Lynchburg, VA - Friday night the Presbyterian Homes and Family Services and the Family Alliance held their ninth annual Executive Spelling Bee.
The event is one of the organization's flagship fundraisers.
It includes a who's who of Lynchburg trying their luck at spelling; each speller, sponsored by a local business.
The night also boasted a silent auction, a raffle, with all proceeds going to Presbyterian Homes.
The main event, the spelling bee, is judged by local college administrators. The winner, takes home a nice trophy, but the organizers say, it's all about so much more.
"Our nonprofits would not exist and be as strong as they are if it wasn't for these businesses in this community" said Joan Foster, one of the event's organizers.
Our own Shelley Basinger was a speller. She came in 7th place.