The Friends of the Queen Anne’s County Adult Spelling Bee is set for Thursday, October 19, when 9 teams will go head-to-head in a battle to find the champion spellers of the county!
Participating teams are representing: the Centreville Town Council, Matapeake Elementary School, Symphony Village outreach, Centreville Rotary, Gunston School, Grove Creek community, library staff, and Fellow Helfebeins & Newnam Funeral Home. In addition, the reigning champions—the Wanna Bees, comprised of members of the Library Board of Trustees—will be back to try to defend their title.
The competition will be judged this year by an esteemed panel—County Commissioner Jack Wilson, County Sheriff Gary Hofmann, and executive director of the Kent Narrows Development Corporation Gigi Windley.
All are welcomed to come watch this showdown—the more Bee Watchers we have, the more fun it will be! Admission is free, and there will be food and beverages available for sale. Attendees can also purchase raffle tickets to win wonderful prizes donated by more than twenty local businesses.
The Spelling Bee will take place at the auditorium of Wye River Upper School in Centreville. Doors open at 6:30pm, with the Bee kicking off at 7:00pm, on Thursday, October 19. All proceeds from the event go directly to the Friends of Queen Anne’s County Library to support their work in advancing the goals of our county’s Library.