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Punxsutawney Celebrates Summer The Annual Groundhog Festival Kicks off on July 4th By Louisa Roberts of Hometown magazine

esidents of the Punx’y area and thousands of visitors are anxiously awaiting the 44th annual celebration of the Groundhog Festival. Each year, members of the Groundhog Festival Committee

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munity. And just like the event 44 years ago, the Groundhog Festival continues to offer a range of popular attractions, including concerts, food booths, vendors, and a variety of other entertainment throughout the week. The summer celebration comes together through the work of a dedicated group of volunteers. The Festival Committee says that the

Schedule of Events • 7-8 p.m. & 8:30-9:30 p.m. - Denny Diamond & The Family Jewels Tribute to Neil Diamond • 9:30-9:45 p.m. - Fireworks

All WEEK lONG EvENTS Sunday, July 4 Thru Saturday, July 10 • No Pets/No Bicycles/ • No Skateboards/Scooters/Rollerblades • No Solicitation in the Park Food vendors in Barclay Square/Arts and Crafts vendors/Sponsor vendors • Bring Lawn Chairs-No Seating Available • Rides & Games - Provided by Fun Zone, Sun-Sat. 1-4 p.m. & 5-9 p.m. • CHURCHES AND ORGANIZATIONS BAKE SAlES - Monday thru Saturday July 5-10th • SUNDAES IN THE PARK - Pine St. Social Center 11 am-? • Children Activities in the Park Monday thru Saturday Ages 4-8, 2-2:30 p.m. • REACT-FIRST AID BOOTH

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• 10 am-Noon - Children’s Workshops • 11:00-11:45 a.m. - Sylvia & The Magic Trunk • Noon-12:45 p.m. - Jesse & James - Mutts Gone Nuts Dog Show • 1-1:45 p.m. - Dennie Huber Magic • 2-2:30 p.m. - Kids Projects in the Park Ages 4-8 • 3-3:45 p.m. - Jesse & James Mutts Gone Nuts Dog Show • 4-4:45 p.m. - Sylvia & The Magic Trunk • 5-5:45 p.m. - Dennie Huber Magic • 7:30-8:30 p.m. & 9-10 p.m. - The Softwinds - Oldies

• 11-12:30 p.m. - Registration (free) for Punxsy Festival custom car show at Powell & Associates parking lot • 12:30-3 p.m. - The 4th Annual Punxsutawney Groundhog Cruz Custom Car and Hot Rod Show

(Front Row, left to right) Brooke Henninger, Cindy Saxton, Dee Lyle, Sally Sallack, Mary McFarland, Brenda Cekovsky, Jen Pavlak; (2nd Row) Jay Philliber, Norma Martin, Mary Steele, Sandy Pavlak, Brenda Kromer, Nancy Shields, Kay Anthony; (3rd Row) Roger Steele, Joe Henninger; Missing from Picture: Peg Henninger & Ursula Albino

work hard to bring a special schedule of entertainment events and food vendors for the enjoyment of local and area residents. The festival, scheduled this year from Sunday, July 4 through Saturday, July 10, originated from an idea of the Chamber of Commerce in 1966 as a week-long celebration to entertain the com-

mission of the festival still remains the same as the vision of the first planners — to provide a family-oriented summer celebration for our community and Punxsutawney Phil. The experience of the members, along with their gencontinued on page 5

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A STAT MedEvac Bring your bike and helmet and a parent or guardian for registration. helicopter Rodeo consists of several stations including bicycle inspection, fitting of & fire truck helmets, bicycle and traffic safety rules and riding skills obstacle course. will be on display Riders will earn a Bicycle Driver’s License and a chance to win a new bike or other prizes

Schedule continued from previous page Categories for Teddy Bears: 1. Western Bear; 2. Birthday Bear; 3. Vacation Bear; 4. Bath Time Bear; 5. My Bear and I (Dressed Alike) • 10 am - Teddy Bear Picnic. Rain location - 2nd Floor of Eagles

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BAKE SALES Monday thru Saturday — July 5th thru July 10th If you’re hungry for some "tasty treats" then look no further! Several different organizations are hosting a bake sale during festival week! They will include such tempting items such as cookies, brownies, pies and cakes and are available on the following days beginning at 10 am in the park. The hosts are listed along with the day of their participation. Monday-Woodland Avenue Church Tuesday-To Be Announced Wednesday-Mahoning Towers Thursday-Rossiter UMC Friday-To Be Announced Saturday-Cloe UMC FIRST AID-BY REACT (ALL WEEK) Punxsutawney Radio Emergency Service, Inc.REACT#3522 is a non-profit organization with the purpose to assist State and local authorites during times of public emergencies, such as traffic accidents, disasters and medical emergencies. All attempts are to better our community and surrounding areas. KIDS PRoJECTS IN THE PARK Daily Starting July 5 — 2-2:30 p.m. Great kids projects for kids ages 4-8 years old. Sponsored by the Groundhog Festival Committee

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• 1-1:45 p.m. - Sylvia & The Magic Trunk • 2-2:30 p.m. - Kids Projects in the Park • 3-3:45 p.m. - Dennie Huber - Magic • 4-4:45 p.m. - Jesse & James Mutts Gone Nuts - Dog Show • 5-5:45 p.m. - Dennie Huber - Magic • 7:30-8:30 p.m. & 9-10 p.m. - Bruce in the USA -Tribute to Bruce Springsteen

JUlY 7th-WEDNESDAY • 10 a.m.-Noon - Children’s Workshops Elementary Age at the Lattimer House • 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale at Carriage House • 11-11:30 a.m. - Diaper Derby Race - followed by the Tot Trot Race • 11-11:45 p.m. - Belmont Magic • 12-12:30 p.m. - Zooperstars • Noon-3:00 p.m. - Dennie Huber - Balloons • 1-1:45 p.m. - Airborne Jugglers • 2-2:30 p.m. - Kids Projects in the Park, Ages 4-8 • 3-3:45 p.m. - Belmont Magic • 4-4:30 p.m. - Zooperstars • 5-5:45 pm - Airborne Jugglers

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Beatty, Kyle Beatty, and John Sproull. Lindsey and Kempton are sophomore's in high school, while Kyle and John are freshmen in high school. Lindsey, Kempton, and Kyle all live in Punxsutawney, while John lives outside of Punx’y in Big Run. Our fiddle players for the band include Julia Voris from the middle school and Ryan Sutter, a sophomore at the high school. They are influenced by bands like Relient K, Pillar, and Hawk Nelson. They usually play wherever they can, including churches, benefit concerts, and other events upon invitation. This is a friendly band that would love to chat with anyone who wants to know more about them! This event is sponsored by Miller Brothers.

Gospel Music on Sunday, July 4th - "The Third Degree", "Crossover" & "This is True" from the Punxsutawney Christian School, is sponsored by Miller Brothers Furniture. (left to right) Peg Henninger, Kathy Neal (Miller Brothers) & Kay Anthony

CRoSSovER Sunday, July 4 — 2-4:30 p.m. www.crossover-quartet.com A southern gospel family singing group located in central Pennsylvania, in the small town of Mahaffey. CrossOver began it’s music ministry at the Pennsylvania State Singing Convention in Martinsburg, Pa. We have had the pleasure of singing, to date, at other gospel sings, church services, along with private dinners and yes even at our local mall. God’s word clearly says, “Go ye into all the world and preach my word” to us, this means we too must go anywhere and sing and witness to others about the saving

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PUNXSUTAWNEY CHRISTIAN SCHooL PRAISE BAND Sunday, July 4 — 4-5 p.m. "This is True" is comprised of six high school students from the Punxsutawney Christian School. Originally, the band was created to play at school functions, but this quickly grew into something much more special. "This is True" has performed at the Rotary Club tree lighting ceremony, a National Day of Prayer breakfast at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, and they hosted a benefit concert for an orphanage in Haiti following the earthquake. The band's

mission is to bring people to God using Christian rock music. They want to show everyone how much fun worshiping God can be. The members of "This is True" are Jacob Renwick-bass guitar, Caleb Fugate-vocals, Caleb Dinger-vocals, drums, guitar and keyboard, Lindsey Reed- vocals, drums and guitar, Issac Fugate-bass guitar, and Jesse Venturini-lead guitar. "This is True" is dedicating their performance to the memory of Deb Frye. Her strength and courage is an inspiration to all. This event is sponsored by Miller Brothers.

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• 10 a.m. - Noon - Children’s Workshops - Elementary Age at the Lattimer House • 11-11:45 p.m. - Belmont Magic • Noon-12:30 p.m. - Zooperstars • Noon-4 p.m. - Dennie Huber - Balloons • 1-1:45 p.m. - Airborne Jugglers • 2-2:30 p.m. - Kids Projects in the Park Ages 4-8 • 3-3:30 p.m. - Zooperstars • 4-4:45 p.m. - Belmont Magic • 5-5:45 p.m. - Airborne Jugglers • 6-6:30 p.m. - Zooperstars • 7:30-8:30 p.m. & 9-10 p.m. - Midnight Special - 70,80,90’s Rock & Roll

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• 10 am-Noon - Bike Rodeo at Harmon Field • 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Dennie Huber Balloons • 2-4 p.m. - Star Wars Characters (Strolling in the Park) • 12-2 pm - Moore Brothers • 2-2:30 p.m. - Kids Projects in the Park Ages 4-8 • 3-4 p.m. - Hot Foot Harry - Classic Rock/Country • 4-5:30 p.m. - Denny & The New Twisters - Oldies • 7:30-8:30 p.m. * 9-10 p.m. - Ryan Pelton - Tribute to Elvis

FIREWoRKS Sunday, July 4th The community fireworks display will begin at 9:30 p.m. on July 4th. For more than 30plus years the Independence Day fireworks display has been sponsored by the Defelice family. Sponsored by Thermal Gard Building Products and Local Distributor Burke and Sons. PUNXSUTAWNEY AREA HISToRICAL AND GENEALoGICAL SoCIETY July 5th thru July 9th — 10 a.m. - Noon The Punxsutawney Area Historical and Genealogical Society will host different Early Days - Children's Activities on the Lattimer Porch M-T-W-T-F from 10 a.m. noon each day. For additional information, please call the museum at 938-2555. SYLvIA AND THE MAGIC TRUNK vENTRILoqUIST Monday, July 5 11-11:45 a.m. and 4-4:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 6 11-11:45 a.m. and 1-1:45 p.m. www.mylipsdontmove.com World renowned professional Ventriloquist, Comedian, Singer, Sylvia Fletcher will dazzle you with her amazing talent, charismatic singing, lively unforgettable characters, inanimate objects, and voice illusions that will lure audiences into her magical and intriguing world of comedy. Sylvia's performances are like no others you will experience. This show is a true production masterpiece that will leave you laughing, singing and in pure amazement at her incredible talent. See the show that is nothing short of Ventastic!!

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JESSE & JAMES & MUTTS GoNE NUTS! Monday, July 5 12-12:45 p.m. and 3-3:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 6 12-12:45 p.m. and 4-4:45 p.m. www.jessieandjames.com Since 1985, Jessie and James have brought their unique blend of physical comedy and circus arts to audiences from Las Vegas to Tokyo. The husband and wife comedy team spent three years with Lee Greenwood at his theater in Pigeon Forge Tennessee and for the past seven years they have been the featured comedy act at Dolly Parton’s Theaters in Myrtle Beach and Orlando. They've opened for Ray Romano, Kenny Rogers and the Smothers Brothers. Jessie and James have entertained the Bushes and the Clintons and have made numerous television appearances including TNNs The Statler Brothers' Show. Known for their slapstick, unicycle and tightrope routines, they have chosen lately to focus their energy on a comedy dog act with their six rescue dogs.

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THE FABULoUS SoFTWINDS Monday, July 5 7:30-8:30 p.m. and 9-10 p.m. www.thesoftwinds.com The original Softwinds were formed in 1960 and have performed at a number of venues in Pittsburgh and the surrounding tri-state area, from dinner dances, resorts, and casinos, to car cruises, festivals, and other celebrations. As they've been told by their fans, they doo-wop “the way it should be" with a wide range of vo-

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uine dedication to the festival, brings about the major summer attraction we look forward to year after year. But although the committee presents an eventful lineup in the park, it could not be done without the community. Festival Chairperson, Roger Steele informs us, “We are totally supported by the sponsorships, vendor fees and through the co-ownership of the souvenir shop. We invest all monies collected in entertainment, security, facility enrichment, such as the bandstand canopy and the electrical systems. Our bylaws restrict any committee member from receiving any payment for their community service.”

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cals and tight group harmonies. They perform tunes in a variety of styles, while remaining true to the doo-wop category. From a style that builds on progressive voices as when they do "At the Hop," to the classics as when they do "Come Go With Me," "I Only Have Eyes For You," and "In the Still of the Night." This is a group that has the versatility to also do songs that became popular during the later doo-wop revival of the 60's. Songs like "Runaround Sue," "Barbara Ann," and "I Really Love You." The Softwinds recorded two original songs entitled "Cross My Heart" and "Oh Baby," both on the HAC label. In 2008, the Softwinds released their first CD, entitled "Let Us Turn Back the Years," a collection of original songs and crowd favorites. The CD contains originals "Turn Back the Years," "This I Will Do," and "Thinking of You." Join the Softwinds to hear some of the doo-wop sounds that you love. Sponsored by the Punxsutawney Rotary Club TEDDY BEAR PICNIC Tuesday, July 6th The popular Teddy Bear Parade and Picnic will return again to Punx’y. Sponsored by the C a r e e r Women’s Club, the event will take place in Barclay Square. Registration will be held at 9:30 continued on next page

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Steele invites the community to join in the events, beginning Sunday the Fourth and running through the following Saturday. And with its mix of its traditional treats and entertaining activities, the Groundhog Festival committee guarantees another exciting year in Barclay Square. During the day, visitors to the festival can enjoy the Kids Zone rides and children’s games, magicians, ventriloquists, scooter and diaper derby races, and much more. Steele promises that “because there are around 18 food stands and 40 vendors, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.” Since the festival’s beginnings, Barclay Square has been the location for the celebration. Today, the festival has become the major summer attraction. Although it’s tough to estimate the number of attendees each day, Steele commented, “People keep coming back because of the free local, regional, and national entertainers and the clean, family environment.” Performances on the bandstand always draw the largest crowds. Over the last 20 years, it is estimated that there have been over 130 bands in addition to the variety of entertainment that is selected to perform. Some highlights this year include tributes to Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Presley, Unbridled Country Music, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Classic Rock bands. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and then again at 9 p.m. each night of the festival, with the exception of July 4 when the firework performance fills the sky at 9:30. The complete schedule of events and highlights for the week are listed inside this issue and also found at the Festival Committee’s website: www.groundhogfestival.com. •••

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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: Western Bear Birthday Bear Vacation Bear Bath Time Bear My Bear and I (Dressed Alike) In the event of rain,the parade and picnic will be moved to the second floor of the F.O. Eagles building on East Mahoning Street directly across from Barclay Square. Sponsored by The Career Women’s Club CHILDREN’S ACTIvITIES/INFo JEFFERSoN CoUNTY HEAD START Tuesday, July 6th and Thursday, July 8th 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Greetings from Jefferson-Clarion Head Start and Early Head Start Programs to all who come out to this year’s "Groundhog Festival"! We hope you take advantage of all that the week has to offer. In the mean time, we are taking applications for our FREE HIGH QUALITY PROGRAMS, now serving children to age 5 and expectant women. Call 1-800-628-6150 for information and an application, or visit our website at www.jcheadstart.com to learn more and download your application. Give your child a great start to a BRIGHT FUTURE! Remember to visit us in the park for a free child’s activity while you are there! FACE PAINTING July 6th and 8th — 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. The Make-A-Wish Foundation will be face painting in the park. BRUCE IN THE USA TRIBUTE To BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Tuesday, July 6 — 7:30-8:30 p.m. & 9-10 p.m. www.bruceintheusa.com Bruce In The USA is much more than just another tribute… This high-energy musical experience is a note-perfect and visually accurate recreation of a Bruce Springsteen and The E. St. Band show. Matt Ryan, from the World Famous "Legends In Concert" cast, played the Springsteen character for eight years, in their "full scale" Las Vegas show. The great success with "Legends" evolved his character into the Bruce In The USA show. His amazing portrayal of "The Boss" (not to mention his jaw-dropping resemblance) is as close as you can get to see the real thing in concert. Backed by a strong, powerful Clarence "The Big Man" Clemence…and a smokin' handed "Little Stevie," Bruce In The USA takes this genre of performance art to a whole new level. Making it the World's #1 Tribute to the E. St. Band's legacy. To millions of diehard fans around the world, it's Springsteen's marathon, party-like performances that have elevated him to hero status. Bruce's legendary concerts (in the largest are-

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nas) sell-out within hours of their announced sale. For those even lucky enough to get a ticket, there was nothing that could fill the aching void in between Bruce's long-awaited tours…until now. The Bruce In The USA show was born on the Las Vegas Strip in the winter of 2004, with it's debut at the Aladdin Hotel and Casino's majestic "V Theatre". The West Coast's most acclaimed musicians and characters were casted into a double-take version of the E. St. Band. Bruce In The USA assaulted the senses in a funfilled and exciting party atmosphere on the Vegas Strip, while suspending disbelief for even the toughest skeptics. They've been met with critical acclaim by even the toughest skeptics, from the Stone Pony, Asbury Park to House Of Blues' and large theatres across the country, where sell out crowds are on their feet from the first song to the last. Clarence Clemence himself, joined the band on stage in New York, claiming after the show that it was the greatest Tribute he's ever seen… Can't argue with "The Big Man" Co-Sponsored by S&T Bank. FRIENDS oF THE LIBRARY ANNUAL BooK SALE Wednesday, July 7th — 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Thursday, July 8th — 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Avid readers will enjoy this! The Friends of the Library Annual Used Book Sale at the Carriage House of the Pantall Hotel has something for everyone. A huge selection of best sellers, paperbacks, romance novels, nonfiction and science fiction books. All profits from the sale go toward the Punxsutawney Memorial Library. DIAPER DERBY RACE Wednesday, July 7th — 10:30 a.m. The little ones will crawl straight into your heart as they compete for this year’s championship. I’m sure this photo opportunity will be attended by moms, dad, grandparents even aunts and uncles. Registration for entries will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the first heat race to start at 11 am. The Diaper Derby is limited to crawling babies only. The little ones, cheered on by family members, will be crawling toward the finish line on a special padded surface. The total number of heats will be determined by the amount of entries. The winner of each heat will be awarded a prize and will move on to the "Crawl Off" to determine this year’s champion.

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ToT TRoT RACE Wednesday, July 7th — following the Diaper Derby The "Tot Trot" Race for new walkers will immediately follow the Diaper Derby. Contestants who are 12- 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 10:30 a.m. and the race will follow the Diaper Derby. BELMoNT MAGIC Wednesday, July 7 — 11-11:45 a.m. & 3-3:45 p.m. www.wizardsfestivaloffun.com Al Belmont presents family entertainment at its best. Thousands of adults and children from coast to coast have enjoyed the magician and the tons of magical illusions in his hour and a

half stage-show. The Belmont Magic Show is fast moving, lots of fun and packed with really great magic and illusions. In addition to the Jack Gwynne Award for Excellence in Presentation from an international gathering of more than 700 magicians, Belmont's credits include appearances at the Ocean City Music Pier, MT Performing Arts Center and Northern Quest Casino as well as Six Flags Great Adventure, Hersheypark and Kings Dominion. Presented in the classical style of America's greatest magicians, Belmont's show brims with mirth, magic and fresh, original material like his signature "Liberty Bell" illusion, Art Nouveau - a mind blowing illusion in which a painting comes to life, a floating lady illusion that is, well, "just magical!" and Damocles Wall of Swords presented with lots of production values including fiber-optic drops, creative lighting, water curtains, sets and other special effects to give audiences a true theatrical experience. Proven showmanship and so many great illusions add up to a great show. Every performance includes lots of audience participation. Belmont strives to present great tricks in a bright, light-hearted, fun style ideal for your family. A menagerie of dogs, rabbits and birds are also featured in this potpourri of magic from around the world. Known for his captivating voice and warm rapport with his audience, whether presenting his classic Magic Show or a themed show like his "Halloween Spooktacular" or "Christmas Magic Spectacular", Belmont creates great entertainment designed to elicit wonder, a smile and something to tell your friends about! ZooPERSTARS!! Wednesday, July 7 12-12:30 p.m. & 4-4:30 p.m. & 6-6:30 p.m. www.zooperstars.com

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nightclubs. The success enjoyed by The Greaseband has not come by chance. Aside from a unique blend of talented members, their offstage friendship and humor over the years has resulted in an on-stage delivery of spontaneous and infectious fun. This, coupled with an extensive repertoire, allows them incredible flexibility in any given situation. Each show is fully customized to the audience, occasion and venue. The Greaseband offers a completely self-contained production package which includes an adaptable variety of sound and lighting systems, supervised and operated by an efficient, professional stage crew. With remarkable consistency,

BETA SoRoRITY’S SALAD LUNCHEoN Thursday July 8 — 11 a.m. - ? The Punxsutawney’s Beta Sorority will host the annual Salad Luncheon during the Groundhog Festival week on Thursday, July 8 at the Presbyterian Church at the corner of South Findley Street and Union Street. The doors will open at 11 a.m. just in time for an early lunch and will remain open until the salads are all enjoyed!A large variety of salads will be available to include Hot German Potato Salad, Broccoli, Pasta, Cole Slaw, Turkey Salad, a variety of Jello Salads. There will be Deviled Eggs, Pickled Eggs along with many delicious desserts! The Beta Soriety was originally affiliated with local YMCA. When it closed the group decided to go out on their own and raise money to donate to support community efforts. In recent years they have donated to the Punxsutawney Memorial Library, local food banks, Lions Club just to name a few. We will also award two college scholarships to local deserving students each year during high school Class Night.We are a non-profit organization, donating all money raised back to the community. THREE WHEEL AND SCooTER RACES Thursday, July 8th The three wheel races will be run in two age categories; ages 3 and 4 and ages 5/6/7. Registration for the age category I will be at 9:30 a.m. and age category II will be at 10 a.m. Race time from ages 3 and 4 is 10 a.m. and race time for ages 5/6/7 will be 10:30 a.m. Registration for the Scooter races will be at 10:30 a.m. The first heat of category I will go green at 11 a.m. No power assisted scooters will be eligible for registration. The scooter races will wrap up race day in Barclay Square. No burn outs will be tolerated but checker flags laps will be authorized for each champion. AS SEEN oN Tv WoRLD PIZZA CHAMPIoNS Thursday, July 8th — 8:30 p.m. Patt Miller & Ryan Larose, accompanied by Casey Cole will appear in a special encore performance during the Punx-

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tricks like across the shoulders, through the legs, two-at-a-time and floor movements. Followed by a demonstration that brings audience members on stage to try and learn how to toss a pizza. Team members have appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, Tony Danza Show, The Tonight Show, The Ellen Show, ESPN, Food Network, Rachel Ray Show, Emeril Live, Good Morning America, The Early Show, ABC, CNN, BBC, RAI & Sabato Gigante. They have come together to form an affiliation to promote their restaurants and skills. Individually each of them have performed on shows across the nation, but now they plan to tour the world as a team. The World Pizza Champions™, America's #1 Pizza Team™, perform and/or compete at numerous festivals, fairs, sporting events, and food shows all year long. They have won more gold medals than any other pizza team in the world. Additional performances will be staged on Friday July 9 on South Findley Street in downtown Punxsutawney. The shows will be at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. More information can be obtained at www.WorldPizzaChampions.com UNBRIDLED - CoUNTRY MUSIC Thursday, July 8 7:30-8:30 p.m. & 9-10 p.m. www.unbridledband.com

As some may know, Unbridled wasn't always a country band. We were a Top 40 dance band for 12 1/2 years. We were called Metro. When the music style started going heavily into rap and we didn't want to pursue that avenue, so we decided to play country music. As we played the country music some of our fans from Metro came out and asked us if we could play any of the dance music from Metro. Our response to that was that we were a country band and that is what we should play. After repeatedly being asked to play some dance music we gave in and started to play a few dance songs. The floor was always packed when we played the dance

music, and we had a few club owners ask if we thought we could do an entire night of dance music. The band discussed the idea, and we decided to do TWO BANDS . We will still be Unbridled for the country music, but, we will also be known as METRO. We will play music of the 80's, 90's and today. So you can have the best of both worlds. If you see Unbridled advertised, you can expect to hear and dance to great country music. This event is sponsored by Proform Powdered Metals.

MIDNIGHT SPECIAL Friday, July 9 — 7:30-8:30 p.m. & 9-10 p.m. www.MidnightSpecialLive.com On a frigid New Years Eve show in 1976 when two local Cincinnati bands where scheduled to perform together, all seemed like just another Happy New Year's show with the slight exception that only ONE member from each band had showed up! So just who where these two prompt and punctual professionals you ask? Well, no

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other than founding members Gregg St.Charles and Joey Von Richter who then scrambled to collect enough pocket change to make a few calls to find some other musicians to help cover the night. Well, what went down on that special night was nothing short of a belated Christmas Miracle, for on that magical night was forged the beginning of a band that would come and go for the next 30 years. Midnight Special

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then went on to tour nationally becoming one of the country's premier Rock N Roll shows, opening for countless Headliners, Fairs, Theaters, Festivals and Theme Parks. Midnight Special also enjoyed regional success on Polygraph Records with the release of "Eye to Eye" and "Dixie Normous" (a Southern Rock Anthem ironically banned in the south.) Speaking of Southern Rock..... Midnight Special was also the 1st band in documented history to have "FREEBIRD" screamed out at a concert event. This live music ritual has since continued on through the last four decades and continues to be practiced today at any given concert event no matter how unlikely it is that it will be played. Now marks the 30 year Anniversary of one of America's All Time Great Rock N Roll shows performing a collection of classic 70s rock from the list of Greatest Songs of All Time in true 70s fashion. Midnight Special still has ALL of there original Vintage instruments and stage equipment from there last tour "Endowed & Proud! 82" making this a very authentic trip back to 70s Rock n Roll with that 70s Band...Midnight Special. This event is Co-Sponsored by First Commonwealth Bank.

KIDS TRACToR PULL Saturday, July 10th — 9:30-10 a.m. The kids tractor pull is located in the park. Registration runs from 9:30-10 a.m. *The tractors are supplied by the sponsor. The age categories are: Ages 3 & 4 Ages 5 & 6 Ages 7& 8 The race follows at 10-10:30 a.m. Prizes for winners in each category. Sponsored By London Farm In Memory of Dave London BIKE RoDEo AT HARMoN FIELD Saturday, July 10 — 10 a.m. - Noon To promote proper bicycle safety, Jefferson County EMS and STAT MedEvac are teaming up with Punx’y Fire Department and Punx’y Borough Police to offer a Bicycle Rodeo. Participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and must register prior to the event. Each child will need to bring their bike with their helmet to register. During the Rodeo the riders will go through several stations continued on next page

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ss.C.d. Lawn festival for the Lawn festival will begin at 9:30 p.m. sunday, August 8. They commemorate the 125Th AnniversAry of the Parish

• Howard Hanna - Allemang Realty • indiana First Bank • indiana Sports Cards,Nascar and Comics • iSDA • Jacque Perry insurance, inc. • J.R. Resources, L. P. • JAWCo Fire, inc • Jeff Billett electric • Jefferson Machine Co. • Jefferson Grocery/ Comet Market • Joanne M. Garrett Studio • Joe's Drive-in • John e. Quatroche v.M.D. • Johnston Furniture • Jon J. Johnston D.M.D. • theodor i. Kaufman, MD • Ken McFarland's Selective Cars • Kendall's Kreations • Kengersky Agency • tracy Knittle • Kuntz Chevy-Pontiac-Buick • Cammy Lester • L.G. Hetager Drilling, inc. • Dr. Kyle Lingenfelter • London Farms • Lowmaster & Warden, inc. • Luis Morales • Lukehart & Lundy • M. Blose & Sons inc • Mahoning valley Milling Co • Management Services & Development, LtD • Marion Center Bank • Mr. & Mrs. Noel Martin • Mary's Place Restaurant & Catering • Penny May • McCabe Funeral Home • the Medicine Shoppe • Michael Stello C.P.A. • Miller Brothers Furniture • Cesar Morales • Henry Morales • Morris & Morris Atty • Mulberry Square • Neko's Family Restaurant • Nick's Corner Lunch • Novelteeze • ottbear traders, inc. • P & N Coal Co., inc. • Pantall Hotel, inc. • Paul Beatty Jewelers, inc. • Phyllis B's Wicked Stitches • Pittsburgh Sports Memories • PNC Bank • Pride • Production Abrasives • Proform Powdered Metals., inc. • Prudential - Charles Riggie • Punxsutawney Area Historical & Gen. Soc. • Punxsutawney Career Women's Club • Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce • Punxsutawney Christian School   • Punxsutawney Community Center  • Punxsutawney Dental, inc. • Punxsutawney Hometown Pharmacy, LLC • Punxsutawney Lions Club • Punxsutawney Groundhog Club • Punxsutawney Mayor's Drug task Force

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2nd Prize La-Z-Boy Recliner *donated by Johnston Furniture

3rd Prize 1100 W LG Blu-ray disc Home Theater System

*donated by Punxsy Hometown Pharmacy

4th Prize $300 in Sheetz Gas Cards *donated by Mahoning Valley Milling

5th Prize 8GB iPod Touch with $100 iTunes card

punxsutawney sleep Center, LLC & Klingensmith healthCare heaLth fair Day Wednesday, july 7, 2010

• Tour of Sleep Lab • CPaP/BiPaP demonstrations • Free Leg Vein Screening • Refreshments and Giveaways Stop in and check us out… 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

214 W Mahoning St. • Punx’y

Phone 814.618.2064

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*donated by Medicine Shoppe Punx’y

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

Punxsutawney Hometown

tickets: $5.00 each or book of 5 for $20.00

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including bicycle inspection, fitting of safety helmets, bicycle and traffic safetyrules, and a bicycle skills obstacle course. Sponsored by Jefferson Co. EMS & State Med Evac, Punxsutawney Fire Department & Boro Police MooRE BRoTHERS Saturday, July 10 — 12-2 p.m. www.themoorebrothers.com

Meet the Moore Brothers, the pride of central Pennsylvania. The Moore Brothers come from a musical family of fifteen children. They are comprised of four brothers, Rick, Mike, Bill, and John and also feature Mike's wife Janie. The brothers started playing professionally with their father's country band when they were just small children. Today they are one of the most polished, professional country show bands in the country. Because they have entertained so many different kinds of audiences, it is only natural that their music would reflect a wide variety of musical tastes. They are one of the few bands that can play it all - New Country, Traditional Country, Classic Rock, Big Band, and so much more. The Brothers have played states all over the country including, Georgia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Ohio, Rhode Island, New York, Alabama, and West Virginia. They have even entertained the United States Marines at Paris Island.

STAR WARS-STRoLLING IN THE PARK Saturday, July 10 — 2-4 p.m. www.501stgarrisoncarida.org Garrison Carida, the local chapter of the 501ST Legion is a group of volunteers serving PA, DE, WVA. Members portray the Dark Evil Side Characters of Star Wars . They participate in, and spearhead public service initiatives, charity events, and promotional special appearances to benefit the community. These individuals truly are “the Bad Guys doing Good things.” Garrison Carida is a part of the 501st Legion, “The Worlds Definitive Imperial Star Wars Costuming Organization”. Endorsed and preferred by Lucas Film LTD. The group participates in events such as Make-a-Wish, Autism - Kidney Walks, Special Olympics, Sunshine Foundation, Franklin Institute, and 9 local children’s hospitals. HoT FooT HARRY Saturday, July 10 — 3-4 p.m. www.hotfootharry.com Hot Foot Harry was founded in early 2007, after Dave Foote & Dave Hawk had just wrapped up a three-year stint playing as "The Fender Benders", backing up Pork McElhinny. And by the end of

• Punxsutawney Medical Associates • Punxsutawney Medical Supply • Punxsutawney ReACt • Punxsutawney Rotary Club • the Punxsutawney Spirit • Punxsutawney theatre Arts Guild inc • Punx’y Phil's • R. D. Brown Memorials • Ragley's true value • Randy McCubbin • Rebuck’s Southside Service • Richard L. Fait Funeral Home • Roseman's Florist • Randy "the Wizard" Rupert • S & t Bank • Schreckengost Gifts • Scott vanLeer's State Farm insurance • Donna Shields • Shields insurance Agency • Smatlak & Gigliotti DMD. P.C. • Smith Hauling inc. • Sam Smith • Spotts Music Center • SS. Cosmas & Damian Church • Standard Pennant Co. • Star iron Works, inc. • Dr. Nathan C. Stebbins • Roger and Mary Steele • Steve's Greenhouse • Stockdale Mine Supply, inc. • Subway Sandwiches • the Yellow Book • thermal Gard Building Products, inc. • thirty Six Uptown Graphix • tom Siple Memorial Foundation • trailhead Gallery • tri County H.o.G. inc. • t.W. Phillips Gas & oil Co. • vanderpool Auto Sales • veolia environmental Services • villella's Meats • Wal-Mart # 2664 • Walston Club • Walter's Crafty Corner • Weather Capital Sales • Michele West • Junior R. Worthington • WPXZ Radio • Mr. & Mrs James Yeager • Ye olde Stonehouse • Yenzi Coal Company

FRieNDS: • Cloe United Methodist • Friends of the Library • Jefferson/Clarion Co. Head Start, inc. • Jefferson Co. eMS • Mahoning towers • Pine Street Social Center • Po-Folks-Relay team • Punx’y Beta Phi Zeta Chi Sorority • Rossiter Calvary United Methodist Church • Splash • Michael vancheri, DMD • Woodland Ave Methodist Church •••

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italian Day in Punxsutawney ~ July 9, 2010 wFamily Fun wFree Treats wSidewalk Sales World Pizza champions wPhoto Opportunities Shows at 3:30 and 5:30 wExhibition of Local Talent

Meet and Greet with Punx’y Phil

South Findley St.

STEvE’S florist & Greenhouse

Fresh Flowers Gifts

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109 CLEVELAnD STREET, Punx’y

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Thistle & Pine Celtic & Country Collectibles

celtic Festival & British car Show Sat. - Oct. 2nd 10 -5 entertainment, Food, Fun $1.00 admittance

7570 Rt. 119, Marion Center,

724-397-2442 tues. - Sat. 10.a.m. to. 5 p.m.

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B’s Books, etc. Slightly Used Books NEW LoCATIoN: 122 E. Mahoning St. Location of former Animal Hospital

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2006, Pork was off to the bright of lights Nashville, and Dave & Dave had to start thinking about shifting gears. So after about ten seconds disthey cussed adding their friend, Randy George into the mix and became Hot Foot Harry. Dave & Dave also can be seen playing with" Denny & The New Twisters", and Randy George also performs regularly as a member of the well-known "The Wrangler Band". With three strong vocals, a powerful 3-piece style, and a diverse repertoire, Hot Foot Harry can definitely keep a crowd dancing and coming back for more! DENNY & THE TWISTERS REFUELED AND READY To CRUISE Saturday July 10th — 4-5:30 p.m. The original version of Denny and the Tw i s t e r s was origin a l l y formed in 1999 Starting with a songlist of extremely popular

'oldies', primarily from the 50s & 60s, and a great deal of musical talent the band took off very quickly. The Twisters enjoyed great success and quickly developed a loyal following of fans as they played regularly from late 1999 through early 2004, but like most good things, this came to an end and The Twisters all parted friends and went off to pursue other musical interests. Fast forward to 2010, after about six years apart, founding members [Denny, Bernie, and Dave] have added three new members to reform a new version of The Twisters. Michele McElhinny (vocals), Raeman Hanna (bass guitar, guitar and vocals) and Dave Hawk (guitar and vocals.) The new 'refueled' lineup will remain true to the original 'oldies' songlist, but the talents of the new members (especially adding a great female vocalist) will open up some different avenues for the band to explore more hit songs from the late-60s to mid-70s as well. What you'll hear from the new version of Denny and the Twisters will be a nice variety of the best songs from the 50s, 60s, and 70s - songs that everyone will recognize, songs that you can sing-along to, and songs that will make you wanna get up and dance. RYAN PELToN TRIBUTE To ELvIS PRESLEY Saturday, July 10 7:30-8:30 p.m. and 9-10 p.m. www.ryanpelton.com Ryan Pelton is an international, awardwinning tribute artist. He has performed all over the world, from casinos to fairs, theaters to festivals, production shows to professional sports arenas. Entertaining audiences in the tens-of-thousands, there

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can be no doubt that Ryan Pelton is the rarest kind of performer, living up to his billing time and time again. Ryan Pelton's performance is unique in that he alone performs all the eras of Elvis Presley's amazing career. From the raw-edge fifties, the lighthearted movie years, the electrifying 1968 comeback special, and of course, the powerful Las Vegas years of the seventies Ryan Pelton does it all! Throughout his career, Ryan Pelton has had the opportunity to work beside many of the original musicians and vocalists that performed with Elvis Presley himself, including The Jordanaires, The Imperials, The Sweet Inspirations, D.J. Fontana, Charlie Hodge, Jerry Scheff, and Millie Kirkham. Ryan has also had the pleasure of working with Memphis Mafia members Joe Esposito, Sonny West and Lamar Fike. Recently, Ryan Pelton has appeared with Celine Dion on American Idol performing a duet of If I Can Dream. In addition, Ryan play's the role of Elvis in the current Dakota Fanning film, Hound Dog. Today, Ryan can be seen all over the world touring with his show, American Icon. www.groundhogfestival.com

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