DECATUR, Ill. – To help older adults stay active and celebrate a lifetime of learning, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is hosting a spelling bee for senior citizens at the Decatur Macon County Senior Center at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 13.
“The senior spelling bee is one of my favorite events to host each year because it brings back memories of my time as a teacher and for the participants, of their school days,” said Scherer. “I’ve found that seniors really enjoy the opportunity to showcase their many years of learning in a fun social setting.”
Scherer’s spelling bee at the Decatur Macon County Senior Center on March 13 is part of the Association of Illinois Senior Centers and the Illinois Department on Aging’s Illinois State Senior Spelling Bee program, which includes three levels of competition. The winner and runner-up will advance to the regional level, with regional champions facing off at the Illinois State Fair in August. Scherer’s event is free and open to Macon County residents age 50 and older. The Decatur Macon County Senior Center is located at 1430 N. 22nd St. in Decatur.
“One of my priorities as state representative is to support and expand quality senior programming to improve the lives of seniors in Illinois,” said Scherer. “I would encourage any and all area seniors to attend my upcoming spelling bee, and I look forward to making it a memorable event.”
For more information or to register for the spelling bee, please contact Scherer’s constituent service office at 217-877-9636 or the Decatur Macon County Senior Center at 217-429-1239. Scherer represents the 96th District, which includes portions of Christian, Macon and Sangamon counties.