For several years, co-owners Kevin Westmoreland and Joe Scully have supported the Literacy Council of Buncombe County by participating in an adult spelling bee. This year, their team–Spellbound by Food–will take on other worthy contestants in a challenge to spell and raise funds for a great cause.
“I have always loved the English language and reading, so being part of the spelling bee is a natural extension of that,” said Kevin Westmoreland. “I think being able to read is among the most important things we can give our children. And I’m trying to make up for the trauma of losing the County spelling bee I participated in, in the eighth grade!”
On Wednesday, April 3 from 6-9 pm, join the fun at the Mothlight (701 Haywood Rd) and watch Kevin, Joe, and their friend Emily Abernathy (co-owner of Chupacabra) do their best–or worst–at the spelling bee.
Here’s the twist: they’ll have a chance to cheat. In a good way.
By raising funds for the Lit Council, Spellbound by Food will earn cheats for different dollar levels they raise:
- $25 donations allow their team to request the word origin (and provides books to a child in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for one year)
- $50 donations allow their team to hear the word used in a sentence (and funds training for an Adult Literacy volunteer tutor)
- $100 donations will buy their team the best cheat of all: an easier word (and provides 6 months of materials for the Augustine Project)