When: Tue., Sept. 30, 5 p.m. 2014
The Great Grown Up Spelling Bee is produced by the Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools and all proceeds will benefit educational programs for MCCSC students. Each team, sponsored by local businesses, civic groups, or individuals, consists of three members. Participants dress in fun themed PG-rated costumes and have a great deal of fun while raising money for education. Spellers will compete for the championship trophy and the 2014 Bloomington Spelling Title. John Whikehart, Deputy Mayor and Jeffery Allen will return as our emcee and pronouncer. Celebrity judges are Dr. Judith A. DeMuth, Dr. Gerardo Gonzalez, Mayor Mark Kruzan and Judge Valeri Haughton. The Bee will follow the official spelling bee rules, an added air of frivolity will keep it light and entertaining. Although the event is designed to be fun the competition will be intense. The deadline for submitting a team is Friday, September 19th.