Spelling Bee 2023 copy

2023 Adult Spelling Bee

Fundraiser for Library's 100th Birthday

Date & Time

February 9, 2023

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Event Venue(s)

Harrigan Centennial Hall
330 Harbor Dr.
Sitka, AK 99835

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The Friends of the Library and the Sitka Public Library are holding an Adult Spelling Bee on Thursday, Feb. 9th at the Centennial Building, 6:30 to 8:30pm. It is a fundraiser for the Sitka Library’s 100th anniversary celebration.

Teams:  a team consists of one or two people, with one needing to be over 18 years old. The entry fee is $20.00 per person. If this is a hardship please let me know and we will find a sponsor.

Prizes: there are prizes for teams placing in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place – these will be in the form of gift cards from local businesses. The rules are below. Questions – email jbudd3500@gmail.com or call (907) 747-4821.

Rules & Lifelines:  Lifelines may be purchased to assist your team in spelling. Each team may use two lifelines during the bee. No lifelines will be used in the last two rounds.

  • $5 Ask the Audience – allows the team to ask an audience member for help. They spell it once and then the team must spell it correctly within 30 seconds.
  • $10 Phone a Friend – allows 30 seconds to call a friend for help. The 30 seconds starts at the end of the question or request to the friend. Contestant(s) must get the spelling, hang up, and spell the word within the time.
  • $20 Dictionary Look-up – allows 30 seconds to find the word in the dictionary, close the book, and spell the word correctly. You may write on your hand with your finger, but not with a pen or other device.

Sponsors for Spelling Bee:

We are asking $50 for sponsorship. Sponsors will receive mention on program flyers, news articles, and during the event. We plan to begin advertising for this event by the middle of January, please keep that in mind if you would like to be recognized. You are invited to participate on a team as well if you like.

Checks may be made payable to Sitka Public Library, put Spelling Bee on the memo line, please. Send the checks to Sitka Public Library, 320 Harbor Drive. If you have questions email me jbudd3500@gmail.com or call 747 4821.

Thank you to our generous 2023 Sponsors: the DUCKfather, Harry Race, JB Productions, Grace Brooks, Charles Morgan, Sitka Soup, AC Lakeside , Fate Accompli, Beak Restaurant, Work & Rugged Gear, Sitka Studio of Dance, Friends of the Sitka Public Library, Hames Corporation, and First Bank.