10 teams will compete Nov. 11 in Literacy Council spelling bee Proceeds benefit programs teaching adults to read

November 04, 1997

Get out your dictionary for the Carroll County Literacy Council's "Sekon Anyule Spellin Be" at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at Wilhelm's Ltd. Caterers in Westminster.

Ten teams of three adult members each are practicing for those tough words in hopes of not being the first to be eliminated.

Two groups of five teams each will compete against each other until two teams are left.

The winning team gets one plaque for its sponsor and one for each member.

Susan White-Bowden will return as master of ceremonies. Judges will be LeRoy Panek from Western Maryland College, Manchester Mayor Elmer Lippy, Sykesville Police Chief Wallace Mitchell, Carroll County Times Publisher Robin Saul and Carol Poole of the Literacy Council.

This year's teams are sponsored by Carroll County Bank & Trust, Bond's Meadow Rotary Club, Mills Communication, Sentinel Title, Western Maryland College staff and faculty, Random House, Maryland Midland Railroad, Masonry Contractors, Union National Bank and Westminster Rotary Club.

Last year's winners, the Banker Bees of Carroll County Bank & Trust, will return to defend their title.

Wilhelm's will sell food before the competition begins. The Literacy Council also will sell $5 raffle tickets for the grand prize of a week in Williamsburg, Va., next spring.

Raffle tickets are available in advance from the Whistle Stop Book Store in Mount Airy and Mills Communication on Pennsylvania Avenue in Westminster.

Proceeds from the spelling bee and raffle go to Literacy Council programs to teach adults how to read and to teach English as a second language.

Information: 410-848-6506.

Pub Date: 11/04/97

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