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Annual Groundhog Banquet!
The Groundhog Club Annual Banquet is going to be held February 1st 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
It will take place at the Punxsutawney High School. Tickets are available at the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club for $25 by calling 814-938-7700 Ext. 3.
The master of ceremonies for the banquet will be Jeff Lundy, The Fair Weatherman. The Man and Woman of the Year for Punxsutawney will be announced, as well as, the new Ambassadors of the Groundhog Club.
The guest speaker for the Banquet is Danny Rubin, screenwriter, actor, lecturer, celebrity blogger, and most notably the screenwriter of the modern classic Groundhog Day. Rubin has taught screenwriting in Chicago at the University of Illinois, Columbia College, and the National High School Institute; at the Sundance Institute in Utah; the PAL Screenwriting Lab in England; the Chautauqua Institution in New York; and in New Mexico at the College of Santa Fe. He is currently the Briggs-Copeland Lecturer on Screenwriting at Harvard University.
Rubin holds a B.A. in Biology from Brown University and an M.A. in Radio, Television, and Film from Northwestern University.
He is married to librarian, web-designer, and architect Louise Rubin with whom he shares 2 children.
Rubin’s weather philosophy is to dress appropriately. Usually on Groundhog Day Danny Rubin spends his day answering emails and phone calls from well-wishers, “It’s like my birthday only without the cake” says Rubin.
When asked whether he would like to see six more weeks of winter or an early spring Rubin responded, “However it comes out I will dress appropriately.”
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Tom Corbett, 46th Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will also be attending the Annual Groundhog Banquet as a special guest. He will be accompanied by his wife, Susan.
Corbett, a lifelong PA resident, was inaugurated in January 2011 as Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Corbett has been a key adviser to U.S. Presidents and Governors and now with a distinguished career serving the citizens of Pennsylvania. Corbett is making a significant impact on the lives of Pennsylvanians through his work on issues of criminal justice, victims' rights and drug and alcohol prevention and rehabilitation.
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