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July 17, 2024

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Read to Succeed Celebrity Spelling Bee Returns

Murfreesboro celebrities will take on each other on Thursday, Nov. 3 to benefit the nonprofit Read to Succeed.

The annual Read to Succeed “Celebrity Spelling Bee” is set for Thursday evening, November 3 at the Cooper Ridge Event Center (3597 Betty Ford Rd., Murfreesboro). The doors will open at 5:30 p.m, and the program will get underway at 6:30 p.m.

Read to Succeed was established in the summer of 2003 to offer free literacy programs and events to adults, families, and children. It truly promotes family literacy. The organization was made-up of Rutherford County educators, social workers, agency directors, community helpers and volunteers. The resources of the Jennings and Rececca Jones Foundation funded the concept.

In 2021, the annual spelling bee took a total of 15 rounds of fierce competition, but at the end, Lori Cutler stood out among the rest as the best speller in Rutherford County! She beat Lisa Trail in the head-to-head rounds with the word β€œmandible.” Lisa Trail went out on β€œmalign.”

Lori wasn’t the only one to take home a trophy last year. Lisa Trail, who came in second for spelling, took home the trophy for most funds raised with over $1,200! Dr. Echell Eady won the most individual donations award by rallying 50 people to sponsor her Celebrity Spelling Bee run!

Tickets are $75 each and are available at here.Β If you have questions, emailΒ info@readtosucceed.orgΒ or phone 615-738-READ (7323).



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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.