee on PMN television (channel 95) and enjoy these photos to appreciate what a fun time we had.

2013-spelling-bee-cheerleaders-598.jpg
Congratulations to KPL’s “award-winning” cheerleaders!

Book

Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee
2013-spelling-bee-ann-160
/kids/spelling-bee/

Posted by Ann Rohrbaugh at 11/15/2013 02:08:03 PM | 


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