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An Adult Spelling Challenge in St. Petersburg

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By JON WILSON, Consulting Editor, TB Reporter

An adult spelling bee will benefit the Literacy Council of St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG – An adult spelling bee, featuring team competition, is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday (June 10) at Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S. Ten adult teams of two to four people each will battle it out to determine the best spellers in the area during this fundraiser for the Literacy Council of St. Petersburg.

The competition consists of 11 rounds of 10 words. The Stand-Up Librarian, literary comedian Meredith Myers, is host to the event. The evening will also include snacks, music and a raffle featuring items from local businesses and authors. Theatricality, team names and costumes are encouraged. Registration is $75 per team. To register, visit, or send a check for $75 made out to the Literacy Council of St. Petersburg, 1717 54th Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 33714-2038. Tickets to watch the spelling bee are $7 per person in advance and $10 at the door.

The winning team will receive a prize. A raffle will be held, with items from local businesses, artists, and authors. Items are being sought and will be collected through the day of the event. Teams can also collect donations for the Literacy Council ahead of the event. The team that collects the most donations will get one free pass into the next round.

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