The Spelling Bee has been postponed until Thursday, May 17 due to weather conditions.
Join Local “Spellers”, The Austin Chronicle and Threadgill's on Thursday, May 17 for the 10th Annual Austin Chronicle Spelling Bee and Help Raise Money for the Austin Public Library.
Are you an unparalleled orthographer with a penchant for bacchanalia? Then it's time to put your currency where your orifice is and enter The Austin Chronicle Adult Spelling Bee! On Thursday, May 10, the Spelling Bee will take place at Threadgill's World Headquarters and begin with all contestants taking a spelling test. Those spellers that place in the Top 50 will be asked to take another test in hopes of making it to the final stage and competing in the official Spelling Bee! It costs only $3 to enter, and all proceeds benefit the Austin Public Library. This year's proceeds will go toward building the downloadable book collection, so every dollar counts towards this exciting new collection at the Austin Public Library. Dust off your dictionary, and start practicing, as participants will receive great prizes but more importantly raise money for a great cause. Former Spelling Bee winners and representatives from The Austin Chronicle will be the Spelling Bee judges for the evening. Come on out, and support Austin Public Library!
WHO: The Austin Chronicle and the Austin Public Library
WHAT: The Austin Chronicle’s 10th Annual Adult Spelling Bee benefiting Austin Public Library! Must be over 21 to participate.
WHERE: Threadgill’s World Headquarters – 301 W. Riverside Dr.
WHEN: Thursday, May 17
Registration open from 4:30pm to 6:00pm
FIRST Spelling Test distributed approximately 6:15pm
SECOND Spelling Test distributed at 7pm
FINALS at 7:30pm
WHY: It’s for charity – that’s why! Win great prizes from local businesses and bragging rights for a year