Adult Spelling Bee


First prize winners of the 1st Annual Adult Spelling Bee

Our first Annual Adult Spelling Bee was a buzzing success! On Saturday October 22, 2016 ten teams of 4 spellers vied for the Golden Bee Award. Competition was fierce (in between the laughing) and the winning team came in just five points ahead of the others. Congratulations to the Killer Bees, featuring Michael
Epp, Colleen Ireland, Lynne Roedde and Suzan Ross who took the trophies with 255 points.

Second place went to the Spellcasters, and third place was tied between the Arts Avengers and the Buzzer Killers. Best Team Theme went to team Spellbound, and the Bee Witched team won “Most Spirited Team”.

This year’s Bee was a fundraising event for the Cove Commons project (Annex/Gallery), and we thank all participants and sponsors for their help in raising over $1,000 for the project.

If you wish to donate to the Cove Commons you can still do so with a credit card online here.

Thank you to the 40 team members who were so very brave to step up and be “spellers”. We will continue this new tradition next October with the 2nd Annual Adult Spelling Bee.


Team Spellbound won the “Best Team Theme” prize.

For those audience members who wanted to play along – next year we’ll have note cards and pencils for you to test your skills against the teams. A link to this year’s word list is below  in pdf.