(Editorâ€™s note: Each year, the editorial staff at The Spirit dives into the stacks from the past yearâ€™s papers to bring you a Year In Review, highlighting some of the biggest news stories to take place over the year. Today, Editor Zak Lantz brings you the top news stories from the months of April, May and June.)
â€˘ The Annual Run/Walk for Someone Special, despite a bit of rain, has record-breaking totals of 524 participants and $65,000 raised.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” While the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in Connecticut will be forever etched into the memories of the students who attended school there, a Punxsutawney woman has come up with an idea that she feels might bring some comfort and peace to those students.
"I've titled it the "Sleep in Heavenly Peace" project, where we provide pillowcases with a verse from Proverbs written on them for the kids to see before they go to sleep each night," said Drinda Smith of Punxsutawney.
The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club recently sponsored the â€śElderly Care Gift Basket Driveâ€ť for local personal care and nursing facilities in the Punxsutawney area.
With the help of the community, the Groundhog Club was able to provide over 250 gifts for local facilities.
There were three days of deliveries, and items included arts and crafts, books, puzzles, pillows, hygiene products, DVDs and CDs, and much more.
The Groundhog Club said it could not be happier and would like to thank the entire community for its support during this holiday season.