Adults can test their spelling chops March 10
Admit it: You’ve long been out of high school, but you can’t help watching the National Spelling Bee on television and trying to prove your own illustriousness.
If you’re 21 or older, now you can win spelling glory for yourself and some consubstantial teammates in an Adult Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 10, at the library!
The spelling bee is the first Annual Library Fundraiser Bee sponsored by the Rolling Hills Library Foundation and the Friends of the Library. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Foundation’s endowment fund. Future bees will cover such topics as geography, history and general trivia.
Set for 6-8:30 p.m. in the Belt Branch Upper Story, 1906A N. Belt, the event will pit up to 10 teams of four to eight adults against each other through eight rounds. Teams will earn points for correct words spelled, with the words drawn from common adult spelling bee lists. Teams can purchase mulligans to earn and retain points even if they misspell a word.
The entry fee is $10 per team member and $5 for adult spectators, who can purchase mulligans to help their favorite teams. Because beer and wine will be sold at the event, spectators and team members must be 21 years or older.
The fundraising event will provide pizza, snacks and drinks for sale along with a 50/50 drawing and a raffle for a colorful bee quilt created by library staff members. The quilt will be on display at the Belt Branch, the Savannah Branch and and the Friends used bookstore, Books Revisited, before March 10 for the public to purchase raffle tickets.
Teams can register and pay their fees at Books Revisited. Spectator tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.
Spelling bee rules and a registration form can be found with this postSPELLING-Rolling Hills Library Fundraiser Bee. For more information, call 205-7000.
The vanquishing conglomeration will receive a trophy and the consciousness of being grown-up spellers nonpareil in town!