Corvallis Hosts Adult Spelling Bee

hand-microphone-mic-holdLooking for a way to have a good-natured intellectual competition? Join the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library at the third annual Sip and Spell on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Whiteside Theatre. With a beer in hand, the adults of Corvallis will battle it out in a spelling bee.

Andrea Seavers was the winner of last year’s Sip and Spell competition held on Jan. 30 at the Whiteside Theatre. Spelling “legerdemain” correctly not only gave Seavers the winning bobble head trophy but also made her the queen bee with bragging rights.

Sip and Spell is free to watch, and all are welcome to cheer and heckle the contestants. Participants must be 18 years or older to participate. To become a participant, you must arrive at the Whiteside Theatre between 5:30 and 6:45 p.m. and pay an entry fee of $5.

Cheats are also available to purchase: $3 to ask a friend, $5 for the next word, $5 to rewind a word if a contestant realizes they have started to misspell a word, $10 for all three of the above, and $15 for a mulligan card—a card that keeps a contestant in the competition after misspelling a word.

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Friends of the Library. All words at the Sip and Spell can be found on For more information about the event or for the official rules, visit

By Kara Beu