Windham Education Foundation presents its kick-off fund-raiser event, entitled “Aroostook to Zorach: The All-Maine, All-Fun, A-Z Spelling Bee,” on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Windham High School Performing Arts Center.

Host and spelling bee moderator Maine humorist Tim Sample promises to make this community night of learning and laughter a memorable one for the town. Teams of three adults and/or youth are encouraged to register to compete for the chance to take home a “wicked big” perpetual trophy with their team name engraved on it. The foundation especially encourages community organizations, schools, libraries, church groups, and area businesses to put a team together and get in on the fun.

The team entry fee of $300 may come from a group of friends, business associates, or a single donor. All funds from the entry fees will be distributed as scholarships or grants to educators in Spring 2006. Be a spellah or be a watchah. Audience admission is $10 for adults, $8 for students, and a $40 admission cap for families. For an entry form, contact Chris Farmer 450-4600 or Toby Pennels 892-1314 or visit

Entries will be accepted up to Nov. 17. Please submit your entry by Nov. 14 to be included in the program.

Windham Education Foundation is a community-based initiative by parents of students and by alumni of Windham Schools. Its purpose is to expand and enrich all aspects of the educational experience for all Windham students through fund-raising, individual and corporate gifts, and responsible management. If you are a public, private or home-schooled student of any age in the town of Windham, you can benefit from the Windham Education Foundation. Both individual scholarships and creative educational enrichment grants will be awarded to students and educators.

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