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Adult teams to show their words-worth at Downtown Spelling Bee


Why should fresh-faced youngsters get all the fun of facing a crowd and sweating over what exceptions exist to the "I before E" rule? This Friday, May 14, Denver's beloved Tattered Cover book store will provide an opportunity for some grown-ups to relive that dream.

For the third year in a row, teams of participants representing Denver area businesses will compete in the Tattered Cover Annual Downtown Spelling Bee. The event, which is emceed by CBS 4's Dave Aguilera, takes place during lunch hour (11:30 a.m) in Denver's Skyline Park on the 16th Street Mall (map), making it a convenient midday diversion for downtown workers.

It's free to watch, and some lucky spectators will win prizes of their own. The competing teams' entry fees benefit the Learning Source, a nonprofit organization that operates 26 adult and family literacy programs at 16 locations throughout the Denver metro area.