Teams Wanted For Adult Spelling Bee to Support Everett Public Library

September 11, 2012

Events in Everett, Everett

Ever want to avenge that one mistake in 5th grade? Here’s your chance…

Are you up for the challenge? Put a team together…

The Friends of the Everett Public Library and the Board of Trustees invite you to participate in the third annual Spelldown: A Spelling Bee for Grown-Ups on October 12 at the Everett Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m..  If you participated last year, you know that raising money for a good cause can be fun.  This year should be even better because we have learned a lot from last year’s event.

Support Everett’s kids and have a great time doing it: Our goal is to raise funds to provide materials and services for kids and their families.  It’s as simple as recruiting a team of three spellers­friends, neighbors, colleagues, or business acquaintances, and paying the $100 entry fee.  Don’t worry about stage fright­you work as a team.

What’s Different This Year?  We think we have finally figured out how to insure that word difficulty doesn’t increase too quickly­and we hope that this means that teams will have more opportunities to spell.  We also have a new emcee­and she promises to pronounce words correctly all the time!

We have always wanted to have an award for best costume as determined by the audience, and this year we plan to do it.  Although we haven’t determined what the award will be, we hope this will give you an incentive to be even more creative, and to encourage your friends and family to come and vote for you.

What Do I Need to Do?  Sign up using our handy entry form to secure your team’s place in this event­and hurry, because we are accepting only the first 30 teams.  Team costumes are optional, but encouraged.  Word lists will be posted online, but we don’t care if you study in advance, cram the night before, or don’t even crack the dictionary.  Just come prepared to enjoy yourself on Friday, October 12, 2011 at the Everett Performing Arts Center.

What Do I Get If My Team Wins?  The respect and admiration of your co-competitors and library staff members, and some very special prizes from the Shack Art Center.

We encourage you to round up a team, consider becoming a business sponsor of the bee, and make sure your friends and family are on hand to watch your team Spelldown to victory!  Admission for the general public is still free.

For additional information, please call or email; 425-257-8022, esimmons@ci.everett.wa.us, or visit the webpage at www.epls.org/spelldown.

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