PW Community Spotlight
Literacy Council of Tyler Corporate Spelling Bee
Every August, Literacy Council of Tyler (LCOT) rounds up 15 or more corporate teams to participate in their annual Spelling Bee. With an audience of over 400, business owners and their employees try to spell everything from "banish" to "verminous," all for bragging rights and the coveted traveling trophy.
Some past winners include Tyler Junior College, Brookshire's, Trane, and Tyler Morning Telegraph. Teams also compete for the spirit stick and the costume award. Outlandish costumes and raucous participation put the "fun" back in fundraising.
The 2018 Spelling Bee is already scheduled for August 7th at Green Acres Baptist CrossWalk. All proceeds go to support the programs of LCOT, an organization committed to providing free basic reading, GED, and English as a second language classes to adults. As a result of its work, LCOT routinely sees graduates of its program go on to postsecondary training and job promotion while simultaneously stabilizing their personal and family lives.
Prothro, Wilhelmi & Company has been a proud participant in the Corporate Spelling Bee for the past 9 years. Our high energy and enthusiasm has awarded us the Spirit Stick 5 years in a row as well as receiving the Costume Award one other year!