Whitfield Education Foundation Celebrity Spelling Bee Is Nov. 12

Thursday, October 31, 2013

David Carroll, of WRCB Newschannel 3, will emcee the Whitfield Education Foundation's first Celebrity Spelling Bee at Crosspointe Christian Centre on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Tickets are for sale at the Foundation's online store, by email at wef@whitfield.k12.ga.us, or by phone at 706 217-6756.

The event will begin with a dinner served any time between 6 and 7 p.m., followed by the spelling bee at 7:30 p.m. The $25 tickets include dinner and a chance to watch community celebrities compete for top speller. Proceeds help fund the Foundation's Innovative Teaching Grants in Whitfield County Schools.

To purchase tickets, offer sponsorship, or make a donation, visit the new online store by Tuesday, Nov. 5. You may also call 706 217–6756 or email wef@whitfield.k12.ga.us. Learn more about the sellers and sponsors in this article.

Celebrity spellers are:

  • David Aft -- President of the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia
  • Brian Anderson -- President of the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce
  • Dan Combs -- State Farm Insurance Agent
  • Sara Davis -- Retired Whitfield County Teacher
  • Tom Dickson -- State Representative
  • Louis Fordham -- Whitfield County Board of Education Chair
  • Tony Ingle Dalton State College Basketball Coach
  • Jamie Jones -- Dalton Daily Citizen Editor
  • Greg Kinnamon -- Attorney
  • Lynn Laughter -- Whitfield County Commissioner
  • Lori McDaniel -- Dalton Utilities Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations
  • Cherri Robertson -- Alfa Insurance Agent
  • Ty Ross -- Dalton City Manager
  • Naomi Swanson -- Dalton Tea Party Organizer
  • Joe Yarbrough -- Senior Vice President of Advanced Manufacturing of Mohawk Industries

Sponsors

  • Presenting Sponsors
    • Dalton Utilities
    • Georgia United Credit Union
    • Mohawk Industries
  • Celebrity Bee Dinner Sponsor
    • Community & Southern Bank
  • Celebrity Bee Champion Sponsor
    • Precision Products
    • Shaw Industries
  • Celebrity Bee Professional Speller Sponsor
    • Laughter & Jones Financial Management
    • Marketing Alliance
  • Celebrity Master Speller Sponsors
    • Alfa Insurance
    • Dalton Box
    • First Bank of Dalton
    • State Farm Insurance agents Pam Bevil and Dan Combs


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