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February 2, 2021 Online

 

Press Release

Punxsutawney Groundhog Club

Gobbler’s Knob, Punxsutawney Pennsylvania.

November 17. 2021

 

In early fall this year the Inner Circle of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club formed a Special Committee to monitor the Covid pandemic and stay ahead of our options for Groundhog Day.   We have been in continuing contact with health officials and those providing guidance.  The health and safety of our faithful followers and everyone associated with Phil's prognostication has been our number one priority.   

      Today we announce that Phil, along with the Inner Circle, will be making his live annual Prognostication from Gobbler’s Knob this coming Groundhog Day February 2nd 2021, but it has been determined that there will not be any in person attendance or guests on the grounds as the potential Covid risks to overcome are too great. 

    We will continue to update the media and Phil's followers as to viewing the live ceremony and prognostication via broadcasting and on all outlets, including television and Internet and live steaming.

            We are developing numerous live internet, website and virtual events and interactions that will take the place of the traditional in person events.  Information regarding these virtual events will be listed and on our website:  www.groundhog.org.  We want to assure Phil’s fans that even though the 2021 celebration will look different, the Inner Circle is excited to develop numerous virtual events and new opportunities to celebrate Groundhog Day.

It is very unlikely, but it if it is determined that we can logistically and safety hold any in person activities related to Groundhog Day, we will make that information available if developed.  

 

The guests who come to Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney each February from around the world are a key component to making Groundhog Day so special.   We look forward to the day when we can welcome back all our guests and faithful followers, hopefully in February of 2022.

   

Stay safe Groundhoggers! 

 

Jeffrey Lundy

President

Punxsutawney Groundhog Club 


CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE ANNOUCEMENT

Phil will leave his burrow at 7:25 a.m. February 2nd at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania he will observe the weather conditions and look for his shadow he will then make his prediction for the remainder of winter. Join us on www.groundhog.org to view it online!

Groundhog Day Webcast

Each year, a web link of the telecast provided by PCN is available on the Pennsylvania tourism website. You can watch it as a webcast by going to their website.

During a normal Groundhog Day Celebration- The link to PCN is added a few days before Groundhog Day and will show their everyday programming until Groundhog Day morning when the festivities are broadcast, usually starting about 6 a.m. EST. 

Crowd Cut Outs

Do you want to join us for Groundhog Day 2021?   Here is your chance!

Purchase a cut out and we will set you up for Groundhog Day 2021 in the Audience. 

Each cut out will have a picture taken on the Knob Stage and will be available to the purchaser to download at no additional cost and be signed by members of the Inner Circle.

All cut outs will be kept and available for pick at the Gobbler's Knob Visitor Center until 2/2/22. There is also an option to ship it for an additional fee. 

Please note ** Nothing physical will be shipped unless the option is purchased and it will be after 2/2/21. 

Photo Requirements:

  • It is recommended that you wear Groundhog Day gear in your cutout.
  • You can hold a Groundhog Day-related sign or prop but make sure to keep it inside your body width

Where to Stand:

  • Find a light source and face it to avoid backlighting.
  • Solid backgrounds (preferably white or a light color)

How to Snap Your Photo:

  • Have someone take your photo or set a timer on your camera. No selfies. 1 person per photo.
  • For best results, stand 6 feet from the camera and take it at eye-level.
  • Include some space around your head and shoulders and take the photo from waist up.
  • Take the photo in a vertical (portrait) format and submit the photo in the largest possible size.
  • Don't raise your arms above your shoulders. They will be cropped out.

How to Upload Your Photo:

  • Please make sure your file is over 1 MB. Smaller file sizes might make your cutout appear blurry. Images will be emailed to director@ghogclub.com. We will follow up with you after you make your purchase. 

The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to refuse any photos. Images that portray obscene, lewd, explicit, discriminatory, derogatory, violent, offensive, infringing or otherwise inappropriate content are strictly prohibited and will be discarded; all sales are final and refunds will not be awarded.

The following will not be permitted: 

  • Commercial advertisements, including slogans, websites, social media handles or phone numbers.
  • Offensive or negative language
  • Statements or endorsements of political candidates
  • Third party marks/logos/branding on clothing or in the background of photos

The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club is a non-profit organization. All proceeds made from this fundraiser will go toward fulfilling the mission of Punxsutawney Phil. 

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Cameo

The Seer of Seers, Prognosticator of all Prognosticators, the only true weather predicting groundhog... Punxsutawney Phil and his Inner Circle are on Cameo to wish you a Happy Groundhog Day!  Click Here to see more information!
 

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Groundhog Day Photos

Check out these snapshots of Punxsutawney Phil, the Inner Circle and PCG members at our past Groundhog Day events and celebrations.
 

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