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PWPL Sip and Spell on tap

MARQUETTE — Registration is now open for the second annual Peter White Public Library Adult Sip and Spell: A Spelling Bee for Cheaters.

The event will be on Feb. 7 at the UP Masonic Center Red Room. Teams of up to four people (ages 21 and over only) may register for $100 per team.

According to a release from PWPL, this isn’t your average spelling bee — this is a cheaters spelling bee. Contestants can purchase cheats to advance their game. Cheat prices start at $10 each with cheats like skip a word, buy your way back in the competition, advance directly to final round (while wearing a bee suit for the duration of the event) and 30 seconds with a dictionary.

Audience members (21 and over) may attend for a $5 cover charge and purchase cheats and “bet” on their favorite spellers.

Team sign-in opens at 5:30 p.m. the Bee starts at 7 p.m. sharp.

In the first rounds, teams will spell together until six teams remain. Those teams will move on to the final rounds where contestants will compete as individuals.

A winner will eventually immerge and a team will also be crowned with an award for team spirit. Costumes are encouraged. A cash bar featuring Blackrocks Brewery beer, wine and soft drinks will be available.

Register online on the Peter White Public Library’s Facebook event, on www.pwpl.info or at the PWPL circulation desk, via email at heather@uproc.lib.mi.us or phone 906-226-4305.

More information is available on the PWPL Facebook Event page or at www. pwpl.info.

Proceeds from Sip and Spell go to the Peter White Public Library Development Fund to benefit the PWPL collections, programs and services.