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Crocker Law Firm’s Vicious Spellers of Bristol have a score to settle.

In our inaugural attempt, our team placed second overall at Spellabration, an annual adult spelling bee hosted by the Warren County Public Library. For the fourth time, Bowling Green Independent School’s Purple Powers that Bee took home the first place traveling trophy. Crocker Law Firm’s Dr. Seuss and the Word Nerds were narrowly defeated following a controversial (at least in this speller’s mind) tie-breaker.

Close, but no cigar…or trophy, in our case. 

Our team was awarded a framed certificate which has hung in my office, mocking our team for nearly a year. For our sophomore attempt, Joseph, Gena and I are determined to upgrade.

Spellabration 2019 will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019 at the Sloan Convention Center.

The theme for this year’s event is “Spell-A-Lot,” based on “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Teams are encouraged to dress up and decorate their tables according to the event theme or one of their own. Last year, the Sloan Convention Center saw characters from “Game of Thrones,” a handful of bees, a giant white squirrel, and of course our team’s Cat in the Hat flanked by Thing 1 and Thing 2. Creativity is rewarded by the presentation of the spirit, table, and costume awards.

This year’s spelling bee promises to be even more challenging with the addition of the catapult, allowing competitors to launch stuffed animals at their opponents as a distraction.

I think it goes without saying that Spellabration is not the quiet, reserved spelling bee you might remember from elementary school.

In addition to the main event, there will be a catered meal, cash bar, music, a silent auction, and an exhibition from Warren County Public Library’s Idea Lab, a new makerspace at the Bob Kirby Branch. Event proceeds will benefit event programming at the Warren County Public Library.

 

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