The 6th annual Scrabble Challenge will be held Thursday October 20th at 5:30pm in the Howland-Hughes Center, 140 Bank Street, Waterbury.  New this year is a soup competition between five local restaurants.  Scrabble participants will sample each soup and vote for their favorite.  Restaurants participating in the “Scrabble Souper Star” competition include The Grotto and Mrs. G, John Bale Café, Signatures, and Rosey’s Cantina from Waterbury, and Bonterra Grill & Pizzeria from Southington. Additional fare will be provided by the Wilby High School Culinary Arts Program.

    For the Scrabble Challenge, each team will receive their own board and bag of tiles to use during the competition.  Master of Ceremonies Larry Rifkin of WATR-1320AM will reveal a mystery word at the start of play.  Each team will have 30 minutes to create as many words as possible to achieve the highest score in the Main Round.  There will also be a 15-minute bonus round.  Trophies and prizes will be awarded.

    Scrabble® game rules apply, but cheating is allowed and encouraged…for a price…dictionary peeks and extra letter tiles are available for purchase.  Event Sponsor is the Naugatuck Savings Bank Foundation.  Registration required by October 10th by calling 203-754-1164 or visit  Registration fee is $125 for a team of five players or $100 for a high school student team.

    The mission of Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury is to teach adults to read, write, speak, and understand English.  For volunteer tutor information, call Literacy Volunteers of Greater Waterbury at 203-754-1164.