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Get your passport ready! Spellebration 2016: Passport to Literacy is headed around the world in eighty words.

The adult spelling bee and silent auction takes place Friday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the historic Hotel Colorado, with team entries due by Feb. 26.

This fun-filled event serves as the major fundraiser for Literacy Outreach and the Colorado Mountain College Learning Labs. Teams of three costumed spellers make their way through an increasingly challenging list of words. Teams can buy, or spell, their way to bragging rights as the best spellers in Garfield County.

Navigating the world without basic literacy skills is scary. Spellebration helps adult learners in Garfield County gain basic literacy skills and travel through their daily lives without turbulence. “Passport to Literacy” gives teams the opportunity to dress in costumes from around the world or adopt other travel-related costume. The joys and trials of travel will be celebrated throughout the evening.

Anyone willing to join in the fun and support adult literacy in Garfield County is encouraged to assemble a team, locate a sponsor, chose a costume and come play with the festive crowd on March 4. To sign up, or to get more information, call Literacy Outreach at 970-945-5282 or visit the website at http://www.literacyoutreach.org. Spectators are free.

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