Friday, January 30, 2009

Pennsylvanians Hope Groundhog Predicts A Longer Winter

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The winter has been so nice in Pennsylvania that residents are hoping for six more weeks of cold on Groundhog Day (Feb. 2).

The 123-year-old Groundhog Day celebration in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, is an event where residents learn whether Spring will come early from a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil who reads the weather report in his shadow.

According to spokesperson Mickey Rowley, the usually anxious crowd wouldn’t mind a little more snow.

He says, “We’ve had a lovely winter. No cabin fever at all. I hope Phil tells us we’re getting another six weeks of it.”

Rowley insists that no matter what, Phil accepts no “paw- outs,” or bribes, from anyone hoping for warmer weather because he’s “a decent fellow.”

Until Groundhog Day comes along, Rowley says Phil will be hanging out in his tree stump home watching his favorite show, The Office, which is set in Pennsylvania, and will be rooting for a Steelers Super Bowl victory on Sunday (Feb. 1).

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