Adult Spelling Bee
2017 Spelling Bee
Plans are underway for the second annual Adult Spelling Bee. This second annual event will be fundraiser for our Cove Commons Project, which still needs funding to complete the public plaza outside.
If you are thinking of entering you might want to start making your plans to pull a team together. The venue is expected to be Cates Chapel again (until the Cove Commons is finished), and the tentative date is September 30, 2017.
Bee there or bee square!
2016 – Our First Annual 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.
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.