The 14th annual Boone Chamber of Commerce Spelling Bee for Grown Ups was held on Tuesday, March 19th. The sprightly event was conducted at Watauga County High School to promote education in the High Country. All proceeds went to advancing the work of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce and benefit the Watauga Education Foundation’s participation in the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program.
Dozens of businesses, groups, and organizations formed four-person teams of their best spellers to spell words in 3 rounds (easy, intermediate and difficult). Tar Heel Basement Systems assembled a young, but a confident team of four known as “The Vowels”. Tar Heel Basement Systems General Manager, Will Blake, was full of determination, as he was the County Spelling Bee Champion in 8th grade; Office Manager, Sydney Blake, had baby Evan on her hip for additional motivation; Joe Kirlauski is our Call Center Representative and had his college curriculum fresh on the brain; and the “ringer” of the team was Chelsea Krick, our Customer Service Representative, who graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in English.
After 2 rounds of spelling, the purchase of many bee bucks and an exceptional 7th-grade speller, the Tar Heel Basement Systems young guns went out on the word “phlegmatic”. Although they were disappointed with the loss, the team was full of smiles, as they had a blast and it was for a great cause. When asked about the event, Will Blake stated, “it was a riot, but next year we are coming back with vengeance!” Chelsea and Sydney remarked that they wouldn’t miss it for the world next year.
Tar Heel Basement Systems has been a proud member of the Boone Chamber of Commerce for nearly 10 years and love to participate in fun and meaningful events like this. We will continue to support the local economy and education system in any way possible. We are also proud members of the Greensboro and High Point Chambers of Commerce.
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