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Published: Friday, October 7, 2011, 12:01 a.m.

Community’s best spellers meet for bee tonight in Everett

EVERETT -- Word nerds and the people who love them are in for a treat.
Tonight is a community spelling bee for adults, organized by the Everett Public Library.
Everyone is invited to attend; it's free to watch.
All of the money raised goes for improvements and programs for teens and children, said library director Eileen Simmons.
The bee starts at 7 p.m. at the Everett Performing Arts Center.
Twenty-five teams of three people are already to spell. Last year's winning team is back and so are some new foes, including MC Grammar, a team of Snohomish County clerks, and the Hawt Rollerz, a team made up of Jet City Roller Girls.
Adult spelling bees are all the rage right now. Everett's senior center and the library held their first bees last year.
The event also includes music from the library band, "Johnny Diphthong and the Enunciators."
Last year's bee raised nearly $10,000 for a new teen center at the library.
Organizers hope this year's event will raise even more. They do that by charging registration fees for the teams and concessions. Unlike the Scripps National Spelling Bee, participants also can buy their way back in if they mess up.
Reporter Debra Smith: 425-339-3197 or dsmith@heraldnet.com
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