DARIEN — The word was fun at the 8th annual Darien Depot Community Spelling Bee, Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Town Hall.

Close to 30 teams of three people each competed in the friendly event which originated to raise awareness for the youth organization. There were three elimination rounds and an ultimate victory by the DCA Queen Bees, a team from the Darien Community Association that included Amy Bell, Laura Boulton, and Kristen Harnisch.

“I love the spelling bee,” said Ellen Bay of the Depot. “It warms my heart to come here and see everybody doing this.”