Altrusa Club announces registration for adult spelling bee in April

Staff report

SIDNEY — Sidney Altrusa International has announced plans for its 10th annual adult spelling bee, scheduled for April 20 at Ohio Living Dorothy Love.

Last year’s winners from Sidney Body Carstar have challenged nonprofits, schools and businesses to form teams this year.

Registration is now open, with space limited to 20 teams. Businesses and organizations may form teams of three adults who will compete in an old-fashioned spelling bee. No computer spell-check programs or writing of the words are allowed. Teams are given a word and one minute to confer. Then one member of the team spells the word aloud. One team remains at the end of the event.

The registration fee of $250, which is tax deductible, will be used to promote education, with scholarships awarded at the end of the school year to Shelby County residents. Over the last five years, Altrusa has awarded $20,000 in scholarship monies.

Those who would like to sponsor a team but cannot find enough spellers may contact Altrusa and be matched with one, two or three spellers. Team sponsors will have their names prominently displayed on a banner at the event and in all advertising.

For information or to register, call 937-597-5352 or email Registration forms are due by April 15.

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