January 23, 2011
Penny Deihl, left, helps her teammate, Lane Schrock, spell a word during the inaugural community spelling bee held Saturday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Along with Pauline Bouchard, right, their team 3 No Trump beat out 14 other teams to earn first place.
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Saturday event draws 15 teams to challenge brains, encourage interaction
Someone who can spell “platypus” can surely spell “aardvark.” Or so thought Shelly Flanery, once a spelling bee champion in the fifth grade. The Hayden resident had been practicing for the first community spelling bee for a week, calling her teammates with a word of the day.The first event of its kind was held Saturday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.