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Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee

A Wild and Wacky Event for a Great Cause

Kalamazoo Public Library hosts the Great Grown-up Spelling Bee to benefit Ready to Read, our early childhood literacy program. The 18th Annual Great Grown-up Spelling Bee, held Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at Western Michigan University’s Bernhard Center, was another “wildly” successful event!

We raised more than $20,000 again this year, and 100% of the proceeds will be used to purchase books for Kalamazoo County children. Many wonderfully creative, enthusiastic and entertaining community teams competed for this year’s spelling and team spirit awards. Our heartfelt thanks goes out to our sponsors and everyone else who makes this event possible.

Stay tuned for our 2019 event returning in November to Bernhard Center!

Congratulations to the 2018 Winners!


Winning Spellers:

First Place: Kalamazoo Public Library
Second Place: Sister Shakespeare
Third Place: Breakfast Optimist Club

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