Kroger Presents: Mini Spelling Bees!
Wednesday October 19th. Doors: 5:30pm. Bee: 6pm $10. All ages.
Think back for a moment to your elementary school days. The crowd. The microphone. The contestants. We have all the Spelling Bee nostalgia you could hope for (plus Sun King beer!) going on in our series of mini bees. These mini spelling bees will take place at Indy Reads Books with the next one set for Tuesday, October 19th
Registration begins at 5:30pm. At 6pm, the contestants begin their round of fierce spelling competition and buzzer-beaters! It costs $10 to participate, but is free to watch. Most of the spellers will be grown-ups, but if you’re a kid who wants to spell, we’ll have age-appropriate words for you to spell.
To join us for all the cheering, jeering, spelling, and linguistics fun (or to finally face and conquer your biggest childhood fear…)
all you have to do is email us to secure your spot or call the store. We’re only accepting 20 spellers, so register today!
Thank You for your Support!
The 9th Annual Indy Reads Spelling Bee in October 2015 was a huge success, and we couldn’t have done it without your support! While our annual, team-based Spelling Bee has had its final round, we hope to see you at our new Mini Bees.
That’s right, folks. You can now come spell throughout the year with us!
The 9th Annual Spelling Bee – 2015
The 9th Annual Indy Reads Spelling Bee was an incredible evening! While it was our very last team-based Spelling Bee, we still managed to learn some astonishing new words (zeitgeber, xanthoma, quiddity) and the contestants gave it their all. Thank you so much for participating in this year’s Spelling Bee! Together, we raised $11,790 for adult literacy!
We have proof of all the fun we had that evening. Click here for pictures taken the night of the Indy Reads Spelling Bee!
1st Place: Spellementary, My Dear Watson of The Illustrious Clients
2nd Place: The PSRBees of Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLC
3rd Place: The Library Buchstabbers of the Indianapolis Public Library
The winning word: Anthophilous
Other 2015 Bee Prize Winners
Audience Bee Winner: Judy Drummond from Kroger
Best Costume: The MHS Scary Spellers
Best Team Name: Spellementary, My Dear Watson (The Illustrious Clients of Indianapolis)
Every $10 donated to Indy Reads supports a 2-hour tutoring session for our students. Each tutoring session brings us closer to making Indianapolis 100% literate!