On Thursday, March 10, 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, clinched the win with the words ”dreidel” and “escargot.”
“Second place went to Stocks and Blondes, with members Adam Stocks, Sarah Brazzolloto, and Teri Gagliano. They also took home the Best Costume Award. The third-place prize went to Tiffany Rowe, Susan Howell and Jennifer Sellers, who made up the team Websters.”
The 2020 Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee raised $5,000 for the St. Clair County Chapter of The Literacy Council of Central Alabama. 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.