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The 8th Annual Indy Reads Spelling Bee

When: Tue., Oct. 21, 5:30-6 p.m. 2014

Indy Reads 8th ANNUAL Spelling Bee will take place on October 21st at the Hyatt in downtown Indy. We expect to have 50 teams from local businesses and non-profits participating, and we would love to have you there with a team! This is how it works: Your organization puts together a team of four people – three spellers and one spell-checker (who assists with score-keeping). On the Spelling Bee night, your team goes vowel-to-vowel against teams from other companies and organizations in a three-round written spelling contest to find out who has the best spellers in our community. Doors open at 5:30, dinner and social hour is from 6 to 7 p.m., with a cash bar. At 6:45 there will be an official introduction of the teams and reading of the rules. The first speller is to be in position at 6:55 so the Bee kicks off at 7 p.m. Non-spelling guests are welcome to participate as well (they still need a ticket). There will be three rounds of spelling, one for each speller on the team. There will be an audience spelling bee in between rounds. Teams are encouraged to have creative names and/or wear team costumes to creatively reflect their company or team name. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place teams in the Spelling Bee, and to the winner of the audience bee. Prizes will be awarded for the best team name, best costume, and best cheering squad.

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