Spellebration 2019

Spellebration: The Musical

Broadway to Literacy

Literacy Outreach and Colorado Mountain College are teaming up again this year to support adult literacy in Garfield County.

Spellebration: The Musical: Broadway to Literacy will roll out the red carpet on Friday, April 5. 2018 at La Quinta (Formerly Ramada Inn) in Glenwood Springs. Doors will open at 5:00 pm and the spelling will begin at 6:00 pm. Spellebration is an annual adult costumed spelling bee, now in its 26th year, raising funds for Literacy Outreach and the Colorado Mountain College Learning labs.

Thirty teams of three will dress as their favorite characters from musical comedies and compete in a rousing spelling bee, hoping to be crowned Garfield County Spelling Champions. Prizes are also awarded for best costumes and best fundraiser.

Are you interested in spelling? Team registration deadline is March 29, 2019. Download a form here. You can snail mail or scan it back to us with payment.

Teams raise funds by collecting word passes which allow them to skip a word or purchase assistance from the spelling helper. The costumes, the spelling challenges and the antics of the spelling helper all make for an entertaining evening for spectators, who are not charged for admission.

One of the largest silent auctions in the area is an additional feature of Spellebration. Restaurants, service providers and local shops will offer items for purchase. Among the unique offerings are a stay in a London apartment, couple’s will preparation, and one-of-a-kind jewelry.

The Spellebration volunteers are already collecting team sponsors, team members, and silent auction donors. Anyone wishing to play any of these roles is encouraged to contact Literacy Outreach at 970-945-5282 or Regina Waller at 947-8484. 

News and updates can be viewed online at www.LiteracyOutreach.org or Facebook: Spellebration 2019.