Nearby Woodstock holds its own Groundhog Day events starring Woodstock Willie.
Out in Pennsylvania, Punxsutawney Phil steals the show on Feb. 2, but here in Illinois, Woodstock Willie is our number one guy. Feb. 2 marks Groundhog Day in America. It's believed that if it's cloudy when Phil emerges from his burrow, spring will come early. If it's sunny and he sees his shadow, winter will continue for six more weeks. Crowds come for hundreds of miles to witness the event each year. If you want to join in on similar festivities in the far northwest suburbs, head to Woodstock where the movie "Groundhog Day" was filmed. The community holds it's own annual event called Groundhog Days in Woodstock Square. The main event, the prognostication, will take place at 7 a.m. when a polka band will wake Woodstock Willie from his …
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Groundhog Day 2012
Fun Crafts, Recipes and Activities to Take the Edge Off of a Long Winter
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Sue Kirchner
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Tomorrow is Groundhog Day and I know you're on the edge of your seat waiting to hear if we have 6 more weeks of winter. Well, maybe not but it's still fun to watch Punxatawney Phil and dream about Spring. To help celebrate the Groundhog's big day and have some fun with your family, I've rounded-up some super cute craft ideas, recipies and activities. Cook Up Some Fun While you watch Punxatawney Phil on TV tomorrow morning, thrill the kids with these fun and easy Groundhog and Shadow Pancakes. Check out these incredibly creative Groundhog Day inspired recipes from the Gourmet Mom on the Go blog. I love the Groundhog sticking up out of the hot chocolate! Here's a Groundhog Day fruit snack idea to treat the kids after school. If you really …