In recent years, the , and has not been able to fund all the programs it would like, board member Jody Nazarchyk said. So it makes events like the annual adult spelling bee, which raises money for the Waterford Education Foundation, that much more important, she said.
“They support the programs (the town) can’t afford anymore,” Nazarchyk said.
The Waterford Education Foundation is a group that raises money, both through fundraisers and donations, which is spent on the students of Waterford. The group has partially funded or fully funded a variety of programs and projects, such as a reading hall of fame at and the jazz ensemble at .
Tuesday night, the foundation’s fundraising efforts manifested itself in the fifth annual Adult Spelling Bee. More than 17 teams participated, each paying $250 a piece to play.
The winners of the bee were Ask Us, a team sponsored by Sara Mallari. The team was composed of Jill Adams, Elaine LaChapelle and Amy Sindel, all of which work at the Waterford Public Library.
Editor's Note: The original article had the wrong team winning.