March brings with it the chance to enjoy an adult spell-a-thon while helping adult students improve their reading skills and, consequently, their ability to secure better jobs.
The Twentynine Palms Kiwanis Club will once again host the Morongo Basin Coalition for Adult Literacy Spell-A-Thon from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 14 at the Helen Gray Education Center on the Hi-Desert Medical Center campus on White Feather Road south of Twentynine Palms Highway.
Three-person teams compete to see who can spell the most words correctly, with teams eliminated one by one for misspelled words. Money is raised by teams soliciting pledges of support from family and friends and through a drawing that is held after the competition is over.
Funds raised during the friendly competition pay for supplies for volunteers who tutor Morongo Basin adults needing to improve their reading and writing skills.
To find out how to take part call (760) 275-4448, (760) 221-4089 or (760) 972-7205.
You may also download the Spell-a-thon_2015_Application, fill it out, take a cell phone snapshot of the completed application and then email it to us. Alternatively, you may mail it to MBCAL, PO Box 686, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277.
The following documents are part of the Spell-A-Thon packet, please download and review.