Spellebration 2015: The Case of the Misspelled Word  Spellebration spyglass

March 13, 2015 at the Hotel Colorado

Spellebration 2015 will attempt to solve “The Case of the Misspelled Word.” The annual costumed adult spelling bee will celebrate famous detectives and the solvers of mysteries. Spellebration is the major fundraiser for Literacy Outreach and the CMC Adult Learning Labs.

The popular event will take place on Friday, March 13, 2015, at the Hotel Colorado. Teams of three costumed competitors will try to discover the spellings of increasingly arcane words, all the time concentrating on building support for the county’s literacy programs.

In February event organizers are seeking corporate sponsors for the event as well as businesses, organizations and individuals willing to sponsor teams. Donations for the silent auction are also being sought out. To make a donation or sponsor a team, contact the Literacy Outreach office, 1127 School Street, Glenwood Springs, 970-945-5282. Click here to download the team form.  Team regn form You will need to print and mail the form to the address above.

Reading, writing and math are mysteries for many Garfield County residents, and Literacy Outreach has been working to help adult learners master essential literacy skills since 1986.


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Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy

Picture Perfect Weather Paces Shuffle October 4, 2014

Picture perfect fall weather paced the Glenwood Springs Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy.  The Shuffle benefits local non-profit Literacy Outreach. Literacy Outreach has been teaching essential reading skills to functionally illiterate adults in Garfield County since 1986.

Josh Hejtmanek, pretty in pink, pushed the pack forward in the half-marathon with a time of 1:23:16. Craig Macek came in second with a time of 1:29:23, followed by William Everett with a time of 1:30:28.

Local runner and race organizer, Candy Granger, finished first for the women in the half marathon with a time of 1:35:57. Returning runner Rachel Fuller followed in second place with a time of 1:44:11. Deana Davis placed third. With the goal of running a half-marathon in every state, Marcia Tate from North Carolina, finished first in her 56-65 age group with a time of 2:19:18.

Pounding the pavement from Sandy, Utah with a time 24:04 and placing first for the women was Lynn Muvihill. Next was local runner and Literacy Outreach tutor, Julia Gruner, with a time of 25:36. Erica Borum of New Castle came in third with time of 26:04.

Robert Hintermeister presented a predominant performance over almost 80 runners in the 5k with a time of 21:28. Closely followed by Josh Glenn in second with a time of 21:45 and Brad Palmer placing third with a time of 21:57.

Garfield County Public Library District

Glenwood Canyon Resort

In Search of the Holy Grayling

Independence Run and Hike

Joyce Webb

KO Creations

Roaring Fork School District RE-1

Colorado Department of Transportation