'Bee' there or be square
South Peace News
It's time for the literary geniuses to brush off their dictionaries and prepare for the annual spelling bee.
The Prairie River Community Education Committee and High Prairie Municipal Library are co-hosting this year's bee at the library Halloween Day beginning at noon.
"It's to promote literacy in the community and make it more interesting," says PRCEC program coordinator Terri Rosser.
The bee is held for fun and is always an entertaining event. Participants are encouraged to dress in costumes seeing it's Halloween Day. Usually, at least one person comes dressed as a bee. Everyone is encouraged to attend and cheer on their team.
Rosser says four teams have entered so far. Cat Country, Brighter Futures and Northern Lakes College have entered as have the Word Wizards, comprised of High Prairie Probation staff.
A maximum of seven teams of three adult spellers will be accepted for the one-hour bee that begins at noon.
Prizes include awards for first and second place teams, the team with the best costume, the most entertaining team and a booby prize -- likely for the team drawing the most difficult words to spell.
Rosser says her list is under lock and key and difficult.
"I had to go to the dictionary to learn how to pronounce them," she says.
Any teams wanting to register for the bee can call Rosser at 523-6690.
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