LORAIN: United Way of Greater Lorain County and HandsOn
Northeast Ohio invite the public to its joint fundraiser,
Spellebrate Lorain County: A Night at the Bee, on
Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Emerald Event Center, 33040 Just
Imagine Drive in Avon. The event is scheduled from 6 p.m. to
9:30 p.m. and is presented by Northwest Bank.
team-based community spelling bee is a fun and informal event
unlike any other spelling bee where you don’t actually have to
be a good speller to have a great time, and it has a unique
twist where spectators can win too.
four compete in the spelling bee for a $1,000 grand prize and
advance on their own spelling merit. Spectators can affiliate
themselves with a team in the competition and can help influence
the outcome of the game by saving their favorite teams from
elimination; and they can win a 50/50 raffle if their affiliated
team wins the spelling bee.
includes sideboard raffles and a silent auction, featuring
prizes and packages from local businesses.
The event is
in support of the Lorain County Volunteer Connection, a
partnership between United Way and HandsOn. All money raised
from the event will go towards supplies for ongoing volunteer
projects and will allow local agencies to get more work done
through the Lorain County Volunteer Connection.
created this event three years ago our goal was for it to be
unique and for it to be a lot of fun, and I think we’ve done
that,” said United Way of Greater Lorain County marketing and
development director Ryan Aroney. “Now in our third year,
we’re starting to attract a loyal following and have built some
excitement around Spellebrate. This year will be our biggest one
yet and we’re hopeful to add more people from the community who
want to have fun while supporting a great cause.”
of ceremonies for Spellebrate will be Super Dave Andrews
of WOBL Gold Country radio and the official pronouncer of
the spelling bee will be Bruce VanDyke of AM 930 WEOL
radio. The evening will also feature music and entertainment
from DJ Jeff Edwards of Just Dreaming Entertainment.
tickets for the event are $30 and include dinner and a drink
ticket. A limited amount of team slots is still available.
Registration for a team of four is $200, which also includes
dinner and a drink ticket for all four team members.
registration is available through June 14. Tickets and
registration are available at
or by calling the United Way office at 440-277-6530.