"The Banker Bees" from Carroll County Bank and Trust Co. were declared the winners in Carroll County Literacy Council's "Ferst Anyule Spelin Be" held Nov. 12.
The team of Lynne McCarty, Beverly Wells and Marie Clouser defeated the "Bonds Meadow Bombers" from Bonds Meadow Rotary Club to take the championship. Bombers' members were Edmund O'Meally, Spencer Gear and David Peloquin.
Active cheering by the "Carroll Bulldogs" earned them the Team Spirit Award.
The fund-raiser earned more than $3,000 for literacy council programs. Besides the $300 team registration, almost 200 spectators attended the event for a $2 entry fee.
Other participating teams were:
"Sentinel Killer Bees" -- Diane Armacost, Melissa Gordon, Elise Armacost and Aimee Williams, sponsored by Sentinel Title.
"St. Marty's Mountaineers" -- Elaine Dean, Katherine Pritts-Sweitzer and Virginia Hutting, sponsored by Masonry Contractors.
"Think Dangerously Wordsmiths" -- James Lightner, Martha O'Connell and Joyce Muller, sponsored by the Western Maryland College faculty/staff.
"Carroll Bulldogs" -- Sunshine Genco, Sheila Stone and Josh Insley, sponsored by Kable Animal Hospital and Harris Automotive.
"Class of 2000, Western Maryland College" -- Matt Gribbin, Emily Murphy, Dave Meckley and Francesca Saylor, sponsored by Mills Communication and Union National Bank.
"The Iron Horsemen" -- Cheryl Bowman, Paul Denton and Chris Sheedy, sponsored by Maryland Midland Railway.
"The Cerfers" -- Debbie Clayton, Alice Lerp and Vicki Novak, sponsored by Random House.
"Carol Countee Institoot of Hier Lexicografee" -- Robert Jarboe, Barbara Walker and Hank Johnson, sponsored by Johansson's Dining House.
Susan White-Bowden was mistress of ceremonies. Timekeeper was Earl Hersh. Judges were Manchester Mayor Elmer C. Lippy, Sykesville Police Chief Wallace Mitchell and Carroll County Times Publisher Robin Saul.
Pub Date: 11/25/96