To show that spelling bees are not just for school children, a group of literate senior citizens will be testing their spelling skills in the Senior Spelling Bee on Tuesday, May 5, at the Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee. This fun event is jointly sponsored by the Senior Circle program at Vista Health System, the Warren-Newport Library and the Lake County Council for Seniors.
The Senior Spelling Bee will begin at 10 a.m. and is expected to conclude by noon. It will feature some 25 adult contestants who registered in advance through the library or the council. The Warren-Newport Public Library is located at 224 N. O’Plaine Road in Gurnee. Leaders from each of the three sponsoring organizations will serve as judges.
Attendance is free and open to the public, and cheering sections for any and all participants are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. The event will benefit the Food Pantry of the COOL Ministries in Waukegan and Ingleside, so spectators are urged to bring a non-perishable can or box good for donation.
To learn more about each sponsoring organization, visit Vista Health System at VistaHealth.com, Warren-Newport Public Library at wnpl.info, and Lake County Council for Seniors at lakecountyseniors.org.
Vista Medical Center East
1324 N. Sheridan Road
Waukegan, IL 60085