Archive - Jan 26, 2014 - News Article
Pictured is Gene Roberts, organizer of the Annual Groundhog Day Chili and Hot Wing Cook-Off, which will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Punxsy Elks No. 301, located at 205 North Findley St. in Punxsutawney.
For more information or to enter the contest, call Roberts at 814-249-1086 or check out the event on Facebook at Annual Groundhog Day Chili Cook-off.
Proceeds will benefit HogheavenRescue.org.
Cody Craft, an Elk Run Volunteer Fire Company firefighter, is pictured with Austin Pate, of the Central Fire Department, after a fire in a storage bin in a house on Woodland Avenue was extinguished at 3:28 a.m. on Saturday.
Read the full story in Monday's edition of The Spirit.
It may have been a bit slippery outside with snow and slush, but that didn't stop many from attending the Breakfast with Phil and Groundhog Tour event, held at the Elks Saturday morning.
Children and adults came and enjoyed a delicious breakfast before heading out on the Groundhog Bus to tour Punxsutawney, Gobblerâ€™s Knob and the Groundhog Headquarters, before ending at the Souvenir Shop.
Working hard in the kitchen were members of the Inner Circle and a special volunteer.
(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.)
January 18, 1888