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Salem Education Foundation Second Annual Spelling Bee

March 16 @ 6:00 pm

The Salem Education Foundation (SEF) is proud to be hosting the second Annual Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 16th , at 6p.m., in the Ames Hall of the Salem YMCA (adults only). Competitors can participate as individuals, or as members of a team. The “rules of engagement” are as follows: n1) The Individual Spelling Bee starts at 6:30 p.m. The registration fee is $50.00. Standard spelling bee rules apply.n2) The Team Spelling Bee starts at 7:30 p.m. Local businesses or team members’ family / friends will sponsor teams of three. The registration fee for each team is $400.00. During the competition, audience members can buy “helps” or “hindrances” for $10.00 each. Helps include neck massages for the contestant, or buying the next letter of a word. Hindrances include Stingers and Polar Plunges – a signature cocktail sent to the team of one’s choice, or requiring a contestant to put his / her hands in ice water as they spell, respectively. nThe SEF Spelling Bee will be co-hosted by the following local luminaries:n1) John Andrews, Director, Creative Collective,n2) Laura Assade, City of Salem,n3) Claudia Chuber, staff, The House of the Seven Gablesn4) Steve Feldman, owner, Gulu-Gulu Café,n5) Diego Fellows, faculty member, Salem Academy Charter School, andn6) Ellen Galligan nThere will also be a live auction and a silent auction. Prizes include:n1) a two night stay at a Wellfleet home, during the Oyster Fest,n2) a private wine course / tasting for 20 people,n3) tickets to “Freaky Friday,” at the North Shore Music Theatre,n4) Red Sox tickets, andn5) a guided afternoon with Salem Food Tours. nSEF hopes that the Bee will raise $50,000 this year. All proceeds fund SEF’s mission to award grants to educators in the Salem Public Schools. For more information, contact SEF Executive Director Carrie Francis Cabot at 617-331-6589, or Cfranciscabot@salemeducationfoundation.org. n Source: https://www.salem.org/event/salem-education-foundation-second-annual-spelling-bee/


March 16
6:00 pm
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