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h o m e To w n Feb. 2, 2008 Your Comprehensive Guide to GROUNDHOG DAY in PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA Featuring: The Complete Schedule of GROUNDHOG DAY ACTIVITIES and A Detailed FULL-COLOR MAP of PUNXSUTAWNEY

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The mystique which surrounds the emergence of Punx’y Phil each Feb. 2 is based on centuries-old traditions. If Phil sees his shadow, it means six more weeks of winter weather. If there is no shadow, spring is just around the corner. The tradition has endured for more than one hundred years in Punxsutawney . . . and for good reasons. It has a club which — each year — pushes Punxsutawney and its Groundhog legend onto an accepting public. More important, Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney is a safehold of magic which borders on the mystical . . . Punxsutawney, Gobbler’s Knob, Shadow Casting . . . and Phil.

For as the sun shines on Candlemas Day So far will the snow swirl til May. . . Germans were said to have adopted the Candlemas tradition from the Romans. They concluded that if the sun made an appearance on Candlemas Day, an animal,

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the hedgehog, would cast a shadow, thus predicting six more weeks of inclement weather, or a “second winter.” Pennsylvania’s earliest settlers were Germans. They found groundhogs aplenty throughout the state. They determined that the groundhog, resembling the European hedgehog, was a most intelligent and sensible animal and therefore decided that if the sun appeared on February 2nd, so wise an animal as the groundhog would see its shadow and hurry back into its underground home for another six weeks of winter. And so on February 2, 1887, with history and tradition as the basis, a group of gentlemen in Punxsutawney began Groundhog Day with a groundhog named Phil. So what’s the connection between Candlemas Day and a groundhog awakening from hibernation? Perhaps it is linked to the spiritual awakening associated with Candlemas Day. Perhaps Phil would tell us that just as we get cabin fever in February, he gets burrow fever and loves to get an early look at the weather outside. Punxsutawney Phil saw the country through five wars, journeyed to the moon, visited the White House and starred in his own major motion picture. Yet despite his travels and accomplishments, the century-old Groundhog continues to delight millions with his hometown mystique, charm and shadow-casting magic each Feb. 2nd in Punxsutawney, PA!

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10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Child Evangelism Groundhog Day Story House, First United Methodist Church, 301 W. Mahoning Street. Don’t miss this fellowship and storytelling experience. 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center Exhibits, 201 N. Findley Street, a place where science and folklore of weather prediction meet in a beautiful building. Visit the exhibits and gift shop. 12:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Annual Art Show, Jefferson County Housing Authority Social Hall, 209 N. Jefferson Street; Sponsored by the Punxsutawney Arts Association, Inc. Free to Public. Hands-on art contest. Create your own “Phil” for a chance to win a Groundhog gift. 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Historical and Genealogical Society, 401 W. Mahoning Street. Discover Punxsutawney history and view period pieces at the Bennis House. See if you have a connection to our town at the Latimer house and view the extensive photography exhibit. 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Woodchuck Whittle Carving Show, Community Center Peterson Room, 220 N. Jefferson Street. Come and see the beautiful works of art that our carvers have created. Pieces will be for sale or commission. 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. Hayride Town Tours, beginning at the Punxsutawney Historical and Genealogical Society, 401 W. Mahoning St. Learn about the history of Punxsutawney while riding through town on a hay wagon. 4:00 p.m. Groundhog Day the Movie, Jackson Theater, Punxsutawney Area Community Center. Enjoy the movie starring Bill Murray. Refreshments. 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Phil’s Shadow Chaser and Warming Hut Cafe, Punxsutawney Christian School, W. Mahoning St. Go deep into Phil’s burrow/ maze. Café featuring cocoa, coffee, snacks and music. 7:00 p.m. Groundhog Comedy Night, Elks Grand Ballroom, 205 N. Findley Street, Featuring nationally known comedian Sean Morey with special guest, comedy magician ‘MICHAELANGELO”. For ticket information call (814) 938-2346 or (814) 938-6620. 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Prognosticators Ball, Rooftop Restaurant, Pantall Hotel, 135 E. Mahoning Street. Music By “Jentz”. Tickets available at the Pantall, $25.00 per person. Snack buffet and dance included. Cash bar. 9:00 p.m. – midnight Dance with Mark and Shawn, F.O. Eagles, 238 East Mahoning Street. Experience this unique team of musicians. 9:30 p.m. Groundhog Comedy Night, Elks Grand Ballroom, 205 N. Findley Street, Featuring nationally known comedian Sean Morey with special guest, comedy magician ‘MICHAELANGELO”. For ticket information call (814) 938-2346 or (814) 938-6620. 12 midnight – 2:00 a.m. The Shadow Scavenge, First United Methodist Church of Punx’y. Want something fun to do while you wait for Phil? Come to Punx’y First United Methodist Church to take part in a scavenger hunt you’ll never forget! Cost $5. Cash prizes.

Saturday, february 2nd 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Woodchuck Whittle Carving Show, Community Center Peterson Room, 220 N. Jefferson Street. Come and see the beautiful works of art that our carvers have created. Pieces will be for sale or commission. 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center Exhibits; 201 N. Findley Street. Come to a place where science and folklore of weather prediction meet in a beautiful building. Take along activities. 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Historical and Genealogical Society; Discover Punxsutawney history! View period pieces at the Bennis House. See if you have a connection to our town at the Latimer House and view the photography exhibit. 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Annual Art Show; Jefferson County Housing Authority Social Hall, 209 N. Jefferson St., Sponsored by the Punxsutawney Arts Association, Inc. Free to Public. Hands-on art contest. Create your own “Phil” for a chance to win a Groundhog gift.

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9:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday Morning at First United Methodist Church, 204 Park Avenue. We would love for your family to join our family for fellowship and doughnuts. Sunday school for all ages at 9:30, Morning worship with praise band 10:45. All are welcome. 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center Exhibits; 201 N. Findley Street, a place where science and folklore of weather prediction meet in a beautiful building. Visit the exhibits and gift shop. 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Annual Art Show; Jefferson County Housing Authority Social Hall, 209 N. Jefferson Street, Sponsored by the Punxsutawney Arts Association, Inc. Free to Public. 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Historical and Genealogical Society. Discover Punxsutawney History.

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9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Child Evangelism Groundhog Day Story House, First United Methodist Church, 301 W. Mahoning Street. Come in and enjoy the fellowship and storytelling. 9:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. Kids Celebration, Mary A. Wilson Elementary School, across the bridge from Barclay square. Featuring kid’s activities and service agencies. Fun for all. Sponsored by Community Action, Inc. and affiliates. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Amateur Radio Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Airport, Airport Road. Punxsutawney Area Amateur Radio Club’s annual special event station will be contacting Amateur Radio Operators world wide celebrating Groundhog Day. 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Ice Fishing, Cloe Lake, sponsored by the Jefferson County Federation of Sportsman’s Club’s PA Fish and Boat Commission. No License needed if registered. Registration will be taken at the event. Equipment will be provided if needed. 11:00 a.m. – 12 noon Exotic Bubble Tea Party, Historical Society, Latimer House, 400 West Mahoning St. Come meet the children who are featured in the book “ Bubble World”. Have your photo taken with them and get their autographs. Limited to the first 75 children. 11:30 a.m. Crowning of Mr. and Miss Groundhog, Weather Discovery Center, 201 N. Findley Street. 1:30 p.m. Groundhog Day Family Magic Show by “MICHAELANGELO”, Punxsutawney Elks Grand Ballroom, 205 N. Findley Street. Amazing family comedy and magic show by award winning master magician “Michelangelo”. Open to the public. For ticket information call (814) 938-2346 or (814) 938-6620. 2:00 p.m. Groundhog Jog. 4-mile jog beginning behind Barclay Square. Register at www.runpunxsyrun.org. 2:00 p.m. Dedication at the Meteorologist Hall of Fame, Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center, 201 N. Findley Street; see the induction of its second member. 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Phil’s Shadow Chaser and Warming Hut Cafe, Punxsutawney Christian School, W. Mahoning St. Go deep into Phil’s burrow/ maze. Café featuring cocoa, coffee, snacks and music. 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 pm. “Phil Core”, Punxsutawney Area Community Center, 220 N. Jefferson Street. Heavy Metal and Hard Core Music featuring: “Neocracy” - “Solegion” - “Subdue” - “She’s In Pain.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; $5.00 per person. 10:30 p.m. 10th Annual Groundhog Comedy Night, Elks Lodge Grand Ballroom, 205 N. Findley Street, Featuring Nationally known comedian Sean Morey of “ The Bob and Tom Radio Show” and singer of “ the man song”. Special guest comedy magician “MICHAELANGELO”. For ticket information call (814) 938-6620 or (814) 938-2346.

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6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. hoT BaR anD muCh moRe, Lily’s Restaurant, 535 W. Mahoning Street. 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. punxy phIL’s ResTauRanT, 116 Indiana St. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner. Come see our Groundhog Mural.

7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. BReakFasT BuFFeT, panTaLL hoTeL ResTauRanT, 135 East Mahoning Street.

7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. BReakFasT BuFFeT, Pantall Hotel restaurant, 135 East Mahoning Street.

7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. gRounDhog BReakFasT/BRunCh, Catholic Daughters of America, Wienker Hall SS.C.D. Church, 616 W. Mahoning Street. A variety of breakfast and lunch items will be available. Breakfast served from 7-10 a.m., Brunch served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adults $10, Children 5-12 $5, 4 and under free.

8:00 a.m. – thru the night CaTeRIna’s DoLCe CuCIna, 110 W. Mahoning St. Lattes, mochas, coffee, pastries, paninis and more. 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. neko’s FamILy ResTauRanT, 206 Elk Run Avenue. Quaint, Family Dining. 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. nICk’s CoRneR LunCh, 265 N. Findley St.

7:00a.m. – 11:00 a.m. gRounDhog Day BReakFasT BuFFeT, The anChoR Inn, 1/2 mile north of Sheetz on Route 310. All you can eat buffet. Adults $6.99, Children 11 and under $3.99.

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. DInneR BuFFeT, panTaLL hoTeL ResTauRanT, 135 E. Mahoning Street.

7:00 a.m. – Till sellout gRounDhog Day BReakFasT, eagLes CLuB, 238 East Mahoning Street, Downtown Punx’y.

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8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. phIL’s FooD CouRT, Community Center Cafeteria, 220 N. Jefferson St. Enjoy a delicious meal while you watch a performance or shop the vendors. Everything from pizza to haluski sold here.

2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. phIL’s FooD CouRT, Community Center Cafeteria, 220 N. Jefferson St. Enjoy a delicious meal while you watch a performance or shop the vendors. Everything from pizza to haluski sold here.

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. gRounDhog LunCheon; First Lutheran Church corner of Pine and Gilpin St.; featuring soups, sandwiches and desserts.

4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. pRIme RIB DInneRs, Punx’y Country Club, N. Main St., members & guests. 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. BeeR BaTTeReD FIsh anD pRIme RIB DInneR, B.P.O. Elks #301, 205 N. Findley Street.

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february 2nd 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. CaTeRIna’s DoLCe CuCIna, 110 W. Mahoning St. Lattes, mochas, coffee, pastries, paninis and more.

12 noon — ? Boy sCouT TRoop 245 hoT sausage sanDwICh saLe, In front of Wal-Mart. 2008 Fundraiser featuring hot sausage sandwiches, hot dogs, baked goods, coffee, hot cocoa and more.

6:00 a.m. – ? gRounDhog BReakFasT, B.P.O. Elks #301, 205 N. Findley Street, featuring eggs, bacon, sausage & gravy, biscuits, and more.

6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. panCake & sausage BReakFasT, The Salvation Army, 229 West Mahoning Street. Adults 13 yrs. and up $5.00, Children ages 5 to 12 $3.00, Children 4 and under free. Price includes unlimited pancakes, sausage, coffee and tea. One juice per person.

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938-3523

saturDay special: hot roast Beef, potato & salad

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. punxy phIL’s ResTauRanT, 116 Indiana St. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner. Come see our Groundhog mural. Serving Homemade Foods Daily!

neko’s

FAMIlY REsTAURANT 206 Elk Run Avenue, Punx’y

FULLMENU•PIzzA FRESHBAkEDGOODS HOURs: Mon-Sat 11am-9pm • Sun 11am - 3pm

open GrounDhoG Day 11 am to 8 pm

VISIT US OVER GROUNDHOG DAY!

Just a Short Drive from the Knob! reGular hours tues., weD., thurs. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. fri. & sat. 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. sun. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. DInneR BuFFeT, panTaLL hoTeL ResTauRanT, 135 E. Mahoning Street.

11:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Extended Hours at maRy’s pLaCe ResTauRanT, 17080 Rte. 36 South, exactly two miles south of Barclay Square. Experience our casual elegance.

C &S Restaurant

homemade hot soups and Delicious Desserts

11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. nICk’s CoRneR LunCh, 265 N. Findley St.

11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. annuaL Lasagna DInneR, First Baptist Church, East Union Street (behind Barclay Square). Delicious Lasagna dinner including salad, bread, dessert and beverage.

12:00 midnight – 8:00 p.m. hoT BaR & muCh moRe, Lily’s Restaurant, 535 W. Mahoning Street.

Great tasting fish Dinners plus regular menu

11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. neko’s FamILy ResTauRanT, 206 Elk Run Avenue. Quaint, Family Dining.

11:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. Fox’s pIzza Den, 115 North Findley St. We will be open all night long to satisfy your late-night munchies.

11:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m. Fox’s pIzza Den, 115 North Findley St. We will be open all night long to satisfy your late-night munchies.

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11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 5Th annuaL ChILI anD wIng CookoFF, Elks Club, 205 N. Findley Street (next to the Weather Center) To enter call Gene Roberts at (814) 952-6121 for official rules. This is a popular event so tasters need to come early. Food goes fast.

BRING thE FAMILy to the New Anchor Inn

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7:00 a.m. – ? CaTeRIna’s DoLCe CuCIna, 110 W. Mahoning St. Lattes, mochas, coffee, pastries, paninis and more. 7:00 am. – 7:00 p.m. hoT BaR anD muCh moRe, Lily’s Restaurant, 535 W. Mahoning Street. 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 a.m. sunDay BReakFasT, Punx’y Country Club, N. Main St., members & guests. 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. punxy phIL’s ResTauRanT, 116 Indiana St. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner. Come see our Groundhog mural. 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. neko’s FamILy ResTauRanT, 206 Elk Run Avenue. Quaint, Family Dining. 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Extended hours at maRy’s pLaCe ResTauRanT, 17080 Rte. 36 South, exactly two miles south of Barclay Square. Come and experience our casual elegance. Nick & Barb Gresock

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Groundhog Day Breakfast Buffet AMPLE PARKinG

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. waRmIng huT CaFe, Punxsutawney Christian School, West Mahoning St. Café featuring cocoa, coffee, snacks and music.

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A Menu to Serve Every taste Open 7 days a Week Punxy’s Family Favorite Always Was, Always Will Be!

4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. gRounDhog Day pasTa anD moRe BuFFeT, B.p.o. elks, #301, 205 N. Findley Street. Bring in the whole family for a good meal at a reasonable price. Groundhog Day give-a-way (barbeque grill): $1.00 a chance to help support youth scholarships. Ticket to be picked at 9:30 p.m. on Feb 2nd. Winner need not be present to win!

Nick’s

CorNer LuNCh 265 N. Findley St., Punx’y Hours: Mon.-sat. 11-7 Fri. 11-10

938-4020

Rt. 119 South

(Bottom of Indiana Hill, Punx’y)

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friday, february 1st 9:00 a.m. - ? (Midnight or later) Phil’s Official Souvenir Shop, 102 W. Mahoning Street, Downtown Punx’y. Everything Groundhog. Phil’s Official Souvenirs sold here. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Groundhog Gathering at Cindee’s Country Corner, 1051 East Mahoning St. (Rte. 36 S.) A must see shop while you are in our “Burrow.” Stop in and see our unique wood lighted groundhogs, candles, electric groundhog lanterns, country décor and more. 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Tupperware Cash and Carry Sale, 605 Sutton Street. New Tupperware products at low prices. Place an order and the tax is on Johannah. Free Tax and Shipping on orders of $50 or more. 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 14th Annual Groundhog Souvenir Show and Sale; Punxsutawney Area Community Center Gymnasium, 220 N. Jefferson St. All things Groundhog sold here. 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Groundhog Treasures Crafts and More, Community Center Cafeteria, 220 N. Jefferson St. A variety of vendors share their crafts.

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6:00 p.m. – ? Amish Quilt and Craft Auction, Punxsutawney Christian Elementary School Gym, 216 N. Jefferson Street

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814-938-1096 Hours: Tues-Sat 10 to 5 D7 Sun 1 to 5; Closed Mon Visit Us For Unique Gifts & Collectibles

Groundhog Day Greetings!

Punx’y Phil Souvenirs

Saturday, february 2nd 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Phil’s Official Souvenir Shop; 102 W. Mahoning Street, Downtown Punx’y. Everything Groundhog. Phil’s Official Souvenirs sold here.

2:00 pm.. – 3:00 p.m. Book Signing, B’s Books, 102 N. Findley Street. Author Erin Pugh presents her first book - “Forever Damned” - in a series on vampires.

coroner of Jefferson County

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 14th Annual Groundhog Souvenir Show and Sale; Punxsutawney Area Community Center Gymnasium, 220 N. Jefferson St. All things Groundhog sold here.

Punxsutawney Country Club

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Groundhog Treasures Crafts and More, Community Center Cafeteria, 220 N. Jefferson St. A variety of vendors share their crafts. 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Paul Beatty Jewelers, 120 W. Mahoning St., Downtown Punx’y. First Ever Groundhog Day Sale - 20% Off all regular priced merchandise - jewelry, watches, gifts, clocks, and more. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Groundhog Gathering at Cindee’s Country Corner, 1051 East Mahoning St (Rt 36 S.) A must see shop while you are in our “Burrow”. Unique wood lighted groundhogs, candles, electric groundhog lanterns, country décor and more.

Enjoy Dining Year Round in Our Dining Room

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10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Miller Brothers Furniture, West Mahoning Street. Come in and inquire about our Groundhog Day Special interest-free financing until 2012.

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7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Roseman’s Florals & Gifts, West Mahoning Street. Groundhog Souvenirs, unique merchandise, Christmas items 1/2 Off.

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Rt. 536 to Frostburg: • R&S Machine • Rugh Farm Supply • Martino Auto Service • JR Resources (Ringgold) • Darlene Stuchell Tax Practitioner (Hamilton-Porter Area) • Shick’s Cakes (Mayport) • Shaffer’s Pizza (Ringgold)

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take Rt. 36 North to: • Double Diamond Deer Ranch (Cook Forest State Park) • Jefferson Manor (Brookville) • Miller Welding (Brookville)

Stockdale Mine Supply, Inc. (Frostburg)

Dr. William Cameron Family Dentistry

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Animal Hospital of Punxsutawney

Punxsuta Area H Schoo

Punxsutawney Home Health Punxsutawney Area Hospital

D.E. Limited Family Partnership

Dr. Kyle Lingenfelter

Grace United Methodist Church

Pennsylvania State Police

First Church of God

National Guard Armory

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Punxsutawney Country Club

Dr. Norris

The Elks Groundhog “Club Comedy Night”

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The Medicine Shoppe

Jefferson County EMS Service

Make-A-Wish Foundation™

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P&N Coal Co.

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Steve’s Greenhouse

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Mulberry Square

Stewart’s Drug Store, Naturally Healthy & Gigliotti Chiropractic

Patsy’s Park

Punxsutawney Historical & Genealogical Society

CNB Bank

CRW Home Center

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McCabe Funeral Home

Punxsutawney Industrial Park

Sandy’s Beverages

Jacque Perry Insurance

Punx’y Fam Resta

Proform Powdered Metals, Inc.

World’s Largest Groundhog

Universal Well Services

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Pizza Hut

North Country Homestead

• B&B Country Cheese Shoppe • Lil Nail Shoppe

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Wal-Mart Pharmacy

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Take 119 South to: • Springhill Shelties • Indiana County Tourist Bureau (Indiana) • Titus Top Shop (Marchand) • Mahoning Physical Therapy (Marion Center & Clymer)

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Punxsutawney Community Center & Jackson Theater

Fox’s Pizza

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High atop the hills overlooking Punxsutawney, the world-famous Weather Prognosticating Groundhog emerges from his winter hibernation on Gobbler's Knob every February 2nd, Groundhog Day. If Phil sees his shadow, it means six more weeks of frightful winter weather. If there is no shadow, spring is near.

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PHIL

DArleNe STucHell • Tax practitioner • electronic Filing • notary public • Bookkeeping & accounting Temporary Tags Available WE OFFER yEaR-ROuND SERvICE. Please call for appointment:

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On most days in Punxsutawney PA, Phil can be found at his home in the Civic Center located at Barclay Square. He lives there with his wife Phyllis and his cousin Barney. He may be out and about on February 1st strolling thru town with one of his handlers. During the wee hours of the morning on February 2nd he will be taken to his heated stump up on Gobbler’s knob to await his annual prognostication. At approximately 7:25 am. he will emerge from the stump to make his prediction of either an early spring or six more weeks of winter. Following the ceremony he will have a few pictures taken with media and then will have a little nap.

Saturday, february 2nd 10:00 a.m. Everything you ever wanted to know about groundhogs, but were afraid to ask. – Join Phil and his handlers in the Celebration Tent located in Barclay Square to hear about how Phil lives the other 364 days of the year.

Punxsutawney Area Museum

2:00 p.m. Induction of the second member of the Meteorologist Hall of Fame - Phil will be on hand to help welcome the newest member of the Hall of Fame located at the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center, 201 N. Findley Street.

HistoricalandGenealogicalSociety, Inc. “The Bennis House” Visit our museum and headquarters at... 401 West Mahoning Street, Punx’y

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BEN LEVY DR. L. R. MCCAULEY P. L. SMITH L. GORDON CLARk J. E. McCREIGHT SAM X. JORDAN FRANk ‘POP’ HARL SAMUEL E. MckIBBEN

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JAY H. FREAS DR E. P. GIGLIOTTI DR. k. G. LENHART JOHN GALBRAITH AUGUST J. DEREUME RAYMOND J. DEREUME SAM LIGHT W. H. HAMPTON, JR.

1968 DR. PAUL JOHNSTON 1969 J. H. BARkLEY 1970 E. D. FRY 1971 ROBERT D. GRUBE 1972 EDWIN L. SNYDER 1973 CARL DOVERSPIkE ROY R. FAIRMAN 1974 FORREST WHITE 1975 JACk L. RISHELL 1976 CLARENCE A. MURRAY 1977 ROBERT RICHARDSON 1978 RALPH NEAL 1979 CHARLES M. ERHARD, JR. 1980 FRANk kOZA 1981 EUGENE P. CURRY 1982 S. THOMAS CURRY 1983 FRANk AMUNDSON, SR. 1984 R. EMERSON WAITE 1985 ROBERT MILLIGAN 1986 ROGER STEELE 1987 PATRICk F. MCCARTHY 1988 RALPH ROBERTS 1989 FRANk BASILE 1990 GLENN MEANS 1991 JACk LINGENFELTER 1992 CHARLES HOEH 1993 JOSEPH ‘YATES’ DEFELICE 1994 LESTER PETE 1995 BILL COOPER 1996 JOHN BENSON 1997 BUD DUNkEL 1998 MATTHEW TIBBY 1999 TERRY A. FYE 2000 FRANk FAIRMAN 2001 JOHN HALLMAN 2002 WILLIAM DEELEY 2003 FRANk HETRICk 2004 MIkE JOHNSTON 2005 RICk NESBITT 2006 JOE kERNICH

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WOMAN OF THE YEAR recipients

1952 1953 Woman of the year 1954 first recognized in 1957 1955 1956 1957 LOUISE E. WOODRING 1958 ELLA S. HUMkE 1959 ELAINE LIGHT RUTH HAMIL 1960 MONABEL HAMILTON 1961 SOPHIA O’kEEFE 1962 ANNA BENSON 1963 HAZEL H. WEISS 1964 ANITA CLARk FURNISS 1965 MATILDA E. SMITH 1966 VIRGINIA BAILEY 1967 FLORENCE RITTER HUGHES 1968 DOROTHY PRINGLE 1969 MARTHA WHITE 1970 SHIRLEY HAUCk NANCY JORDAN 1971 MARGARET BARILAR 1972 OLIVE WOLFE 1973 PAULINE MAYO 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

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When Punxsutawney Phil greets his faithful from atop his maple stump on Feb. 2, thousands of people, who have been shivering through the night, will hold high hopes he will not see his shadow. If your plans include being one of the thousands who awaits Phil’s shadow prognostication, you first will need to do your homework. advance planning is essential for an enjoyable morning on gobbler’s knob. Here is our “survival guide to groundhog day and gobbler’s knob.”

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Festivities celebrating the Annual Trek to Gobbler’s Knob for Phil’s Prognostication begin in the early morning hours. The morning features live entertainment, music, fireworks, and fun with the Groundhog Club Inner Circle prior to Phil’s emergence from his stump at approximately 7:25 a.m. The party at the Knob, however, starts at 3 a.m. Plan to be there early! Admission to the Knob is free. DRess waRmLy Read this again . . . dress warmly! “Looked-forward-to visits” to Gobbler’s Knob have resulted in undesirable experiences due to the lack of proper attire. It’s the middle of winter, in the middle of the night, in the middle of the woods. Dress accordingly! Know the local weather forecast before getting Phil’s forecast. Wear boots, rubber boots if you have them. The Knob can get icy, slick and muddy. Also, a hat and warm mittens are a must, and hand warmers are a plus! It is recommended NOT to bring small children to the Knob! There is no room for chairs. It is standing room only. A large bonfire is ongoing at the Knob. No other provisions for inclement weather or shelter are available, however, so come prepared. no BaCk paCks oR Bags Security is tight at Gobbler’s Knob. So, to avoid any attention, leave your back packs, bags, etc. at home. Of course, no alcohol will be tolerated. Police will be looking for offenders. BRIng a CameRa Gobbler’s Knob is a fun place! Preserve the memories with a few photos. The fireworks show is impressive . . . exploding and thundering right over the Knob! A wide-eyed Phil, too, awakened by the fireworks, is eager to pose for photographs following the ceremony. TakIng The Bus The Groundhog Club provides shuttle bus rides to and from the event. Visitors either can walk to the Knob (1.5 miles from Barclay Square) or take a shuttle bus. Those boarding the shuttle buses must do so before 6:30 a.m. A $5 ticket ($10 per family) is required to ride the shuttle buses to Gobbler’s Knob. Shuttle bus pick-up points are located at: • Wal-Mart (along Route 119 coming from the south of Punx’y). • County Market (Groundhog Plaza, along Route 119 coming from the north). • Alley off W. Mahoning St. by McDonald’s. • Punxsy Plaza (along West Mahoning St.).

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Shuttle buses run from approximately 3 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. The gates to the Knob open at 3 a.m. Phil’s prediction occurs at approximately 7:25 a.m. Following the Knob event, the buses will be available to transport visitors to the Downtown area and respective parking areas. Feel free to stay in town; shuttles will be available to transport you back to parking areas until 2:00 p.m. one-way TRaFFIC One-way traffic to Gobbler’s Knob begins near Wal-Mart, but — even then — you will not be able to drive to the Knob (see “Taking the Bus”). Traffic will be redirected back to town before reaching the Knob. Traffic will be prohibited from travelling up Woodland Ave. TRekkIng up To The knoB For the brave — and stout — of heart, you can hike up to Gobbler’s Knob. The walk up Woodland Ave. is approximatley 1.5 miles, but it’s uphill the entire way. It is a strenuous jaunt, especially in inclement weather. Many, however, have found it a great way — weather permitting — to avoid the wait for the buses. aFTeR The pRognosTICaTIon After Phil makes his prognostication . . . it’s time to board the bus for the ride Downtown or to the respective parking areas. Be patient! Thousands of people will want to board the buses. Visit with Phil and the Groundhog Club members before fighting the crowd boarding the buses. Picture opportunities are available. For visitors attending Downtown festivities, shuttle buses will transport visitors to their respective parking areas throughout the day (8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 2 only). Three buses will run a loop from the stop at McDonald’s, Punxsy Plaza (Aldi’s), Wal Mart Plaza, The Knob and back to town. The shuttle will run approximately every fifteen minutes; it will stop at the Historical Society and Christian Missionary Alliance Church upon request. Weather permitting, walking to Downtown — Woodland Avenue or Benson’s Road — following the ceremony can be fun and stimulating. BReakFasT, souVenIRs, FesTIVITIes Warming up over breakfast at one of the many Punx’y restaurants, clubs or social halls is first on the agenda following Phil’s prognostication. After enjoying breakfast, the local souvenir shows are a must for those wishing to purchase a piece of Phil. Festivities are being scheduled in Punx’y February 1st thru 3rd. Check this edition for all the events and find the most current information about Punxsutawney and Groundhog Day on the website:

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Live entertainment, music, fireworks, and fun with the Groundhog Club Inner Circle. Phil’s official prediction at daybreak (approximately 7:25 a.m.) No alcoholic beverages or illegal substances are permitted on the premises. Gates open at 3:00 a.m. Dress for the weather. Courtesy of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club.

friday, february 1st THE OFFICIAL GROUNDHOG DAY CELEBRATION TENT AND INFORMATION STATION OPENS AT NOON Barclay Square, Downtown Punxsutawney Featuring entertainment, Balloon Artist, Face Painting, and a mural you help create. Sign and enter to win our annual Groundhog Quilt (benefits the National Guard Support Team). 12:00 Noon Friday thru 8:00 a.m. Saturday Tent/Information Station 12:00 Noon - Denny Huber (magician) 1:00 p.m. - George Esparaza (flea circus, medicine show) 2:00 p.m. - Tim Hartman (storyteller) 3:00 p.m. - Uncle Pete for Kids (musician, family fun) 4:00 p.m. - Kim Weitkemp (storyteller) 5:00 p.m. - Denny Huber (magician) 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Philfest Concert (3 bands, featuring “Between the Two”) 11:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Philfest late night (acoustic music) 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Groundhog Day In the Park, Barclay Square, downtown Punxsutawney. • Metal Art Competition Jeff Tech Students showcasing their skills by creating sculptures using weather or groundhog related theme. • Ice Sculpting by Rich Bubin • Sleigh Rides by Stoney Run Stables. A beautiful sleigh on wheels even on non-snowy days. • Chain Saw Carver, Randy Rupert will carve logs into beautiful sculptures. His work is available for purchase or commission. • Assorted food and other vendors 6:30 p.m. Annual Groundhog Banquet, sponsored by the Inner Circle of the Groundhog Club, held at the Punxsutawney Area High School Cafeteria. Admission by ticket only, while they last at the Chamber of Commerce. 10:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m. Community Center Crash Pad, Punxsutawney Area Community Center, 220 N. Jefferson Street. Bring a sleeping bag and crash here before you trek to the knob. No smoking, alcohol, or illegal substances allowed. $5.00 per person. No reservations needed.

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INNER CIRCLE Members of the

INNER CIRCLE will be available to sign your copy of Seer of Seers the Groundhog Day Souvenir Edition 2008 on February 2nd, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Punxsutawney Community Center, 220 N. Jefferson Street. (Sorry, Phil may not be available as he may be catching up on his sleep!)

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phil

Bill Deeley Digger O’Dell

Jeff GruBe Sky Painter

Jeff lunDy

BoB chamBers

BuD Dunkel

tim fezell

Dave GiGliotti Thunder Conductor

Co-Handler/Cloud Builder

Ben huGhes

eD Jekielek

paul ‘rusty’ Johnston

mike Johnston

Butch philliBer

ron ploucha

Pres., 1992-1996, Burrow Guarder

Co-Handler/Fog Spinner

His Scribe

Sun Beamer

Storm Chaser

Fair Weatherman

Pres., 1982-1991, Head Hailmaker

Jim means

steve means

Bill roBerts

BoB roBerts

keith shielDs

Sleetmaster

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Bill anDerson

His Protector

Plow Man

Head Hailmaker

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Cold Weatherman

Chief Healthman

Iceman

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Kid Storm Cloud

Bill cooper

Pres., 1997-Present, Wind Warden

John Griffiths

Big Flake Maker

Stump Warden

tom uBerti

The Big Windmaker photoS By alan Freed

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