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July 5th

CONGRATS TO CATCH 2012-2013 GRADUATES

July 5, 2013

CATCH (Cyber And Traditional Christian Homeschoolers) students ended the year with a celebration to honor 2012-2013 graduates.

The ceremony was held on the evening of May 31 at the Jefferson Street Social Center.

The invocation was offered by Dale Wood.

A very insightful and inspirational commencement address was delivered by Bruce Dickey.

He quoted Proverbs 3:5,6: “Trust in The Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.”

Today’s Groundhog Festival Schedule

July 5, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The schedule of events for today’s Groundhog Festival includes the following:

• 9 to 10 a.m. — Registration for 4th Annual Children’s Pedal Tractor Pull Sponsored by London Farm Supplies in Barclay Square;

• 10 to 11 a.m. — Children’s Pedal Tractor Pull — Tractors supplied by sponsor. Prizes for winners in age groups 4 & 5, 6 & 7, 8 & 9;

• 9 to 11:30 a.m. — Registration for Burrow Thunder at
Eagles;

• Noon — Burrow Thunder Motorcycle Ride Starts;

• 10:30 a.m. to noon — Dennie Huber – Balloons;

• 12:30 to 1 p.m. — Dennie Huber – Magic;

Punxsy First UMC kicks off VBS this Sunday

July 5, 2013

Julie Hall (left) and Brenda Esposito are pictured with puppet Godwin Merrifeather, who performs with Telly Ticket as part of the First United Methodist Church in Punxsutawney's annual Vacation Bible School (VBS) beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Anyone who needs more information can call the church office at 938-7500.

July 4th

Today’s Groundhog Festival Schedule

July 4, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The schedule of events for today's Groundhog Festival includes the following:

• 10 a.m. to noon — Children's activities (ages 6-12) at the Lattimer House, sponsored by the Punxsutawney Historical & Genealogical Society;

• 11:30 a.m. to noon — M&M Magicians, sponsored by PNC Bank;

• Noon to 2 p.m. — Dennie Huber's Balloons;

• 2:30 to 3 p.m. — M&M Magicians;

• 3 to 5 p.m. — Dennie Huber's Balloons;

• 3:30 to 4 p.m. — M&M Magicians;

• 6 p.m. — Bingo at the Central Volunteer Fire Department;

• 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Cook & Belle (Country);

DuBois teen killed in UTV accident, one other severely injured

July 4, 2013

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP — Thursday afternoon, DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police reported a fatal vehicle crash that had occurred at 2 a.m. Thursday on Sprague Road, one-half mile east of State Route 2031 in Winslow Township.

Read the full story in Friday's Spirit.

Burrow Thunder to roar through town Saturday

July 4, 2013

The Punxsutawney Eagle Riders No.1231 motorcycle club will be having its annual "Burrow Thunder" on Saturday at 9 a.m., to benefit the Special Olympics.

The event will be held at the Punxsy Eagles parking lot.

A bike show will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m., with rides being offered at $15 for a rider and $10 for a passenger.

The event will be held in conjunction with the Groundhog Festival, and riders will travel 135 miles, making four stops along the way.

There will be a silent auction, a meal and a dance featuring the band Against the Grain.

July 2nd

Groundhog Festival events Schedule for Today, Thursday

July 2, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The schedule for today's activities at the Groundhog Festival is as follows:

• 10 a.m. — Registration for the Three-Wheel Race (ages 3-4);

• 10:30 a.m. — Registration for Three-Wheel Race II (ages 5-7);

• 10:30 a.m. — Three-Wheel Race I;

• 11 a.m. — Three-Wheel Race II;

• 11 a.m. — Registration for Scooter Race (ages 7-9, no power-assisted scooters);

•11:30 am. — Scooter Race;

• 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Make-A-Wish Face Painting;

Get ready to run! Tonight is the 18th Annual PACC Groundhog 5K

July 2, 2013

It's time for the 18th Annual Community Center 5K/2-mile Walk, which will be held tonight at 7 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Punxsutawney Community Center, a non-profit organization.

Race registration will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the actual race will begin at 7 p.m. in front of Barclay Square and the Eagles.

Pictured here are Dan McGinley, assistant to the director of the Community Center (left), and Rob McCoy, director of the Community Center, standing behind the official T-shirts that will be worn.

July 1st

Today's Groundhog Day Festival Schedule

July 1, 2013

Groundhog Festival schedule for Tuesday, July 2

• 9:30 a.m. — Registration for the Teddy Bear Picnic (to be held inside on the second floor of the Eagles, across from Barclay Square).
Categories include Get Well Bear; Graduation Bear; Occupational Bear; All-American Bear; and My Bear and I (dressed alike);

• 10 a.m. — Teddy Bear Picnic begins (sponsored by Punxsutawney Career
Women's Club);

• 10 a.m. to noon — Children's activities (ages 6 to 12) at the Lattimer
House.

Neal honored as Career Women Club’s 2012-13 Woman of the Year

July 1, 2013

The Career Women’s Club recently named Diane Neal its 2012-13 Woman of the Year.

Pictured here after the award presentation are (from left) Stacy Volchko, 2011-12 Woman of the Year; Neal; Dana Taggart, Neal’s daughter; and Mary Troise, Neal’s granddaughter.

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