Putnam Family & Community Services Announces 8th Annual Adult Spelling Bee: April 27, 2017

Brewster, NY – Putnam Family & Community Services (PFCS) invites local businesses, organizations, and residents to its 8th Annual Adult Spelling Bee. Known as a night of rousing competition, teams of up to 10 spellers take on increasingly challenging words to hopefully become the next Putnam champions.

In 2016, 25 teams vied for the championship trophy, with the Akzo Nobel Bees claiming first place. The Putnam Hospital Putnam Pirates took second place honors, with The Patterson Library Ninjas and the Akzo Nobel Bees being recognized as “Most Enthusiastic Cheerleaders.”

This year’s Bee will be held on April 27 at the Starr Ridge Banquet Center in Brewster, NY. The evening will begin with a buffet dinner at 5:30 p.m. At 6:00, State Assemblywoman Sandy Galef will kick off the competition by reading the first round of words. Veteran emcees Bill Hammond of Edward Jones and local singer-songwriter Cat Guthrie will then lead the teams through multiple rounds of spelling challenges before the exciting single elimination championship round.

Teams of up to 10 participants are welcome; team members can choose to be spellers, cheerleaders, or spectators. The Bee is $30 per person and includes a full buffet dinner, soft drinks, and dessert. Beer and wine will be available at a cash bar. All proceeds support the many programs of PFCS, a private non-profit agency that provides recovery-based treatment and preventive services for mental health, social/emotional and substance use issues.

To join this lively night of friendly competition or to become a sponsor of the event, visit www.pfcsinc.org or contact Debbie Levin at dlevin@pfcsinc.org or 845-225-2700, ext. 136. Advance registration is required and seating is limited, so please register early.

About Putnam Family and Community Services, Inc.

Putnam Family and Community Services, Inc. (PFCS) is the only private non-profit agency providing recovery-based mental health and substance use treatment and prevention services in Putnam County, NY. PFCS offers hope and healing to people of all ages through a comprehensive range of services including individual and group counseling, care coordination, family advocacy, parenting education, community outreach, and medication management. PFCS is a member of Coordinated Behavioral Health Services (CBHS), a non-profit 501(3) membership organization of forward-thinking, community behavioral health and disability service providers in the Hudson Valley Region whose shared goal is to promote recovery-oriented and outcome-based services designed to ensure high quality and low costs.