Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Marist College

Student Center

This fun-filled annual event brings High School & College students, and adults of all ages together for a friendly competition that supports basic literacy instruction for adults and reading enrichment for children.

Golden Honey Bee $1,500

Featured in website, full page in program, certificate and a special banner displayed at the event.

Bronze Bee $1,000

Certificate and special website program listing.

Busy Bee $500

Website and program listing


All sponsors are featured on social media


The raffle gets better each year. It’s fun, and it helps us help others. Tickets are available at our Poughkeepsie office and on our website. Tickets will also be available on the day of the BEE. Ticket holders need not be in attendance to win.

Last Chance to buy tickets online will be March 18th @ 5 PM

Tickets Will Be Available at the BEE!

Drawing will be on March 19, 2024

Get Your Tickets Here!

This Year's Grand Prize a Gift Certificate for a Broadway Show Plus $500 Visa Gift Card!

First Prize is a $500 Gift Card to Mirbeau Inn & Spa Rhinebeck!

Along with many more Prizes!

Check out Past Prizes and their Winners!

Grand Prize:

$500 Visa Gift Card – Congratulations to Sue K.!

First Prize

iTeknic Bluetooth 5.0 wireless earbuds – Congratulations to J. C.!

Other Prizes:

Gift certificates to Mahoney’s Irish Pub and to Scruples Boutique:  Eileen O.

Gift certificates to Stop & Shop and to Scruples Boutique:  Brian D.

Gift certificates to Elizabeth Boutique and T.G.I. Friday:  Alice F.

Gift certificate to Adams Fairacre Farms:  Terry / Judy / Robin / Linda

Gift certificates to Tomato Cafe and to The Three Arts:  Inara L.

Gift certificates to Cosimo’s Restaurant and Mike Arteaga’s:  J.A.

Gift certificates to Milanese Restaurant and Mike Arteaga’s:  William D.

Gift certificates to Lola’s Cafe and to Hudson Valley Healing Center:  Judy D.

Gift certificates to Farmers & Chefs Restaurant and to Hudson Valley Healing Center:  Tricia

Gift certificates to Gino’s Pizzeria and to Hudson Valley Healing Center:  Sue K.

Gift certificates to T.G.I.Friday’s and to Hudson Valley Healing Center:  Ronda S.

Gift certificates to Target and to Forza:  Mary P.

Emergency kit and gift certificate to DelForno’s Market:  Marla

Hardcover book collection:  John D.

Gift basket of foods and condiments:  Peter H.

Gift basket of bee-themed kitchen items:  McC.

Gift basket of bee-themed kitchen items:  O.

Gift basket of bee-themed stationery items:  Peter H.

Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you for your support!

By taking part in the community Spelling Bee you will be directly supporting literacy programs for adults & children. The staff, volunteers & students at Literacy Connections sincerely thank you!