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FIRST AID-BY REACT (Daily) Starting Sunday, June 30 — 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Punxsutawney  Radio  Emergency  Service,  Inc.  REACT#3522 is a non-profit organization with its purpose to assist state and local authorities during times of public emergencies, such as traffic accidents, disasters and medical emergencies. All attempts are to better our community and surrounding areas. BAkE SAlES (Daily) Starting Monday, July 1 — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.



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ChIlDREn'S ACTIvITIES (Daily) Starting Monday, July 1 — 10 a.m. to 12 Noon The Punxsutawney Area Historical and Genealogical Society will host children’s activities (ages 6-12) at the Lattimer House. The theme this year is Military/Community. Any questions, please call the museum at 9382555.

Fax: 814-938-8833

• monitoring Wells • Exploration Drilling • Air rotary - Air coring • Diamond core Drilling • reverse circulation • coal - clay - minerals

If you are hungry for some tasty treats then look no further! Several organizations are hosting a bake sale during Festival Week! They will include tempting items such  as  cookies,  brownies,  pies  and  cakes,  and  are available on following days beginning at 10 a.m. in the park. The hosts are listed along with the day of their participation: Monday — Lisa Ladybuy's Patient Care Fund;  Tuesday  —  Mulberry  Square;    Wednesday  — Mahoning Towers;  Thursday —Lisa Ladybug's Patient Care Fund; Friday —Catholic Daughters; Saturday — Cloe United Methodist Church.

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Jefferson County Treasurer

GRounDhoG FESTIvAl CAR Show AnD CRuISE Sunday, June 30 — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration  is  in  the  Punxsutawney  Borough  lot. There  is  a  $5  registration  fee  and  the  registration  is

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CRoSSovER Sunday, June 30 — 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. CrossOver  is  a southern-gospel, family  singing group  located  in Mahaffey,  just south  of  Punx’y. They  have  had  the pleasure of singing at  other  gospel sings,  church  services, private dinners and  even  at  their local mall. They are thankful  to  be  able to bring the joy of the Lord, through music, to each and every one they meet. continued on next page

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from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dash plaques and commemorative T-Shirts to first 100 cars. Three awards for each class presented by 4 p.m. Voting for your favorite vehicle may be made in a red “solo” cup at each vehicle, with  proceeds  donated  to  Lions  Club  charities.  For more  information  on  the  car  show  please  call  (814) 938-9914. 

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The 2013 Groundhog Festival Committee members are (front, l. to r.) Sally Sallack, Mary Steele, Lisa Wingard, Dee Lyle, Brenda Cekovsky, Cindy Saxton, Joe Henninger and Brooke Henninger; (back, l. to r.) Sandy Pavlak, Jennifer Heinze, nancy Shields, Kay Anthony, norma Martin, Roger Steele and Peg Henninger. Missing from photo: Jason Wingard

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2013 Schedule of Events

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Proceeds benefit SS.C.D. Catholic School, Punx’y

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GARY & ComPAnY Sunday, June 30 — 2:45 to 3:15 p.m.

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“Gary and Company” is a local Christian singing group based out  of  Woodland  Avenue  United  Methodist  Church,  Punxsutawney. The group consists of  Gary Coccimiglio, Jeannie Campbell, Marla Coccimiglio, Marilyn Hense, Cheryl Hollis, and Deb Wolfe. They sing southern gospel, and have been trying other types of Christian music.  They have performed at various churches, personal care, nursing homes, and social functions for the past 15 years.  If they can “reach” just one person with their music, it is worth all their time and effort.

• Food vendors, arts and crafts vendors in Barclay Square • Bring lawn chairs, no addiional seating available in Barclay Square • Rides and games provided by Fun Zone, Sun. through Sat. 1 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. • no pets, bicycles, skateboards, scooters, rollerblades, solicitation allowed in the Park • Church and organization bake sales • REACT First Aid Booth on scene

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Sunday, June 30th • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., registration for Punxsutawney groundhog car Show in Borough Parking Lot • 1 to 4 p.m., Punxsutawney groundhog car Show - Hosted by Punxsy Lions Club & Local Car Dealerships

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by moms, dads, grandparents and even aunts and uncles! Registration for entries will begin at 11 a.m. with the first heat to start at 11:30 a.m. The diaper derby is limited to crawling babies only. The little ones, cheered on by family members, will be crawling toward the finish lines on a special  padded  surface. The  total  number  of  heats will be determined by the amount of entries. The winner  of  each  heat  will  determine  this  year’s champion.


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Miller Brothers Furniture is sponsor for the gospel music on Sunday afternoon, June 30. Making a contribution is Matt Struss of Miller Brothers Furniture to Kay Anthony of The Groundhog Festival Committee.

Methodist Church.The four members of the quartet  are  Pastor  Paul  Thompson,  Lee  Long,  Rob Burkett and Ken Miller.  They  have  been  playing  together  for  approximately eight years. They sing a mix of gospel and country gospel music.

It's summertime in the park with the annual Groundhog Festival, featuring fun for the entire family.

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Pictured on Cover: Isabella Lester Cover photo by: Mary L. Roberts

2013 Groundhog Festival Schedule of Events Continued from previous page

• 12 to 1 p.m., community church Service • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., crossover • 2:45 to 3:15 p.m., gary and company • 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Kingdom Praise Quartet All Afternoon Gospel Music Sponsored by Miller Brothers Furniture • 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. & 8-9 p.m. Blackwood Brothers Quartet (Gospel) • 8 to 9 p.m., Blackwood Brothers Quartet

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The “Tot Trot” Race contestants who are 12 to 18 months of age will race the same course as the Diaper Derby. Encouragements from family and friends will assure an exciting time for the little trotters to stay on course and finish the race! Registration for the Tot Trot will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the race will follow the Diaper Derby.

Monday, July 1st • 10 a.m. to noon, children’s activities (ages 6-12) at the Lattimer House. This year’s focus is Military/Community - Sponsored by Punxsutawney Historical Society • 10:30 to 11 a.m., registration for Diaper Derby (Crawling Babies) and for Tot Trot (12-18 months on padded course) Sponsored by Adagio Health/GFC • 11 to 11:30 a.m., Diaper Derby race, followed by the Tot Trot race • 11:30 to noon, rock & roll Pet Show • 12:30 to1 p.m., Dennie Huber - magic • 1:30 to 2 p.m., rock & roll Pet Show • 2:30 to 3 p.m., Dennie Huber - magic • 3:30 to 4 p.m., rock & roll Pet Show • 4 to 5:30 p.m., Dennie Huber - Balloons • 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Flood city Brass Band • 9 to 10 p.m., Flood city Brass Band (2nd Show) continued on next page

6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and 8 to 9 p.m. The Blackwood name is legendary in the gospel music industry. The Blackwood Brothers Quartet was formed in 1934. Mark Blackwood now continues  the  legacy  of  the  quartet.  Mark  traveled with his dad, Cecil Blackwood, in the Blackwood Brothers Quartet for many years. The group does not take their heritage in music lightly, nor the responsibility of integrity that goes with it.  The  Blackwood  Brothers  performed  at  camp meetings and other church and community events throughout  the  1930's.  In  1940,  they  moved  to Shenandoah, Iowa, where they had a live broadcast  on  the  radio.  In  1954,  they  appeared  on Arthur  Godfrey's  Talent  Scouts  on  CBS.  They won first place and received a recording contract with RCA. They became the first gospel group to sell a million records.  They were the first group to  travel  by  bus.  A  replica  of  the  Blackwood Brothers original bus is on display at the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN. The Blackwood Brothers have recorded over 200 albums and toured 47 countries. They have won eight Grammy Awards, 27 Dove Awards  and  have  been  inducted  into  the "Gospel  Music  Hall  of  Fame"  by  the  Gospel Music Association in Nashville, TN.

DIAPER DERBY Monday, July 1 — 11 a.m. to 12 Noon These  little  ones  will  crawl  straight  into  your heart  as  they  compete  for  this  year’s  championship. This photo opportunity will be attended

DEnnIE huBER mAGIC Monday, July 1 —  12:30 to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 2 — 12:30 to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 6 — 12:30 to 1 p.m. A  performer  since  the age  of  twelve,  Dennie's shows  offer  wholesome family  fun.  Each  show features silly and mystifying magic tricks, interesting  stories  and  lively  toe  tapping  music. Dennie is also one of the few magicians in the country who sings while performing some of his routines. Audience members are also a big part, joining Dennie on stage to sing, dance and share in the fun. Dennie guarantees "there's something for everyone" and "that there is never a dull moment." DEnnIE huBER - BAlloonS

Monday, July 1 — 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 2 — 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 3 — 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, July 4 — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 5 — 12 Noon to 2 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 6 — 10:30 a.m. to 12 Noon and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. continued on next page

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2013 Groundhog Festival Schedule of Events

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Tuesday, July 2nd • 9:30 a.m., registration for Teddy Bear Picnic, Categories for Teddy Bears: 1. Get Well Bear, 2. Graduation Bear, 3. Occupational Bear, 4. All American Bear, 5. My Bear and I (Dressed Alike)

Downtown Punxsutawney

Indiana First Bank is sponsoring Dennie Huber’s Magic and Balloon shows on Monday, July 1 and Tuesday, July 2. Jennifer Heinze of The Groundhog Festival Committee and Shannon Kaza of Indiana First Bank pause in the park for the donation.

Master Balloon Artist, Dennie Huber has been twisting balloons since the age of twelve. Starting as others — with the one balloon puppy and giraffe — over the years Dennie has built a reputation for his multiple balloon creations, and his wacky balloon character hats with big 3D eyes, wings, feathers,  and  legs.  Don't  be  surprised  to  see  children  of  all ages(even adults) wearing one of Dennie's silly balloon hats, from big red nosed clowns to new characters like Chocolate the Moose and Daffy the Duck. It’s no wonder Dennie's line never seems to end...

• iced Coffees, Mochas & Frappes • Smoothies • Shakes • Chillers • Frozen Strawberry lemonade • Chocolate Dipped Cones and MOre

• 10 a.m., Teddy Bear Picnic Sponsored by Punxsutawney Career Women’s Club If rain it will be held on the 2nd Floor of Eagles across from Barclay Square • 10 a.m. to noon, children’s activities (ages 6-12) at the Lattimer House. This year’s focus is Military/Community • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Face Painting - MakeA-Wish • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., children Activities/ Information - Jefferson County Head Start • 10 to 11:30 p.m., Dennie Huber - Balloons • 11:30 to noon, rock & roll Pet Show • 12:30 to1 p.m., Dennie Huber - magic • 1:30 to 2 p.m., rock & roll Pet Show • 2:30 to 3 p.m., Dennie Huber - magic • 3:30 to 4 p.m., rock & roll Pet Show • 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Am radio (70-80-90’s Music) • 9 to 10 p.m., Am radio (70-80-90’s Music) (2nd Show)

wednesday, July 3rd • 10 a.m. to noon, children’s activities (ages 6-12) at the Lattimer House. This year’s focus is Military/Community • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Face Painting - MakeA-Wish • 10 a.m., registration for Three Wheel race (Ages 3-4) Racing over a designated course - All Race. • 10:30 a.m. - registration for Three Wheel race II (Ages 5-6-7) Racing over a FlooD CITY BRASS BAnD Monday, July 1 — 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and 9 to 10 p.m. Flood City Brass Band is a 9-piece band from Johnstown, featuring  male  and  female  lead  vocalists,  keyboard,  guitar, bass, drums, trumpet, sax, and trombone. They play a variety of music from rock, soul, funk, ballads, pop, rhythm and blues, plus party/dance favorites and even an occasional swing or polka! "Serving the community we live in."

designated course. • 10:30 a.m., Three Wheel race I • 11 a.m., Three Wheel race II • 11 a.m., registration for Scooter race (Ages 7-8-9) • 11:30 a.m., Scooter race, no power assisted scooters • 11 to11:30 a.m., m & m magicians • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Dennie Huber Balloons • noon to12:30 p.m., rock & roll Pet Show

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Walston Club enjoy all the fun & friendship during the Groundhog Festival! 2509 Walston Rd., Punx’y



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18 Annual 5K Run/2 Mile walk wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 7 p.m. Entry Fee $25 Per person Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.

Top 3 Males & Top 3 Females will receive awards

Open to all ages • Children under 18 need parental consent

AnnUAL RAFFLE dRAwing Saturday, July 6 in Park

Raffle Tickets available 1st prize: 47� viZio Smart Tv with wiFi at the Community Center 2nd prize: “new� Apple iPad 4 or at our booth in the park. $2.00 per chance. 3rd prize: 7� Android Tablet Lenovo

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INCOME TAX PREPARATION Cammy Lester - 938-9476 Enjoy an evening with friends and family with free cooking and cleaning.

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2013 Groundhog Festival Schedule of Events Continued from previous page

• 1-1:30 p.m., m & m magicians • 2 to 2:30 p.m., rock & roll Pet Show • 3 to 3:30 p.m., m & m magicians • 3 to 5 p.m., Dennie Huber - Balloons • 4 to 4:30 p.m., rock & roll Pet Show • 7 p.m., 18th Annual groundhog 5K run/2 mile Fun Walk - Registration at Community Center starting at 5:30 p.m. For registration form & information go to • 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., The Holidays (50-6070’s Music) • 9 to 10 p.m., The Holidays

ContInuEd FroM PrEvIouS PaGE RoCk n Roll PET SToRE kIDS Show Monday, July 1 — 11:30 a.m. to 12 Noon, 1:30 to 2 p.m. and 3:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 2 — 11:30 a.m. to 12 Noon, 1:30 to 2 p.m. and 3:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 — 12 to 12:30 p.m., 2 to 2:30 p.m. and 4 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 4th • 10 a.m. to noon, children’s activities (ages 6-12) at the Lattimer House. This year’s focus is Military/Community. • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Face Painting Make-A-Wish • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dennie Huber - Balloons • 11:30 to noon, m & m magicians • 1 to 1:30 p.m., m & m magicians • 2 to 4 p.m., Dennie Huber - Balloons • 2:30 to 3 p.m., m & m magicians • 3 to 5 p.m., Music by “rumor Has Itâ€? (variety music) • 7 to 8 p.m., greg Allan Band (Tribute to Garth Brooks) • 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., greg Allan Band (2nd Show) • 9:30 to 9:45 p.m., Fireworks - Sponsored by Thermal Guard Building Products Inc. & Local Distributor Burke & Sons


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Friday, July 5th • 10 a.m. to noon, children’s activities (ages 6 to 12) at the Lattimer House. This years focus is Military/Community. • 11:30 to noon, m & m magicians • noon to 2 p.m., Dennie Huber - Balloons • 2 to 2:30 p.m., m & m magicians • 3 to 5 p.m., Dennie Huber - Balloons • 3:30 to 4 p.m., m & m magicians • 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., cook & Belle (Country) • 9-10 p.m., cook & Belle (2nd Show) continued on page 10

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ContInuEd FroM PrEvIouS PaGE perience!  AM Radio music is appropriate for all ages. writer musician and children’s entertainer. In his musiThey  perform  music  from  the  Eagles,  The  Beatles, cian  days,  he  has  opened  shows  for  celebrity  greats Chicago, Stevie Wonder, and many, many more popusuch as Ronnie Millsap and Toby Keith. More recently lar artists. as a children’s entertainer, he has shared his kid show stage with Joe Negri of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.  ThREE whEEl RACE Combining his gift of music and love for kids, magic Wednesday, July 3 — 10 to 11:30 a.m. and animals, he has created a one of a kind imagination inspiring kid’s show that is now known as “The Rock N Roll Pet Store Kids Show.” TEDDY BEAR PICnIC Tuesday, July 2 — 9:30 to 11 a.m. The popular Teddy Bear Parade and Picnic will return again to Barclay Square. Registration will be held at  9:30  a.m.  and  the  parade  of  teddy  bears  and  their owners will commence at 10 a.m. The first 100 entries in the popular festival attraction will receive a teddy bear memento. There is a limit of one gift per entry. Five categories of teddy bears for this year’s parade and picnic are as follows: Categories: 1. Get Well Bear; 2. Graduation Bear; 3. Occupational Bear; 4 All American Bear ; 5. My Bear and I (Dressed Alike)  In  the  event  of  rain,  the  parade  and  picnic  will  be moved to the 2nd floor of the F.O. Eagles building on East Mahoning  Street  (directly across from Barclay Square) FACE PAInTInG Tuesday, July 2 — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The  Make-A-Wish  Foundation  will  be  face  painting  in the park during festival week.  Am RADIo (70-80-90's music) Tuesday, July 2 — 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and 9-10 p.m.

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The three wheel races will be run in two categories; ages 3 and 4 and ages 5, 6 and 7. Registration for age category I will be at 10 a.m. and age category II will be at 10:30 a.m. Race time from ages 3 and 4 is 10:30 a.m. and race time for ages 5, 6 and 7 will be at 11 a.m. m & m mAGICIAnS Wednesday, July 3 — 11 to 11:30 a.m., 1 to 1:30 p.m. and 3 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4 — 11 to 11:30 a.m., 1 to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, July 5 — 11:30 a.m. to 12 Noon, 2 to 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 to 4 p.m. M&M  Magic  consist of two brothers. These brothers have a love of magic and putting a smile on


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the faces of their audiences. Combining comedy, electrifying music, and illusions, they hit the stage running and  the  fun  never  stops!  Off  stage  they  are  typical brothers. They play, argue, and rough house, like other teenagers. On stage they meld into an awesome magical team that's going to excite your senses and make you gasp in awe. All performed with precision timing and professionalism. Their act has taken them on many journeys and has brought smiles to audiences of  all ages. SCooTER RACES Wednesday, July 3 — 11 a.m. to Noon

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Proceeds benefit the Punxsutawney Area Community Center. Early bird fee $20 until June 20, which also guarantees a T-Shirt. After June 20 the fee is $25 and shirts are not guaranteed. Registration at the Community Center, 220 North Jefferson Street, Punxsutawney. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Shower rooms and parking available  at  the  facility.  For  more  information  call (814) 938-1008 or visit our web site:

The Holidays, with their three guys and gal as front line singers, are backed up by a group of musicians who are second to none. They replicate the original sounds of the past with a freshness and vitality. Their repertoire of tunes will take you through the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s and will keep you both entertained and tapping your feet to the beat of the music, which has an endless abundance of energy and charisma. The front line singers consist of Sam Ferrella, Josephine Crooks, Walt  Lendl  and  Wayne  Zollinger.  Along  with  their strong lead voices, the group’s vocal harmony is outstanding. RumoR hAS IT (variety music) Thursday, July 4 — 3 to 5 p.m. “Rumor Has It” is an all acoustic band that includes Bruce Walker, Kevin Byars and Matt Hill, all Punxsutawney natives. Kevin is the youngest member at 19 years old, new to the acoustic venue but not unfamiliar  with  the  music  world.  He  has  been  performing acoustically  since  fall,  and  brings  smiles  to  many faces. Matt and Bruce have both been in and around the band scene for many years and are happy to have Kevin join them. GREG AllAn BAnD (Tribute to Garth Brooks) Thursday, July 4 — 7 to 8:30 p.m. and 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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With  a  crisp,  clear  voice,  Allan  recreates  Garth’s songs  with  spine-tingling  accuracy  that  recalls  the emotion and expression the country legend is famous for: “The Dance,” “I’ve Got Friends in Low Places,” “If Tomorrow Never Comes,” “The River,” “Thunder Rolls” and much, much more. Allan takes fans from the  early  country-western  days  of  Garth  Brooks through  his  award-winning  career  that  has  brought rock-and-roll and pop elements into his shows.  continued on next page

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S&T Bank and Proform Powdered Metals are co-sponsors of the July 4 show featuring Greg Allan Band (Tribute to Garth Brooks) Celebrating the music event are Denise Bugay and Jodi Presloid of S&T Bank, and Roger Steele of Groundhog Festival Committee.

FIREwoRkS Thursday, July 4 — 9:30 to 10 p.m.

The community fireworks display will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. For more than 30 years the  Independence  Day  fireworks  display  has been sponsored by the Defelice family. Cook & BEllE (Country music) Friday, July 5 — 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and 9 to 10 p.m.

& Belle travel with a five piece band and production  if  needed.  Having  fun,  playing  great music (variety), and entertaining like nobody’s business is what you get when you make Cook & Belle part of your event. 4Th AnnuAl kIDS TRACToR Pull Saturday, July 6 — 9 to 11 a.m.

The  kids’  tractor  pull  is  located  in  the  park. Registration runs from 9 a.m. The tractors are supplied by the sponsor. The Age categories are: Ages: 4 & 5; Ages: 6 & 7; Ages: 8 & 9. The race follows at 10 a.m. Prizes for winners in each category. ThunDER In ThE BuRRow Saturday, July 6 — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by Punxsutawney Eagle Riders In  2009,  we  came  together  to  ride  and  raise

Bret and Michelle have been performing at various fairs and festivals for the past 15 years. Entertaining  thousands  of  folks  throughout  the U.S.,  this  energetic  duo  is  definitely  a  crowd pleaser. Mixing raw passion, soul, and a gospel influence makes Cook & Belle’s hit country a sound of its own.In the past 10 years, Cook & Belle  have  opened  for  such  artists  as:  Dierks Bentley,  Randy  Travis,  Rascal  Flatts,  Joe Nichols, Joe Diffie, The Charlie Daniels Band, Montgomery Gentry, Tracy Lawrence, Lonestar, Sara Evans, Phil Vasser and Craig Morgan. Cook

money  for  charities.  In  2010,  we  started  the Eagle Riders, raising money by doing charity rides and having chicken barbecues. That year we raised and donated about $4,000 dollars to charities. In 2011, we started our first ride for Special Olympics and raised $3,200 dollars between  the  riders  and  the  Eagles.  We  also  had two other rides and two chicken barbecues to raise and donate around $5,000 dollars to char-

Groundhog Festival Sponsors • 3-H Abrasive Company • 310 Lawn & Garden • 84 Services Fundraising • A & L Auto Sales • Acme Machine & Welding Co. • Advanced Disposal • AFSCME Local 2113 • AGAPE Student Housing • Al's Satellite • Animal Hospital of Punxsutawney • Harry Armour • Balloons By the Bunch • Barkley's House of Gifts • Bath Fitters, Inc. • BFG Manufacturing Services, Inc. • Bill's Small Engine Repair • Bizousky Family Practice • Black Friday Warehouse, LLC • Bugsy's Roofing and Construction • Burke & Sons, Inc. • Burma Corporation • Carulli's Auto Sales • Amy Carlson • Christ The King at Home • Circle K Gifts • Clark Brown Sheet Metal Shop • Clearfield-Jefferson Drug & Alcohol Commission • Cloe Lumber Company • Clown Fish Caricatures • Comcast • Community Action, Inc. • Community First Bank • County National Bank • Country Villa Motel & Restaurant • CRW Home Center • Daniel Ritchie Welding • Danko Auto • Dave Walker Auto Sales • David A. Smith C.P.A. • Deeley Funeral Home • DEL Family Partnership • Down A Country Road • Jon J. Johnston D.M.D. • Kyle Lingenfelter, M.D. FACS • Jack Regis Smelko D.M.D. • Dr. Nathan C. Stebbins • Drs. Smatlak, Gigliotti, Walker • Phillip States, M.D. Family Practice • Dunkel Roofing Co., Inc. • EAGLE Ad Specialties • Elks Lodge #301 • ERC Candles • Fairlady & Company • Femco Holdings, LLC • Fezell's County Market • First Commonwealth Bank • First United Methodist Church • Five Points Used Cars • Frank Roberts & Sons • Fraternal Order of Eagles AERIE #1231 • Fun Zone • Nicholas Gianvito, Attorney at Law • Gilligan Housing & Rentals • Gimmicks Restaurant • Grange Lime & Stone • Groundhog Auto Parts

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• 9 to10 a.m., registration for 4th Annual children’s Pedal Tractor Pull in the park Sponsored by London Farm Supplies • 10 to11 a.m., children’s Pedal Tractor Pull - The tractors are supplied by the sponsor. Prizes for winners in age groups: 4 & 5, 6 & 7, 8 & 9 • 9 to 11:30 a.m., registration for Burrow Thunder at Eagles • noon, motorcycle ride Starts • 10:30 a.m. to noon, Dennie Huber - Balloons • 12:30 to 1 p.m., Dennie Huber - magic • 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Dennie Huber - Balloons • 3 to 5 p.m., On The ridge (Country) • 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., rick Larrimore (Tribute to Rod Stewart) • 9 to 10 p.m., rick Larrimore (2nd Show) groundhog Festival Committee (814) 938-2947 cHEcK OuT Our WEB SITE for more information about the events and any changes in time schedule or cancellations or late additions. Proud member of Pennsylvania State Association of county Fairs Tentative Schedule subject to change, not responsible for typographical errors.

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ContInuEd FroM PaGE 9 ities  for  the  year.  In  2012,  we  had  two  barbecues  and helped one senior with his senior project, a barbecue to raise money for a scholarship in memory of the three boys that died from his class. $2,500 dollars was raised and given in two scholarships for his class. We had our Burrow Thunder ride for Special Olympics, raising $3,000 dollars between the Eagles and the riders, with two other rides  donating  about  $5,000  dollars  as  a  group  for  the year. So far this year, we have had one barbecue and donated two $500 dollar scholarships in memory of the boys that died in 2012. We are now working on our Burrow Thunder ride on July 6 for Special Olympics.  There is a bike show from 9 to 11:30 a.m. with prizes given at 11:30 a.m. Sign up from 9 to 11:30 a.m. for the ride. The ride begins at 12 Noon to approx. 5 p.m. At 6 p.m. there will be food,  drawings  and  a  dance  with  the  band Against  the Grain. Please come and help make this the best year raising money for Special Olympics.

on ThE RIDGE (Country) Saturday, July 6 — 3-5 p.m.

The goal of "On The Ridge" is to put a smile in the hearts of country music fans everywhere! They offer a variety of everything: Classic Country, Top 40 Country, Southern Rock, a little Bluegrass and their own original songs. The musicians of “On The Ridge” have covered a wide variety of music genres, which gives “On The Ridge” both a

Saturday, July 6 features “On the Ridge” sponsored by First Commonwealth bank (l. to r.) Promoting the event are Leslie Fryer and Laurie young of First Commonwealth Bank and Dee Lyle of Groundhog Festival Committee.

kickin’country sound and a smooth, classic feel. Featured in the band are Marcie Covey on lead vocals, Paul Leo on

Groundhog Festival Sponsors • Paul Beatty Jewelers • Peoples Twp., LLC • Pittsburgh Sports Memories • Pizza Hut / Wingstreet • PNC Bank • Primary Health Network • Priority First Federal Credit Union • Production Abrasives, Inc. • Proform Powdered Metals, Inc. • Punxsutawney Area Education Assoc. • Punxsutawney Area Historical & Genealogical Society • Punxsutawney Career Women's Club • Punxsutawney Hometown magazine • Punxsutawney Lions Club • Punxsutawney REACT • Punxsutawney Rotary Club • The Punxsutawney Spirit • Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild • Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce • Punxsutawney Community Center • Punxsutawney Groundhog Club • Punxsy Medical Supply • Punxy Phil's Family Restaurant • R. D. Brown Memorials • Ragley's True Value • Rebucks Southside Service • Redneck Electric • Renda Radio, Inc. • Richard L. Fait Funeral Home • Roseman's Florist & Gifts • R.T.I. Machining & Fab., LLC • Rumors Tavern • Randy "The Wizard" Rupert • Sam Smith - State Representative • Satellite Connection • Cindy & Chad Saxton • S & T Bank • Schreckengost Gifts • Scott VanLeer's State Farm Insurance • Anthony J. Seliga Auto Sales • Senior Assist Services • Sheetz of Punxsutawney • Shields Insurance Agency • Shultz's Welding & Contracting • Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc. • Smith Hauling, Inc. • Bernard P. Snyder, Jefferson Co. Coroner • SS. Cosmas & Damian Church • Standard Pennant Co. • Star Iron Works, Inc. • Stealth Transport Inc. • Roger and Mary Steele • Michael Stello C.P.A. • Steve's Greenhouse • Stockdale Mine Supply, LLC continued on next page

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drums, Gary Russak on bass guitar, Rob Coutch on keyboards, Jim Yoemans Jr. on lead guitar and Dave Cook on fiddle. So come out for a kickin' good country time!

On Saturday, July 6, Rick Larrimore pays Tribute to Rod Stewart. co-sponsored by The Walston Club. (l. to r.) Shelly Fait of Walston Club presents a check to Peg Henninger of Groundhog Festival Committee.

RICk lARRImoRE (Tribute to Rod Stewart) Saturday, July 6 — 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and 9 to 10 p.m. This show is an exciting, unique stage show guaranteed to dazzle and entertain audiences every time! Performing hits such as: “Forever Young”, “Maggie May”, “Have I Told You Lately?” and many more, the show covers the rock legend’s entire career from his early years, through the disco 80’s, to great American classics!  With enthusiastic and energetic performances, this is as close to a genuine Rod Stewart concert as you could imagine! • • •

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