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23rd Annual Adult 
Spelling Bee!

Our 23rd annual adult spelling bee is scheduled for Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the Canton High School DuBois Little Theater.  We expect a crowd of spirited spectators in attendance as the spelling teams vie for a spot in the championship!

Many thanks to the local organizations who sponsor this fundraising event for us.  The funds raised are critical to the success of our adult literacy programs.  You can get involved in a number of ways:

Become a Sponsor:  Our sponsors are instrumental to the success of the event, and receive advertising privileges based on their level of support.  

Become a Speller:  Sponsors are invited to put together teams of 2-4 spellers from their organizations to represent them at the event, if they wish to do so.  We also have room for spellers from the community at large.  

Donate Goods:  We appreciate monetary donations to include as prizes to the contestants, as well as donations of goods and services.   

Please Support Our Generous 2013 Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors ($500+)
Plymouth Rock Lodge, #47
Michigan Educational Credit Union
Friends of the Plymouth District Library
Rotary Club of Plymouth
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools (in kind)

Silver Sponsors ($300-$499)
Blackwell Ford
Canton Chamber of Commerce
Friends of Canton Public Library
Community Financial
Plymouth District Library
Huntington Learning Center
Lou LaRiche Chevrolet
Parkway Veterinary Clinic

Friends of Literacy ($50-$99)
Frank Agostini - EG Nick's
Sean O'Callaghan's Public House
Jungle Java

Spirit Basket Contributors:
Family Video
Plymouth Whalers
Starbucks (Canton)
Goodrich Canton Cinema
Rose's Restaurant
Super Bowl
Ja Thoms, idependent consultant; Thirty One Gifts
Summit on the Park

        1st Annual Youth
            Spelling Bee! 

How do we spell F-U-N?  By asking kids, of course!   We are excited about the possibility of offering a Youth Spelling Bee for the first time in our history on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Discovery Middle School at 6:30 p.m. 

This fundraising event will feature local 4th and 5th grade students enjoying an evening of spirited, friendly spelling competition to raise money to support our literacy programs. While this spelling bee will be an individual competition instead of a team one, its success will still depend on the support of community-minded corporate sponsors.  As with our other events, we offer many ways to join in the fun:

Become a Sponsor: a gold ($500) or silver ($300) contribution will include:
  • Special Recognition in our program
  • An ad of your design in our program
  • Inclusion on the back of the t-shirts worn by all contestants
Make a Donation: organizations making donations in smaller amounts will be recognized in our program as Friends of Literacy.

Donate Products and/or Gift Certificates:  These donations will be awarded as prizes to the contestants. 

Spelling Bee Interest Form

Information for Participants
In addition to the spelling competition, the evening will include a dessert reception for participants and their families that will begin at 6:00 p.m.
  • All participants will receive a list of sample words that may be included in the bee.  Please note that words used in the competition will not be limited to the words on the list.  
  • This fun spelling bee is NOT affiliated with the Scripp's National Bee.
  • All participants must pay a $25 registration fee before February 12, 2014 in order to reserve their spot.   
  • Registration fee includes t-shirt and medal for all participants.
  • Payment may be made online via the following link Donate or by sending a check payable to Community Literacy Council to:
Community Literacy Council   
46501 Warren Rd.
Canton, MI 48187
  • Please direct any questions to
Registration for this event is closed.  All spots have been filled.