The First Annual Great Gleason Grown-Up Spelling Bee will be held Friday, March 15, at 6:30 pm at the Gleason Library. 100% of proceeds from this 21-and-older event will go toward the renovation of the young children’s reading room at our community’s historic library.

Hosted by the Gleason Endowment Board of Trustees, this special event will feature food, drinks, a raffle, and live music. Teams of grown-ups will compete in multiple rounds of a fun spelling bee, each round with its own theme. Teams can buy mulligans and pay to bribe a panel of judges comprised of local officials (note: all bribes directly benefit the library renovation). Featuring Wayne Davis, Jim O’Shea, and other local guest judges! Come to compete or just to watch and enjoy.

$75 per person; click here to RSVP and reserve your spot.

Featuring food and drink donated by Art’s Specialties, Whole Foods, Donelan’s, Rapscallion, Roche Bros., and Trader Joe’s. Raffle tickets $5 (bring cash or checks, or contact to purchase tickets ahead of time). Raffle prizes include:

  • Red Sox Tickets
  • Luminox Commando Frogman adventure watch from Long’s Jewelers
  • Debra’s Natural Gourmet Gift Basket
  • Great Brook Ski Touring Center gift certificate for 4 trail tickets
  • Boston Bruins autographed photograph of Matt Grzelcyk #48
  • 4-pack of movie passes to O’Neil Cinema
  • Ride in a fire truck from your house to Kimball’s on opening day

Click here to read more about the library renovation or donate to the Endowment.

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