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Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:56

Reading council to raise funds with friendly competition

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Western Mountains Reading Council’s Community Spelling and Trivia Bee will be held 7 p.m. on Feb. 28 in the fine arts center at Franklin High School.

The family friendly event is designed to celebrate learning while raising awareness and support for the council’s programs and initiatives. The focus for this year is a contribution to the READ2ME initiative.

Teams of three adults and one student will compete in a single elimination competition to spell increasingly difficult words and answer interspersed trivia questions. Teams are encouraged to create a team name; wear unique teams tT-shirts or costumes, and to bring a cheering section.

Prizes will be awarded to the teams with the most creative team name/costumes, the most money raised and the biggest cheering section.

The registration fee to participate is $50 per team, and there will be a $2 admission fee for spectators.

828.349.1325 ext. 432 or 828.526.2147.

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