Remember the 5th grade, when you had to stand up in front of the whole school and spell a word you were sure you knew how to spell? I do, and I missed the word “diamond.” That started me on a lifelong quest to win a spelling bee. Never happened for me, but the Friends of the Alpine Public Library want it to happen for you.
On September 12 from 5 to 7 pm, the Friends of the Library will hold Alpine’s First-Ever ADULT Spelling Bee, at Big Bend Brewing in Alpine. Twenty teams of up to four spellers each will compete for cash prizes. For a small “cover charge,” spectators may cheer for or heckle their favorite spellers, vote for “most creative speller,” “best guesser,” “best-dressed speller,” “most compatible team,” “least compatible team,” and “most spellbinding team,” and partake of a taco bar and Big Bend Brewing’s award-winning beers.
Start forming your teams! Team entry fee is $150, and first-place team members (up to 4 members) will win $50 each, second-place team members, $25 each. There will be audience participation and awards for all participants, not to mention celebrity judges! Signup sheets are available at the library circulation desk, or call 432-837-2621 for more information. Deadline for entering is September 7, 5:00 p.m.
Come out and support your Alpine Public Library, one of Alpine’s treasures. All proceeds will benefit library operations.