By Kim Becker
Calling all those folks who buzz with excitement at the thought of fun, giggles, and trivia! Teams are needed at the Gran-Bee to answer questions ranging from music to science to Granby history. This Granby Education Foundation event is two hours of family entertainment filled with jokes, costumes, bee puns, and trivia.
The 14th Annual Gran-Bee will be held on Friday, April 21 at 6:30 PM in the Granby Memorial High School auditorium. All kinds of teams have competed over the Bee’s history. This community event brings together local businesses, such as Lost Acres Orchard and Tony Bussman Painting, with civic organizations such as Girl Scouts, Granby Little League and Granby Rovers to compete for “buzzing” rights. Families and friends have also competed together, some making it an annual tradition.
This year, the grand prize winners will receive individual 6-month memberships to the Farmington Valley YMCA. And there is always a swarm of teams competing for the coveted Yellow Jacket Award for best costume.
The Gran-Bee, a donation-based event, supports the efforts of the Granby Education Foundation. Just last year, the GEF supported such diverse grants as: providing seed money to establish a DECA chapter at the high school for student interested in business, marketing, and entrepreneurship; awarding $10,000 to Granby Public Schools to upgrade the Robotics Club equipment and the district-wide STEM initiative; and supporting the Bruce Porter Memorial Music Series.
Team registration forms and business sponsorship forms for the April 21 event are on the Granby Education Foundation website at http://www.granbyeducationfoundation.org/GranBee_2017_TeamRegistration.pdf. Teams of three people age 16 or older may register for $150.