Ghog Day + 4
Now that I know Spring is coming soon, I can’t stop thinking about gardens and playing in the grass and feeling the sunshine! We’re supposed get snow tomorrow… So I guess I’ll enjoy that while it lasts…
Jimmy arrived by limo to a HUGE crowd…. No shadow anywhere, so bring on the spring! The temperatures were FRIGID, but the crowd was warm and friendly!
LEFT TOP Photo courtesy of The Star. Jerry Hahn, Jimmy T. Groundhog and Mayor Murray at Cannery Square on 02-02-2013
RIGHT TOP Katie Hoeppner, Jimmy T. Groundhog and Jerry Hahn at Market Street Diner Meet and Greet following ceremony
I found the hotline number! If you can’t join us… Call in!
Join us at sunrise on 02/02/13 at Cannery Square – right across from the Sun Prairie Police Department! Jimmy will appear – and make the official prognostication! Breakfast will be available at Beans & Cream – and the fantastic buffet at Market Street Diner! Dress warmly and bring your camera! Jimmy loves the paparazzi… especially the local, unprofessionals!
Chocolate Groundhogs are already available at Bean’s and Cream! Tell them Groundhog Central sent you!
Plans set for annual Prognostication by Jimmy
City ceremony planned for 6:50 a.m.
The city’s annual groundhog prognostication is scheduled to take place at sunrise on Feb. 2 in Cannery Square Plaza.
Jimmy the Groundhog will be at the Prognostication ceremony in Downtown Sun Prairie to share his estimate on when spring will arrive.
The city’s Business Improvement District chairperson, Bruce Sprague, confirmed that Jimmy will be ushered in to the square by limo and fire trucks at 6:50 a.m.
Local restaurants will be serving a variety of Jimmy-related goodies like Jimmy chocolates and a Jimmy-
themed beer, and a buffet breakfast is scheduled at the Market Street Diner and Bakery, Sprague said.
Sprague said the Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce handed over reins to the Prognostication to the BID this year and more details on the day’s events will be released when they are finalized.
Jimmy wishes Jerry would quit waking him up as this is High Hibernation Season!
Jimmy had his annual physical and passed with flying colors! He also made an appearance at City Hall to meet the mayor! Check out photos here!
(article scanned from The Star 01/24/2013)
01/18/2013 Site Update:
Hi Groundhog fans! Groundhog Day is quickly approaching and the new Groundhog Central site update is almost complete.
We still have a few of the archive pages to re-add but things are progressing very well!
The GHC Forums are up and awaiting your questions or comments, the GHC postcard service is up and running. We are at about 90% complete.
Can’t wait for Jimmy to emerge from his sleep to see the new look on Groundhog Day!
Thanks for your patience while we hammered, and sawed, and built all the new pages… hope you enjoy the site.