We are deeply saddened that the 29th Annual (2020) Community Spelling Bee has been cancelled.

Although we cannot host our usual Bee, we are happy to report that the “Bee A Reader” raffle still happened!  The drawing took place on Thursday, August 20 beginning at noon.  Winners are listed on the Bee A Reader page here on the website.

We eagerly look forward to a return to normalcy, and to the 2021 Community Spelling Bee.  See you on the other side!

Thank you to the generous folks who sponsored what would have been our 29th Annual Community Spelling Bee!

Spelling Bee sponsorships help Literacy Connections provide life-changing education to adults and reading enrichment programs for children.

Teams hold up a sign with the sponsor’s name each time they spell throughout the Bee.  Each team participates for a minimum of 10 rounds.

THANK YOU to these generous sponsors of the 2020 Community Spelling Bee!

Golden Honey Bee – $1,000 sponsorship

Bronze Bee – $500 sponsorship

Finkelstein & Partners – The Injury Attorneys

Friends of Literacy – Book Buddies and Math Buddies

Friends of Poughkeepsie Public Library District

Gravatt Financial & MHRG at Northwestern Mutual

Mid-Hudson Multiple Listing Service, LLC

Millbrook School

Taylor Oil / Taylor Propane

Wappingers Congress of Teachers

Busy Bee – $300 sponsorship

Central Hudson

Dana Lynn Real Estate

Dental Brilliance – Dr. Jason Nicoletti

Fluff Alpaca

Guy & Linda Dearing

Hooker Avenue Travel

Howard & Celestine Campbell

Hudson River Fruit Distributors

Hyde Park Active & Retired Teachers

Indoor Organic Gardens of Poughkeepsie


Marist College

Mark Snyder – Realtor – The Houseman

McCabe & Mack LLP

McHoul Funeral Home, Inc.

Nuvance Health

Poughkeepsie-Arlington Rotary Club

Renner Family

River Realty Services – Brian T. Smith

Romig Law Office

Royal Carting Service Co.



Tompkins Mahopac Bank