Thursday, March 9, 2023
On Thursday, March 9, the biggest fundraiser of the year for the St. Clair County Chapter of The Literacy Council of Central Alabama returns to The Center for Education and Performing Arts in Pell City (CEPA). It’s time again for the Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee!
Last year, according to Taylor Mitchell at the Daily Home, “The Alphaholics, a team made up of Blair Goodgame, Micheal Murphy and Eric Housh, pulled off a repeat of their 2020 victory by correctly spelling “octonocular” and “inducement.”
The Metro Bank Money Bees took second place in 2022 with The Killer Bees taking home the prize for best costumes. The LMNO Bees won the most original name award, as well as the award for best cheering section!
The 2020 Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee raised $5,000 for the St. Clair County Chapter of The Literacy Council of Central Alabama. The number went up to $7,000 in 2022. The Literacy Council’s mission is to improve the lives of adults and their families through literacy education that teaches people to read, write, and speak English.
The Council estimates that 21 percent of adults ages 16-74 in Central Alabama need improved reading, writing, or language skills. Its programs align educational opportunities for adults to optimize their potential, pursue their goals, and help their families thrive.
The free event annually draws a large crowd at CEPA, there to witness the grand successes of the winning team. Or maybe it’s to see their friends and neighbors fail miserably at a child’s game. Who knows!
If you’d like to participate, register your three-person team by downloading and filling out the PDF at the link below. The form can be edited digitally and sent via email to Ron DeThomas with the Literacy Council. Click below to email Ron.
You can also mail your entry to The Literacy Council at the address below. Cost is $100, which can also be paid online.