Spelling bee needs teams

Staff report

SIDNEY — There are still spots open for Sidney Altrusa International’s ninth annual adult spelling scheduled for April 28 at Dorothy Love Retirement Community.

Businesses and organizations may form teams of three adults (18 and older) and compete in an old-fashioned spelling bee. No computer spell check programs or writing 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. In 2015, three $1,000 scholarships were awarded.

Those who would like to sponsor a team but cannot find enough spellers, may contact Altrusa and who will match people 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 to participate, call 937-597-5352 or email SidneyAltrusaBee@gmail.com. Deadline for registration forms is April 25.

Staff report