Archive - 2013
The Groundhog Festival has arrived, and as many prepare for festivities, the Punxsutawney Garden Club will be holding its Annual Plant Sale from Monday through Saturday.
This year, the club will have plants for sale, but will also have garden-related â€śtrash and treasure items.â€ť
Pictured are members of the Garden Club (back, from left) Denise Winters, Diane Neal (holding two of the garden glass totems that will be on sale), Clarence Troutman, (front) Gloria Kerr, Kerri Stebbins and Tommy Troutman.
Sunday, June 30 through Saturday, July 6
Food Vendors in Barclay Square
Arts and Crafts Vendors
Bring Lawn Chairs â€“ No Seating Available
Rides and Games Provided by Fun Zone from 1 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m.
Bake Sales â€“ various churches and organizations
REACT First Aid Booth
Proud Member of the Pennsylvania State Association of Country Fairs
SUNDAY, JUNE 30
11:00-1:00 P.M. â€“ Registration for Punxsutawney Groundhog Car Show in Borough Parking Lot
Pictured is a unit from last year's Firemen's Old Home Week parade.
This year's parade is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday will begin at the Punxy Plaza, with registration starting at 12:30 p.m. in the plaza.
In addition to the parade, other events scheduled for Saturday include firefighter games at 9 a.m. at the carnival grounds behind the Punxy Plaza.
Free fire truck rides for the kids will take place beginning at 9 a.m. this morning in the Punxy Plaza.
Bands that were rained out in Barclay Square Friday have been rescheduled for Saturday:
â€˘ Noon to 2 p.m.: Crisis
BROOKVILLE â€” County officials held a press conference early Friday morning to release details on the flooding situation in Jefferson County that began on Thursday, as well as the response to the problems it has caused.
For an extensive report, see Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
Spirit reporter Matthew Triponey traveled to Reynoldsville on Friday to document the aftermath of Thursday's flood.
See his photos here:
The Jefferson County Department of Emergency Services issued a list of PennDOT bridge closures as of 6 p.m. Friday.
They are as follows:
â€˘ Route 949 bridge in Heath Township, near the entrance of Clear Creek State Park.
â€˘ Route 36 bridge in the Village of Cloe, Bell Township, near Mary's Place.
â€˘ US Route 322 "Hump Back" Bridge in Reynoldsville.
All three bridges will be closed until further notice due to flood-related damage.
PennDOT will be posting detours.
Severe downpours and continued rain have forced the cancellation and re-scheduling of the live entertainment that was planned for tonight's Old Home Week Celebration.
The updated schedule for tomorrow is as follows:
â€˘ Noon to 2 p.m.: Crisis
â€˘ 2 to 4 p.m.: Down to the Wire
â€˘ 4 p.m.: Firemen's Parade
â€˘ After the parade: Lounge Lizards, followed by Ridin' Shotgun.
Due to the recent flooding and road closures, delivery of Friday's edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit may be delayed.
If you do not receive your paper, it will be delivered the next day.
We thank all of our readers for their patience.
Peggy A. Ryen, 62, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Sept. 12, 1950, in New Kensington, a daughter of the late Marjorie Evelyn (Oberlin) and Paul Edgar Ryen.
She was a cosmetologist for 20 years and also had been employed as a bookkeeper.
She was a member of the Rochester Mills Presbyterian Church.
She loved being a mother and a grandmother.
She was known for her generosity and having a big heart.
She was a very compassionate and accepting woman and welcomed anybody into her home.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Spirit reporter and Punxsy volunteer firefighter Larry McGuire spent Thursday responding to flood incidents throughout the county and documenting damage.
Check out his photos in our photo gallery, http://www.punxsutawneyspirit.com/gallery
and read the full story in Friday's edition of The Spirit.