Spelling Bee promises laughs; food for hungry kids
In 1925, the winning word in the National Spelling Bee was gladiolus.
Last year it was cymotrichous. How about autochthonous from 2004? (Their meanings: ambush, having wavy hair and aboriginal.)
The words presented in the Kiwanis Club of Waynesville’s spelling bee won't be quite as difficult, but will probably be a lot more fun for the contestants and for the audience.
The event will be held Friday, Nov. 2, at the First Methodist Church in Waynesville. Doors will open at 6:30 and the bee will begin at 7:00. Hardcore spelling nerds, from seniors in high school to senior citizens, will check their dignity at the door for bragging rights and laughs.
There will be no charge for family, friends and others who want to cheer for their favorite team of spellers. Hot dogs and chips with drinks ...