It’s Groundhog Day all over again
Two Rivers Tunnel makes his annual prediction Tuesday
HUNTINGTON — Many people may have enjoyed the mild weather of the last few weeks but it could mean a longer winter if a local groundhog sees his shadow, says one wildlife park representative.
Two Rivers Wildlife Park will hold its Groundhog Day festivities Tuesday.
The park’s resident groundhog, Two Rivers Tunnel, is expected to make his annual prediction at 11:22 a.m. with the park gates opening at 9 a.m.
It is expected to be sunny on groundhog day, so that increases Two Rivers Tunnel’s chances of seeing his shadow, said Earlene MacPherson of Two Rivers Wildlife Park.
“So that might mean six more weeks of winter.”
About 300 children are expected to attend the event, she said.
Hal Higgins from CBC will be master of ceremonies and several local dignitaries are also expected to attend, said MacPherson.
The Groundhog Day event will launch the park’s Winter Frolic festival, which takes place Friday to Sunday and will include skating, music, a candlelit tour of the trail and a free horse and sleigh taxi to and from the park’s canteen area.
MacPherson said the warm weather has been nice but park officials are hoping for a little more snow so the events planned for the festival can take place.