The 24th Masonic District and York Rite Masons both fielded teams at this year's Hooked on Books for Kids Spelling Bee, held tonight at Jrs. Last Laugh... The York Rite Team, led by Bro. Doug Olson, progressed to the third round, taking 3rd place.
But the night belonged to the 24th District Team, who won first place in a "shootout" with Jack Daneri's District Attorney's Office Spellers. Great job to the 24th District Team, with Bros. Mike Stafford, Dick Hiles and Steve Yovich making the 24th District Masons proud!
Thank you to Oasis Lodge No,. 416, and to Bro. Mike Koncewicz of Perry-Keystone Lodge No. 392 for your financial support, and thanks to all the spellers and spectators who came out. It was a lot of fun, and much money was raised to support the great work of Hooked on Books for Kids in Erie.