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4th Annual Spellapalooza to Benefit the Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center
The Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Centers’ 4th Annual Spellapalooza fundraiser is Friday, March 2nd, at 7:30 p.m. Local teams will take the stage at the Glenbard West High School auditorium for an old-fashioned spelling bee.
Glen Ellyn Police Chief Phil Norton will return to emcee the event as local organizations, clubs and schools compete for the title of Champion Spellers. Judging the event will be Dr. Pam Zimmerman, former Principal of Glenbard West; Dr. Ann Riebock, Superintendent of District 41 Schools; and Mark Franz, the new Glen Ellyn Village Manager. Last year’s champions were The ABC’s from the Glen Ellyn Public Library.
This annual event raises money to support the Children’s Resource Center. The mission of the Resource Center is to provide literacy and life skills to low-income households in Glen Ellyn. GECRC provides tutoring in all academic subjects, with an emphasis on educating students for whom English is a second language. It relies on the support of donations, grants and volunteers.
Tickets are only $5 and are available before the event at these downtown merchants:
- Renaissance Art Studio, 481 N. Main St.
- The Bookstore, 475 N. Main St.
- Ten Thousand Villages, 499 Pennsylvania Ave.
Tickets will also be available at the door. It’s cheaper than a movie and a whole lot of fun!
More About Glenbard West High School
The halls of Glenbard West High School are covered in the art and achievements of Glenbard students from years past. The sprawling high school campus includes tennis courts, a football field, a gymnasium building and a separate building for classes. With over 2,000 students, Glenbard West makes it its mission to provide a high quality of education and to make available a wide array of resources for its students. Students can participate in a number of different extracurricular activities including a student newspaper, sports teams, drama clubs and much more.