Annual Spelling Bee
Calling all bibliophiles, word-nerds, linguists, and pageant queens…what?
Save the date for Beauty and the Bee
The 28th Annual Spelling Bee benefiting the Literacy Council of Buncombe County will be held 6-9pm Wednesday April 3, 2019 at The Mothlight.
Recruit two friends to complete your team and sign up to compete in the most spirited and outrageous word challenge of your lives. Choose your teammates carefully — they must have both spelling and concentration skills in order to disregard the pandemonium caused by a costumed, cheering audience.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Register your team by calling 828-254-3442 or emailing [email protected]. Once you register, you’ll get a team packet that includes event rules, study materials, and fundraising suggestions
- Choose your team name and plan costumes (optional, but there are prizes for best sash!)
- Study the word list provided
- Raise funds online or make a personal donation to cover your team’s entry fee
- Encourage your own personal cheering squad to come and support your team
Here are the teams raising funds online with links to their fundraising page.
The Southern Spelles – Malaprop’s Bookstore & Cafe
Spellbound by Food – Chestnut/Corner Kitchen
Spelling Beasts – Soomo Learning
SpellCheckYourselfBeforeYouWreckYourself – Ben Fehsenfeld & Friends
The Queen Bees – Adult Education tutors
SpellBinders – ESOL Tutor team
Extended Metaphors (We Spell Well!) – Flat Iron Writer’s Room & Gold Leaf Literary Agency
Bees Louise – Buncombe Partnership for Children
Those Who Spelt It Dealt It – Hobbit Hawes & Friends
Team Chai Pani
Those more interested in observing from the sidelines may may join the audience.
Secure online donations are fully tax-deductible. All proceeds benefit the Literacy Council of Buncombe County.
Thank you to our event partners
Many thanks to our in kind donors! (this is a list in progress)
Asheville Jewish Community Center
Asheville Radio / The Mix 96.5
Chimney Rock State Park
Innovation Arts & Entertainment
Lucid Sound Project
Mr. K’s Used Books
Nantahala Outdoor Center
North Carolina Arboretum
Phoebe & Vann
Zusa Fragrance & Supply