Spelling Bee supports Literacy Volunteers

SARANAC LAKE - The Eighth Annual North Country Spelling Bee is scheduled to take place at the Harrietstown Town Hall in Saranac Lake Saturday, May 1, starting at 10 a.m.

Everyone - any age - is invited to join in the fun. This year the top three winning teams will receive tickets to the Westport Depot Theater production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" in August.

Created and organized by Literacy Volunteers of Essex/Franklin Counties, this event will generate proceeds through sponsorships ($50 each, tax-deductible) to fund free educational programs for adults, children, and families. If some teams need help finding sponsors, Literacy Volunteers can match them up.

Admittance is free, and as usual for competing teams, there is a complimentary luncheon.

Those who want to have fun as a speller (or sponsor other spellers), can call Literacy Volunteers at Saranac Lake, 891-5567; Port Henry, 546-3008; or Malone, 483-9366.

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