Archive - Aug 3, 2012
By Larry McGuire
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Saints Cosmas and Damian (SS.C.D.) Lawn Festival continues today and Sunday with a variety of events scheduled including the Alumni Social.
Frank Hetrick, chairman of the festival, said the annual Alumni Social is tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. in Wienker Auditorium.
All graduates of SS.C.D. High School, including those who finished at Punxsutawney High School; SS.C.D. Grade School ; 8th grade graduates and Saint Adrian graduates are welcome, he said, adding that one must be 21 to attend.
Other events for today:
BELL TOWNSHIP â€” A Big Run teenager suffered only minor injuries when his vehicle drove off of the roadway at 4:35 a.m. Friday Aug. 3 on Cloe Lake Road.
According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police a 1996 Ford Mustang driven by Justin L. Hasty, 19, Big Run, was traveling north on Cloe Lake Road when he failed to negotiate a left curve in the roadway while traveling at a high rate of speed.
Police said Hasty lost control, which caused his vehicle to travel off the east side of the road and strike a large tree with the left side.
The history of Groundhog Day runs rich in one concept: Fellowship. The origin of the tradition is rooted in a group of men spending a day together on a hunt, and in many ways, the Groundhog Picnic has always been a similar event: Rooted in fellowship and a stag event.
Similar to any tradition, though, evaluation and change are always a good thing, and change is coming to this year's Phil Phest, which will take place Saturday, Sept. 8 from 1 to 9 p.m. at Gobblers Knob.