It is time again for the Greater Orange Area Literacy Services, Inc (GOALS) 10th Annual Adult Spelling Bee Fundraiser. Area organizations pay $250 to sponsor teams of 3 adult spellers to compete in this fun-filled event. 

The “Bee” will be held at Lamar State College – Orange on May 9th from 11:30AM to 1:30PM. Eight teams have signed up so far including Lamar State College-Orange-Professors, Lamar State College-Orange-Student Government, Kiwanis Club of Orange, Rotary Club of Orange, Lions Club of Orange, Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD, Bridge City ISD, and the reigning champions, West Orange-Cove CISD. 

GOALS serves the entire Orange Area with Literacy services including Adult Basic Education – teaching adults how to read, G.E.D. preparation classes, and ESL (English as a Second Language) classes. “Individual volunteer tutors make these programs possible”, said Sharon LeBlanc, Director of the GOALS Program.

Area business and community organizations rally their financial support for GOALS’ efforts. Yearly Spelling Bee sponsors have included CashPlus ATM, Entergy, David & Harriett Dubose, Claybar Funeral Home, T K Health Insurance, Mann Insurance Agency, and Community Bank. 

GOALS would like to invite everyone to come join in the fun. A $10 donation includes a box lunch and lots of fun as we watch and cheer for our friends and colleagues as they “squirm” under the friendly pressure of the event. It’s not too late to sponsor this event! Please call the GOALS office at 886-4311 for more information.

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