Thursday, February 2, 2006

Our Furry Woodland Friends

HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY!

In honor of this assiduous and industrious (if slightly lackadaisical) creature, we present this snippet of hometown news (a little late, it has already occurred, but we wanted to save it for today) -

From the Rochester D & C

GROUNDHOG FEST TO BE SATURDAY

The Greece Chamber of Commerce's fourth annual Groundhog Day Festival will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Greece Canal Park, 241 Elmgrove Road.

The event will include a hockey shoot, woodcarving demonstrations, ice fishing (we wonder where they found the ice), a bean bag toss, food vendors (of course, the ubiquitous sausage carts), raffles and more.

A noon welcome ceremony will feature the Rochester Skydivers and a groundhog. (Italics ours) PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED.

There is no admission fee.

We are left to ponder the question - can the groundhog operate a parachute?

Peace.

5 comments:

fitzzer said...

I was going to ask you if this was a new thing. I'd never seen anything like that in Greece before. Pretty cool. And thanks for letting me/us know. I'm going to pass this on to my friends there who may not have seen it. I'm sure their kids would love it. Isn't Mr. Groundhog cute? OK - so what animal DON'T I think is cute!?! lol

mutualaide said...

ROFLO!  And so, has the groundhog seen his shadow?  Or is he too lazy to look?  

randlprysock said...

Happy Groundhog day to you too!!  Hugs,
Lisa

sunnyside46 said...

Did he see his shadow?

jcrazytrain said...

OH it looks just like the one in the movie:o)))