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First United Methodist reigns as spelling bee champ
Sandra Edwards celebrates as teammate Don Landrum spells a word correctly Tuesday night during the 22nd Annual Spelling Bee for the adult literacy programs in Gainesville and Hall County at Brenau University’s Pearce Auditorium.
A South Louisiana delicacy, the mirliton also goes by chayote, mango squash and vegetable pear. On Tuesday night, it was a tasty word that helped Gainesville First United Methodist Church clinch its second consecutive spelling bee championship and its fifth in 12 years. The “Circuit Riders” defeated runner-up Lanier Technical College’s “Word Nerds” and seven other groups to capture the Gainesville/Hall County Alliance for Literacy’s 22nd annual spelling bee.