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June 30th

2013 Old Home Week Parade winners

June 30, 2013

2013 Old Home Week Parade winners:

• High School Bands: West Branch, 1st place; Marion Center, 2nd place.

• Sr. Baton: New Horizons, 1st place; Clymer Firettes, 2nd place.

• Jr. Baton: New Horizons, 1st place; Commodores, 2nd place.

• Jr. Drill Team: KLA Cheerleaders, 1st place.

• Sr. Drill Team: I-Reds Trike Team

• Non-commercial Float: Girls 13-14 All Stars, 1st place; Boys 11-12 All Stars, 2nd place; Community of Believers, 3rd place.

• Commercial Float: Big Daddy’s, 1st place; Mulberry Square, 2nd place.

Today’s Groundhog Festival Schedule

June 30, 2013

MONDAY, JULY 1
• 10 a.m.-Noon — Children’s Activities (ages 6-12) at the Lattimer House; This year’s focus is Military/Community – Sponsored by Punxsutawney Historical Society

• 10:30-11 a.m. — Registration for Diaper Derby (Crawling Babies) and for Tot Trot (12-18 months) on padded course; Sponsored by Adagio Health/GFC

• 11-11:30 a.m. — Diaper Derby Race followed by the Tot Trot Race

• 11:30 a.m.-Noon — Rock & Roll Pet Show

• 12:30-1 p.m. — Dennie Huber – Magic

• 1:30-2 p.m. — Rock & Roll Pet Show

• 2:30-3 p.m. — Dennie Huber – Magic

Way Back When

June 30, 2013

(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)

Local Intelligence
June 23, 1897

Saturday’s Primaries
The primary election last Saturday was the lightest polled in this country for a number of years.

Some of the precincts were not heard from at all and many reported a mere decimal of the normal vote. There was practically no contest for any of the nominations.

June 28th

Garden Club’s annual plant sale comes to town Monday

June 28, 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 “trash and treasure items.”

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.

Gearing up: Groundhog Festival officially begins on Sunday

June 28, 2013

Week-Long Events

Sunday, June 30 through Saturday, July 6

Food Vendors in Barclay Square

Arts and Crafts Vendors

Sponsor Vendors

Bring Lawn Chairs – No Seating Available

Rides and Games Provided by Fun Zone from 1 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m.

Bake Sales – various churches and organizations
REACT First Aid Booth

www.groundhogfestival.com

Proud Member of the Pennsylvania State Association of Country Fairs

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

11:00-1:00 P.M. – Registration for Punxsutawney Groundhog Car Show in Borough Parking Lot

Firemen’s Old Home Week Parade is Saturday

June 28, 2013

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:
• Noon to 2 p.m.: Crisis

County officials detail flooding situation and response efforts

June 28, 2013

BROOKVILLE — 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.

Photos: Reynoldsville flood damage

June 28, 2013

Spirit reporter Matthew Triponey traveled to Reynoldsville on Friday to document the aftermath of Thursday's flood.

See his photos here:

http://www.punxsutawneyspirit.com/gallery

Flood watch: Bridges closed (as of 6 p.m. Friday)

June 28, 2013

The Jefferson County Department of Emergency Services issued a list of PennDOT bridge closures as of 6 p.m. Friday.

They are as follows:

• Route 949 bridge in Heath Township, near the entrance of Clear Creek State Park.

• Route 36 bridge in the Village of Cloe, Bell Township, near Mary's Place.

• 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.

Rain waters wash out Old Home Week entertainment

June 28, 2013

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:

• Noon to 2 p.m.: Crisis

• 2 to 4 p.m.: Down to the Wire

• 4 p.m.: Firemen's Parade

• After the parade: Lounge Lizards, followed by Ridin' Shotgun.

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