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Groundhog Festival events Schedule for Today, Thursday

July 2, 2013

One of the many “regular” acts that can be caught at the Groundhog Festival this year is Dennie Huber, magician and balloon artist from Altoona. Here, he is pictured showing off one of his balloon creations, a frog, on the head of Dominic Burkley at Monday's Groundhog Festival. (Photo by Larry McGuire/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

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;

• 10 a.m. to noon — Children's activities (ages 6-12) at the Lattimer House. This year's focus is military/community (sponsored by the Punxsutawney Historical & Genealogical Society;

• 11 to 11:30 a.m. — M&M Magicians;

• 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Dennie Huber's Balloons;

• Noon to 12:30 p.m. — Rock & Roll Pet Show;

• 1 to 1:30 p.m. — M&M Magicians;

• 2 to 2:30 p.m. — Rock & Roll Pet Show;

• 3 to 3:30 p.m. — M&M Magicians;

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

• 4 to 4:30 p.m. — Rock & Roll Pet Show;

• 5:30 p.m. — Registration for the 18th Annual Community Center
Groundhog 5K/2-Mile Fun Walk begins at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center;

• 7 p.m. — 18th Annual Community Center Groundhog 5K/2-Mile Fun Walk;

• 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. — The Holidays (50s, 60s and 70s music);

• 9 to 10 p.m. — The Holidays (second show), sponsored by Punxsutawney Rotary Club.

The schedule for Thursday’s activities at the Groundhog Festival is as follows:

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

• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Dennie Huber’s Balloons;

• 11:30 a.m. to noon — M&M Magicians;

• 1 to 1:30 p.m. — M&M Magicians;

• 2 to 4 p.m. — Dennis Huber’s Balloons;

• 2:30 to 3 p.m. — M&M Magicians;

• 3 to 5 p.m. — Music by Rumor Has It (variety);

• 7 to 8 p.m. — Greg Allan Band (tribute to Garth Brooks), sponsored by
Proform Powdered Metals and S&T Bank;

• 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. — Greg Allan Band (second show);

• 9:30 to 9:45 p.m. — Fireworks sponsored by Thermal-Gard Building Products, Inc. and Burke & Sons.

Pictured here are members of the Catholic Daughters of America — a group celebrating its 95th anniversary this year.
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