Archive - Jul 6, 2011 - News Article
The McClymonts â sisters (from left) Mollie, Brooke and Samantha, hailing from Grafron, New South Wales, Australia â brought hits from their new CD, âWrapped Up Good,â and more to the Groundhog Festival Wednesday night in Barclay Square. The band is currently on a tour that will next take them to the Jefferson County Fair â not the local fair, but in Jefferson, Wis. (Photo by Tom Chapin)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Fifteen Fresh Air Fund kids â between six and 18 years of age â arrived at SS.C.D. Tuesday.
The boys and girls were welcomed with open arms from local host families for a fun-filled week or more mini-vacation.
Some of the youngsters left their New York City homes for the first time, while others returned to visit the same host family for consecutive summers.
Today's Groundhog Festival Schedule
10 a.m. to noon â Childrenâs Workshops: Settler-era childrenâs activities (ages six to 12) at the Lattimer House. Sponsored by Punxsutawney Historical Society.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. â Kids Projects in the Park.
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. â Granpa Cratchet.
10:30 to 11 to a.m. â Registration for Diaper Derby (Crawling Babies) and for Tot Trot (12-18 months on padded course).
11 to 11:30 a.m. â Diaper Derby Race, followed by the Tot Trot Race.
10 to 11 a.m. â Carrie McQueen, Stilt Walking.
11:30 a.m. to noon â Balloons The Clown.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The Punxsutawney Eagle Riders motorcycle club its revving up for its first-ever âBurrow Thunderâ Saturday.
The 76-mile trip â which will be held rain or shine â departs from the F.O. Eagles No. 1231 parking lot.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Special Olympics.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, with the ride departing at noon and returning by 5 p.m.
The Groundhog Day Festival held its annual âTeddy Bear Picnic, sponsored by the Punxsutawney Career Womenâs Club, Tuesday at Barclay Square.(From left) winners in âMy Bear and Iâ â Emily Dobbins, first place; Mary Sue Kimmerle, second; and Lauren Kennedy, third. The festival continues today.