GOALS, Greater Orange Area Literacy Service is sponsoring an Adult Spelling Bee fundraiser at Lamar State College Student Center on Green Ave., Friday, March 11, from 11:30 am-1:30 pm. Tickets  are $15 and lunch is included.
Clubs, organizations, and businesses sponsor a team of three adults each, to compete for the winning trophy. Each team has their own cheering section for which a trophy is awarded. The deadline to enter is Thursday, March 4.  Sponsors will receive a form to fill out listing team members and include the $350 entry fee. Once registered, team members receive lists of words to study and “Bee” rules. The Words are taken from the National Spelling Bee study book.
The following donations may be made by March 4 to receive recognition in the Bee program; ABC letters $25 each; Honey Bee, $100; Bumble Bee, $200; Pollen provider, $400 and Queen Bee $500. Call the GOALS office for more information.
The money raised from this year’s fundraiser will go to purchase student materials, GED test scholarships and operational expenses. All donations are tax deductable. If you wish to be a volunteer tutor, GOAlLS will provide training..
GOALS was established 22 years ago, offering free one- to-one tutoring in basic reading, GED preparation and English as a second language. Many students have been able to get better jobs, and receive their GED (equal to high school diploma).
Please contact the GOALS office at 886-4311, or email goals1993@sbcglobal.net, if you are interested in being on a team or would like to be a sponsor.