(Editorâ€™s note: This piece is one in a series of â€śFamiliar Faces Fridayâ€ť features to be written by Spirit reporter Destiny Pifer. The point of the project will be to highlight a member of the community who may be recognizable to many and tell his or her story. Todayâ€™s familiar face is Tami McFarland.)
By Destiny Pifer
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Tami McFarland is a recognizable face. You may recognize her as the president of Punxsutawney Central Fire Department. Or perhaps you have seen her out with her fellow firefighters helping the community.
Even though former Punxsutawney Area High School basketball coach Chuck Daly passed away in 2009, his legend lives on through the CMA basketball program.
Pictured is Darryl Dawkins (second from left), who played basketball for Daly with the Philadelphia 76ers and Detroit Pistons.
He visited Punxsy for Groundhog Day in 2004, when a segment was filmed to run on the sports program â€śCold Pizzaâ€ť on ESPN at the time.
Pictured in this autographed photo from his visit are (from left) Red Nolder, Dawkins, George "Butch" White and Dyrk Couser.