Hecklers Out in Full Force For 7th Annual “Buzz” Word Spelling Bee
Sep 06, 2016 03:19PM
By Melanie Heisinger
Photo courtesy of the Cabarrus Literary Council.
Hecklers will be out in force on Thursday, Sept. 8 for the 7th Annual Buzz Word Spelling Bee, which brings together teams for an “adult” spelling bee that has fans cheering on their favorite teams while sneering and jeering others.
The spelling bee is an annual fundraiser for the Cabarrus Literacy Council hosted at the Davis Theater, 65 Union St. S., Concord. A 5:30 p.m. reception kicks off the party with teams taking the stage at 6:30 p.m.
There are 30 million American adults who can’t read well enough to fill out a job application, and in Cabarrus County there are approximately 10,000 adults who struggle with low literacy.
The Cabarrus Literacy Council works in partnership with the Cabarrus County Public Library and the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Department to provide tutoring and resources to those seeking help. It costs $90 to provide basic literacy books for one student and tutor, it costs up to $35 to purchase newspapers and books for those incarcerated.
Tickets for the 7th Annual Buzz Word Spelling Bee are just $10 to attend. $5 if you show your Cabarrus County Public Library card, and free to those Emergency Service Providers in uniform.
Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at your local library. For more information call the Cabarrus Literacy Council at 704-920-2223. You can also donate by sending checks to the Cabarrus Literacy Council at P.O.B. 955, Concord N.C. 28026.
Photos and content courtesy of the Cabarrus Literacy Council.