Midland Need to Read is hosting its first-ever adult spelling bee, but this event comes with a twist: cheating is not only welcomed but encouraged.
The event is being held as a fundraiser for the adult literacy program Midland Need to Read provides.
Teams who participate in the event can raise money to earn cheats. The minimum is $500 per team member (totaling $2,000) and amounts raised above that can unlock cheats including the ability to ask for an easier word or to consult a dictionary.
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For those who only want to watch the fun you can purchase a general admission ticket for $40. The ticket includes dinner and a drink as well as one vote for your favorite team.
The spelling be will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 15 at the Midland Yucca Theater, 208 N Colorado St. in Midland.
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