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Tioga United Way Adult Spelling Bee

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Do you have what it takes to seize the title of best speller in Tioga County? Grab a few of your friends and get involved with the Tioga United Ways Adult Spelling Bee.The event is sponsored by Lockheed Martin and is a fundraiser that helps the 34 agencies that depend on Tioga United Way. 

Groups of two to six individuals will comprise each team. Anyone wishing to enter or sponsor a team can do so by March 9 online or by calling (607) 687-4028. The cost to enter a team is $100 and teams are encouraged to dress in costume. Once given the word, each team writes the word down on a piece of paper and it is then submitted to a panel of judges.

Also happening at the event is Celebrity Adventures. This online auction features eleven celebrity adventures:

  • Jordan Patch of Animal Adventure Park joins our prestigious list of generous celebrities. The highest bidder will enjoy a very special lunch at the park on the private giraffe deck. Can you even imagine how absolutely spectacular this would be? Dine with Jordan and April, Oliver and Baby Tajiri!
  • Kim Weitsman, owner of The Krebs restaurant, and Adam Weitsman, owner of Upstate Shredding, have offered to host a feast in their stunning home on Skaneateles Lake. The highest bidder along with 7 friends will dine at the Weitsman’s estate and enjoy a delectable meal prepared by The Krebs’ world-renowned chef.
  • New York State Senator Fred Akshar is returning to the Celebrity Adventures circuit and will have lunch with the highest bidder. Perhaps the students in a P.I.G. (Participation in Government) class would like to pool their pennies and enjoy lunch with this outstanding statesman?
  • The highest bidder & 7 of their favorite adult friends will enjoy a private tasting of the never-been-tasted before alcohol-infused ice cream at the Ice Cream Works onsite party room.
  • Sip & sample different delicious artisanal wines from local farm winery, Glen Park Vineyards. As the highest bidder, enjoy a private tour & tasting along with complimentary hors d'oeuvres with the winemakers and up to seven of your friends.
  • ‘A Night on the Town’ is being auctioned off for six guests starting with some locally brewed goodness at the Farmhouse Brewery, dinner at the Calaboose Grille, & topping the night off with a delightful dessert at The Cellar Restaurant. The highest bidder along with 5 friends will win gift certificates to each of these fantastic establishments & can enjoy them all in one evening or whenever they like! This package is valued at more than $150.
  • The Binghamton Philharmonic is welcoming a new conductor to join their ranks and celebrate the joy of music. The highest bidder will have the opportunity to sit down with the new conductor and enjoy a captivating lunch at a local hotspot.
  • The Owego Rotary student group, INTERACT, is volunteering their time & energy for spring cleaning. Did you get all your raking done before winter? Do you need mulch to be spread? Bushes to be trimmed? This outstanding group of Owego Free Academy students will provide the highest bidder 4-hours of outdoor yard work. Your house will be the best lookin’ home on the block this spring!
  • The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier develops the intellectual, physical & emotional well-being through participatory exhibits & programs. The highest bidder will win a FAMILY MEMBERSHIP for the year to this fun, engaging, hands-on museum in Binghamton.
  • Looking for a relaxing overnight stay in the hills of upstate New York? The Cozy Country Retreat Airbnb will rejuvenate your spirit and bring you peace of mind. The highest bidder will enjoy a one night stay at this splendid, secluded home with a spectacular view of rolling hills and farmlands. Grab your special someone, enjoy a change of scenery and feel good about yourself because your bid supports those in need.
  • Have you ever wanted to attend Tioga United Way’s biggest fundraiser of the year but couldn’t get tickets? Well, now’s your chance! The highest bidder will win 2 tickets for Dancing United with the Starz ‘18 for the December 1, 2018 performance at Tioga Downs Casino & Resort.

Online bidding is available now through March 23. Live bidding will begin at the Spelling Bee, Saturday, March 24 at 7 p.m. at the Owego Elks Lodge on 223 Front Street in Owego.

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