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Area seniors to compete in bee

Published: Saturday, March 16, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

OREGON – The Association of Illinois Senior Centers, the Illinois Department on Aging, and Rock River Center will host a free Illinois State Senior Spelling Bee competition for area senior citizens starting at 9:30 a.m. May 18, 2013, at the center, 810 S. 10th St.

The Illinois State Senior Spelling Bee competition a statewide program that provides Illinois adults age 50 and older the opportunity to showcase a lifetime of knowledge and to celebrate years of experience through their spelling abilities. Local winners and runners up will advance to regional semi-finals. The state finals will be Aug. 12, Senior Day, at the Illinois Building during the Illinois State Fair in Springfield.

For questions concerning the competition or to sign up for this free event, contact Linda Duffy, activities coordinator, at 815-732-3252, or lindaduffy@frontier.com by April 1.

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