Annual Events

Date: Thursday, Mar 26, 2020 Time: 5:30-9:00 pm

Resized Spellebration Logo

Spellebration, the Literacy Center's signature fundraising event, will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Clearwater Place in Grand Rapids. This 27th Annual event celebrates the community’s efforts to bring about a just and vibrant West Michigan through the power of literacy.

Our 2020 event will honor:

  • Mark Peters, President and CEO of Butterball Farms, Inc., with the Champion of Literacy Award
  • Tommy Allen, Publisher of Rapid Growth Media/Social Practice Artist, with the Ledy Award for Community Engagement. 
  • Marielle Levert, Literacy Center Tutor, with the Volunteer of the Year Award

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

 Event Underwriter

Amway North America

 Poetry League

  • Butterball Farms, Inc.
  • Meijer
  • Varnum LLP
  • Waséyabek Development Company, LLC

Speller's Society

  • Adamy Valuation
  • Baker Holtz
  • Downtown Grand Rapids Inc
  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
  • Secchia Family Charitable Trust


Sponsorship opportunities begin at $500.

For more information, contact Libby Crabb Wahlstrom at or (616) 459-5151. 

Clearwater Place Events
1430 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49505, USA
Clearwater Place Events

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