Are you the county’s best senior orthographer? Be a spelling bee contestant

093014-spellingbeecupThink you’re a pretty good speller? Do you like finding misspelled words on your favorite local news website? The fifth annual Senior Spelling Bee might be a fun way to test your own spelling skills.

The bee, to be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 9, at the Osage County Senior Center, is open to all Osage County residents 55 years old and older. Prizes will be given for the top three senior spellers in the county.

“There are various levels of word difficulty, but the first couple of rounds are extremely simple,” said Byron Jordan, senior center director.

All eligible spellers are encouraged to enter. With the bee little more than a week away, more contestants are sought.

“Believe me when I say there is no way anyone should be embarrassed for misspelling a word or worry about any stigma being attached,” Jordan said. “We have had really good audiences in the past, but always need more participants.”

A $1 registration fee goes toward the senior center and activities. A study guide will be available at the senior center Oct. 6-8.

The bee is judged by a panel of fifth-graders from Lyndon Elementary-Middle School.

“We try to stress the fun of this event and the learning experience afforded to the fifth-graders involved, who are the judges, not competitors,” Jordan said.

It is suggested that competitors and spectators be at the center by 6:45 p.m. Refreshments will be available during the bee, with cake and ice cream served afterward.

Transportation assistance will be made available. For more information, call the senior center at 785-528-4906, or stop by at 604 Market St., Osage City.

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