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Spell-E-Bration returns after three-year pause


File photo by Gordon Weeks

The Suffragettes & Gents, sponsored by The Faith Lutheran Church Women, won the 25th Spell-E-Bration fundraiser in May 2019 at the Shelton Civic Center. They are, from left, Cheryl Williams, Connie Simpson and Jeff Bickford. They will defend their title June 17.

After a three-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, the Shelton nonprofit Sound Learning will stage its popular fundraiser Spell-E-Bration June 17 at the Shelton Civic Center.

About 10 teams of three spellers, some in colorful outfits, will showcase their skills during the spelling bee.

Each team is sponsored by a business or group. The event features a silent and live auction, loads of desserts and other food, some light-hearted banter between the teams and the judges - sometimes "bribes" are offered in full view of the audience - and most importantly, money raised to help adults become m...

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