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Opelika hosts 11th annual Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The Saugahatchee Country club in Opelika hosted the 11th annual Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee, an event benefiting the Lee County Literacy Coalition, tonight, July 24.

In addition to the spelling bee, those who attended also enjoyed cocktails, heavy Hors d'oeuvres and a raffle. All the proceeds went to the Literacy Coalition.

"This event is special because it gives people an opportunity to have fun while we are raising money for every important cause. The other reason we have this event, our group is called the public relations council of Alabama and we feel like everyone should able to read our messages and we felt like this is a good fit to give money to the literacy coalition," says Pam Powers-Smith, co-chair of the Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee.

Organizers say this event, which costs $20 a person, is Lee County's Literacy Coalition's largest fundraiser.

The winners of tonight's spelling bee were Amber English and Stephanie King. English and King have been the winning team from three competitions in the last five years.

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