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LNGC to host 26th annual adult community-wide spelling bee on April 27

In 2015, a team from Elder High School won LNGC's spelling bee.


Spellcheck and autocorrect may be today’s norm, but the Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati is keeping spelling relevant with its 26th annual Adult Team Spelling Bee, which is slated for April 27 at The Holy Grail at The Banks.

Local businesses, organizations and individuals are invited to sponsor teams of three who will compete for the title of Cincinnati’s best spellers, with all proceeds benefitting the LNGC and the programs it offers.

“The Spelling Bee is a fantastic way to help those in our community who struggle with basic reading,” says Michelle Otten Guenther, president of the LNGC. “With thousands of adults and children in Cincinnati fighting to overcome illiteracy, events like this make our much-needed programs possible.”

Not only does the Spelling Bee promote literacy awareness, but it also promotes teambuilding as corporations, small businesses, schools, families, friends and nonprofit participants take on a competitive yet encouraging spirit.

“It is a win-win for us,” says Harry Cappel, partner at Graydon Law Firm and LNGC board member. “The event instills a sense of pride and teamwork among colleagues in the firm. We are proud to be part of this unique event to help improve literacy.”

Graydon is conducting an Internal Spelling Bee, which is new this year. Employees will use a provided toolkit to conduct a Bee of their own leading up to the event to make sure top spellers will compete at the community-wide event.

The LNGC will award prizes to the top two teams, in addition to the team with the most spirit. For those who want to sit back and enjoy the show, happy hour admission ($20; includes two drink tickets) can be purchased at the door.

DO GOOD:

- Sign up to sponsor a team today.

- Want to be a spectator? Mark your calendars for 4:30 p.m. on April 27 to watch the Spelling Bee fun.

- Support the LNGC by volunteering or donating today.
 

Read more articles by Brittany York.

Brittany York is a freelance writer, adjunct English composition instructor and server at Orchids at Palm Court. She loves travel and photography. Keep up with Brittany on Instagram @brittbrittbrittbrittany.
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