Scarsdale Library Friends To Host Spelling Bee Fund-raiser

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The Friends of the Scarsdale Library are set to host the adult and teen Spelling Bee in January. Photo Credit: Courtesy Friends of the Scarsdale Library

SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- The Friends of the Scarsdale Library are set to host the adult and teen Spelling Bee in January. 

The group will host the fourth annual event at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 31, 2014, in the Scarsdale High School Auditorium. The Spelling Bee is "a Scarsdale institution in the making" and fund-raising event for the Scarsdale Library, representatives said.

"Over the past three years, monies raised through the Spelling Bee have been used to make significant technology upgrades to the Library’s community room, to enhance the children’s room with improved lighting and carpeting, and to plan a business center for the community," representatives said. "Proceeds from this year’s Bee will be earmarked for entrance and lobby upgrades, among other enhancements." 

The night promises to include trivia games, music, a silent auction, and emcee Ed Coleman, the radio voice of the New York Mets. Audience members can play along silently with the contestants and cheer for their friends and neighbors participating as contestants.

Anyone of high-school age and above may participate in the bee and the entrance fee is $150 per team.

“My team-mates and I will be back because this is such a fun event, and there is so much community spirit
that evening," said three-time contestant Janice Starr. "Besides, we want a crack at the grand prize and some bragging rights, too.”

Residents can contact Spelling Bee co-chair Sara Werder at 914-472-6264 or to discuss sponsorship levels. The deadline to enter as a team is Dec. 31. Application forms are available at the Library or online at the Friends of the Scarsdale Library website. For more information, residents can contact Sara Werder or Renu Lalwani at 917-584-8834 or

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