Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Take a ride of a lifetime for literacy: Grate Groan-Up Spelling Bee offers rare prize: ride in an Enzo
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 19 Apr 2006, p. 23

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At Literacy North Halton's Grate GroanUp Spelling Bee this year audience members will have an opportunity to bid on an experience that will leave them smiling for days. Aside from the hilarious antics of adults vying for spelling supremacy in the adult spelling bee, there will be a live auction of a drive in a Ferrari Enzo. This year, the Bee, slated for Thursday May 4 at Halton Hills Banquet Hall, Milton, is proving to be an even bigger success than any other year. A total of 22 teams from North Halton have thrown their hats into the ring and are now practising furiously to win the coveted Bee trophy. Teams from Georgetown and Acton including Town of Halton Hills, Christ the King High School and the Georgetown Rotary Club have already signed on. While teams of three dressed as their favourite literary characters stand spellbound on the stage, the audience is invited to bid on some amazing silent auction prizes. The Ferrari Enzo is by far the most exotic car Ferrari has produced. The winner of this prize will be one of only a handful of people in the world to be a passenger in an Enzo. There are fewer than 400 Enzos in the world. At the wheel of this Enzo will be a professional Ferrari driver and racer-- someone with experience to ensure riders get the ride of a lifetime. For Ferrari lovers, this is an opportunity not be missed. In keeping with the cause to raise awareness of adult literacy in the towns of Milton, Georgetown and Acton, the Bee's silent auction will also include signed copies of books

from Canadian celebrities. David Suzuki, Margaret Atwood and golfer Sandra Post are among those who have endorsed the Bee by signing copies of their favourite books. The fundraising event begins at 5 p.m. when spellers take to the stage. The audience is invited to play along at their table. Tickets are on sale throughout April at a cost of $30 and include a meal. The Bee has sold out in advance since in inception three years ago. Tickets can,be purchased by contacting Literacy North Halton's Georgetown office, 905-873-2200, or visiting the agency's website www.literacynh.org In Milton, tickets are available at Delacourts on Main Street and Coles Bookstores at the Milton Mall.

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19 Apr 2006
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Suzuki, David ; Atwood, Margaret ; Post, Sandra
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Literacy North Halton ; Halton Hills Banquet Hall ; Town of Halton Hills ; Christ the King High School ; Georgetown Rotary Club ; Coles Bookstores
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Take a ride of a lifetime for literacy: Grate Groan-Up Spelling Bee offers rare prize: ride in an Enzo