The Ohio Masonic Home Helps Raise Money for Literacy in Springfield Business Spelling Bee

The Ohio Masonic Home Corporate Office recently participated in an adult, county-wide spelling bee to help raise money for literacy. Organizations from around Clark County, Ohio took part in the 22nd Annual Altrusa International Foundation of Springfield’s Literacy Sting. The Altrusa International Club serves residents who have trouble reading and last year, according to the Springfield News Sun, were able to buy and donate over 9,000 books to children in the community.

The event was held at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Springfield. 13 businesses from Clark County were represented at the event and the event raised nearly $7,000.

The Ohio Masonic Home team, also known as “Bee are the Champions,” made it successfully to the top five teams only to be knocked out by the word, Pilaster. According to dictionary.com, the definition of Pilaster is “a shallow rectangular feature projecting from a wall, having a capital and base and usually imitating the form of a column.” Also participating, was one of our Springfield Masonic Community residents, Gayle. She surpassed The Ohio Masonic Home Team and made it to the top four teams.

“Our Team was so excited to participate in the Bee and support the efforts of Altrusa in Clark County. It was a very fun event and surprisingly nerve-racking. While we couldn’t spell P-I-L-A-S-T-E-R, we were very excited to see one of our residents beat us!”

– Brother John White, Corporate Director of Treasury.

Pictured above from left to right: Gayle, Springfield Masonic Community Resident, Brother John White, Corporate Director or Treasury, Cathy Spencer, Donor Relations Manager, and Alexandria Rohrbaugh, Digital Marketing Specialist (not pictured are Team Captains – Brother Dan Shirk, Community Outreach Manager and Brother Rob Lane, Corporate Director of Procurement)

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