AR Kids Read Spelling Bee Returns to the Stage

Back for another year of phonetic showdowns, the AR Kids Read Spellebration is set for Thursday, April 7, at the Albert Pike Masonic Center.

Starting at 6 p.m., guests are in for a night of eats, drinks, auctions and a spelling bee pitting local celebrities against one another, all to support the nonprofit’s tutoring programs for K-12 students.

As contestants go head to head, the 2022 event will honor Gloria Redman with its lifetime achievement award, Erik Ostermueller as volunteer of the year and central Arkansas’ superintendents as outstanding community leaders — Jeremy Owoh of Jacksonville, Greg Pilewski of North Little Rock, Michael Poore of Little Rock and Charles McNulty of Pulaski County.

Founded in 2012, AR Kids Read’s volunteer-based literacy intervention is designed to provide struggling readers with trained tutors who donate time each week during the school year. The mission is to improve the future of Arkansas children and families by advancing literacy education so children can read proficiently by the end of third grade. 

For Spellebration tickets and more info, click here, and follow along for updates on Facebook and Instagram.

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