spelling beer

B.O.B.’s Brewery, the oldest microbrewery in Grand Rapids, and DrinkGR, a local online community of like-minded individuals who promote Grand Rapids’ microbrewery and cocktail cultures, will host the second annual Spelling Bee(r) on Thursday, July 21 from 6-10 p.m. at The B.O.B.

Participants and spectators alike will enjoy an evening of craft beer from Gilmore Collection’s Brewmaster John Svboda, a multi-round spelling bee with words no harder than a 5th-grade reading level, and good-natured fun from the night’s hosts from local improvisation group, Funny Girls. The cost to enter the spelling bee is $5 per person and registration will take place on the day of the event at B.O.B.’s Brewery. Ticket proceeds will benefit the Grand Rapids Public Library’s Summer Reading Program—a program that encourages and provides ways for local youth to keep up with their reading skills during the summer academic break.

“We’re thrilled to partner with the great people at B.O.B.’s Brewery and DrinkGR again this year,” said Shirley Gagnon Allen, manager of Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation. “This is such a fun, easy way to help us help the kids of our city with keeping their reading skills sharp while they’re away from school for summer vacation—and we greatly appreciate their support.”

The first place winner of the spelling bee will get a $200 Gilmore Collection gift card; 2nd place will get a $100 gift card, and 3rd place will receive a $100 gift card.

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