Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The Literacy Council of Buncombe County hosts 23rd Annual Spelling Bee - April 24th

The Literacy Council of Buncombe County will hold “Bee in Harmony,” a music-themed Spelling Bee, on April 24, 2014 at “On Broadway” in downtown Asheville. Beginning at 6 pm, fifteen teams of three adults each will compete in the most spirited and outrageous word challenge of their lives. This isn’t your average spelling bee. Teams must have both spelling and concentration skills in order to disregard the pandemonium caused by a costumed, cheering audience! Host David Ostergaard, formerly of Lazoom, keeps the audience laughing

Spelling Bee teams are sponsored by local businesses, non-profits, community associations, colleges, book clubs and friends.  Participating teams this year include Chestnut, The Laurel of Asheville, Blackbird, Wicked Weed, Chai Pani, Kudzu Branding, WNC Woman, Malaprops, Pack Memorial Library, and many others! Entertainment will be provided by local musicians, including a full barbershop chorus.

The community is invited to join the audience, prepared to cheer their favorite team to victory with hats, horns, placards and cheering. Audience members are asked to contribute $10.00 at the door. The entry fee includes a complimentary dessert reception sponsored by Blackbird and Earth Fare. A cash bar will be available, and prizes will be awarded to the audience members with the best costumes!

For more information, please contact Brantlee Eisenman at 828-254-3442 or by email at

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