Annual Events

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Date: Thursday, Mar 18, 2021 Time: 6:45-7:45 pm

This year's Spellebration event may be virtual, but it's anything but average.

This year's virtual Spellebration will be fast-paced, mission-forward, and festive. We'll raise a glass in recognition of this year's honorees, play a virtual game of Scrabble, and celebrate the community's efforts to bring about a just and vibrant West Michigan through the power of literacy. 

All of the funds raised from Spellebration 2021 keep our literacy programming-- both virtual and in-person-- free for the 700+ adult learners we instruct each year. 

Make plans to join us live on Facebook and YouTube on Thursday, March 18, 2021. 

6:45 PM Virtual Cocktail Hour
7:00 PM Program and Awards
7:45 PM Closing Remarks

Virtual tickets mean very real treats. 

While everyone can watch the live event, a virtual ticket turns Spellebration into a real celebration.  

Virtual tickets are available for $110 (or $75 for current tutors). Each ticket comes with a gift bag of wine/beer, snacks, and a set of tiles to play the Scrabble game during our live event. 

Raise a glass for this year's honorees. 

  • Mark Peters, President and CEO of Butterball Farms, Inc., with the Champion of Literacy Award sponsored by J.C. and Tammy Huizenga
  • Tommy Allen, Publisher of Rapid Growth Media and Social Practice Artist, with the Ledy Award for Community Engagement
  • Marielle Levert, Literacy Center tutor, with the Volunteer of the Year award

Looking for a little recognition?

Sponsorship opportunities begin at $500 and include virtual tickets. Click here to download the sponsorship form or visit this webpage to learn more. 

Celebrating our Sponsors

Champion of Literacy Award Sponsor

J.C. and Tammy Huizenga

Literacy Society

Autocam Medical

Poetry League

Mark Peters
Meijer

Speller's Society

Adamy Valuation
Baker Holtz 
Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc.
Grand Rapids Community College
PNC Bank

Reading Circle

Aquinas College
Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
Elizabeth Welch and Brian Schwartz

Fiction Guild

COM 616 Public Relations
Fishman Stewart
Twisthink

Ready to learn more?

Contact Libby Wahlstrom at giving@literacycenterwm.org for more information. 

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