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From The Birds, To The Bee!

The Spellmasters Kathleen Case & Kurtis Kelly

The Spellmasters Kathleen Case & Kurtis Kelly

Don’t miss Adult Spelling Bee this Monday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the   EPHS Auditorium

After having a great time at the Duck Race on Saturday morning, plan to enjoy an evening of fun with friends and family on Monday, May 4 at The Adult Spelling Bee. The Bee is a community event supporting scholarships and operating funds for the Estes Park Learning Place. In three short years the Bee has become a community tradition. Adults of all ages, from high school students to retirees, compete in teams of three to become the Champion Speller Team.

It’s an evening of fun for both the teams and the audience. Teams with names like the SPLRGRLZ, Werdz Nerdz, BEE-zerk, and Spell Check create equally imaginative costumes, competing not only for the Traveling Spelling Trophy but also for the Best Costume prize. We have a mayor, a judge and a park superintendent competing with three stellar-student high school girls and over 20 other teams. When you see how much fun this is, you might like to be part of a team in 2010.

Black and yellow ensembles become the wardrobe of choice for the evening. Hats with antennae and buggy-eyed glasses are considered especially chic. Drag out last year’s Halloween costumes for the kids. Imagine getting to use those costumes twice!

Door prizes will be awarded to audience members throughout the evening. These gifts were contributed by Ace Hardware, A la Carte, Rocky Mountain Pharmacy, Country Supermarket, Appearance Plus, Macdonald Book Shop, Rambo’s, The Egg & I, Reel Mountain Theater, The Mountain Shop, EPTV, Peak’s Hallmark, Kind Coffee and the YMCA. Just for coming to watch, you might go home with a set of gardening tools, binoculars, a gift certificate from your favorite store or restaurant or a two night stay at a YMCA facility.

Can you spell “concupiscence or flibbertigibbet or hendiadys? Fortunately the competitors only have to spell the words, they don’t have to define them or use them in a sentence. The fun begins with refreshments at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, May 4 in the Estes Park High School Auditorium. The Bee begins at 6:30 sharp. Bring the entire family. Although donations are welcome and always appreciated, there is no admission charge.
The Estes Park Learning Place helps to strengthen our community by supporting children and adults in pursuit of excellence in education. Come and enjoy this community tradition.

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