Don’t ‘bee’ left out

By on July 13, 2012

Attend the Senior Spelling Bee
by Lynn Meredith
SUGAR GROVE—Can you spell “palindrome?” How about “minuscule?” If these are a cinch and you’re 50 years of age or older, you can show off your spelling skills at the third annual Senior Spelling Bee.

The event will take place on Friday, July 27, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Sugar Grove Community Center, just prior to the Corn Boil’s opening ceremonies. The event is hosted by state Rep. Kay Hatcher and is open to anyone age 50 or older who lives in the 50th House District, which includes parts of Kane, Kendall and LaSalle counties.

“Kids aren’t the only ones who should be able to show off their spelling talents,” Hatcher said on her website. “This is the third spelling bee I’ve hosted, and each one gets more competitive. It provides a forum for Fox Valley mature adults to show off their abilities, keep their spelling skills sharp, and also to have some fun.”

If you aren’t old enough or don’t want to compete, you can participate by cheering on your favorite contestant. For a hint of some of the words, you can find them on Hatcher’s website.

“A list of some, but not all, of the words will be posted on my constituent website, Participants are encouraged to study by using a dictionary or by going to or,” Hatcher said in a letter to the village of Elburn.

Participants must pre-register by calling (630) 553-3223 before Friday, July 20. Rules will be provided at the time of registration.