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CELEBRITY GROUNDHOG ‘PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL’ TO VISIT PENNSYLVANIA FARM SHOW
1/9/2009
HARRISBURG – The “world’s most famous groundhog,” Pennsylvania’s own Punxsutawney Phil, is making a repeat appearance at the Pennsylvania Farm Show on Tuesday, Jan. 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

For the second year, Phil will spend “Youth Day” at the Farm Show in the family living area of the Main Hall of the Farm Show Complex & Expo Center near the Maclay Street lobby. 

According to folklore, if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow when he emerges from his Jefferson County burrow on Feb. 2, there will be six more weeks of winter. If he does not, there will be an early spring.

Phil will be available to pose for photos with Farm Show visitors. Phil’s handlers, the Inner Circle of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, will also provide several interactive educational programs throughout the day, sharing the 122-year legend of the tradition of Groundhog Day.

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 270 commercial exhibitors. The show runs Jan. 10-17 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg.  Admission is free and parking is $8.  For more information, including a complete list of the 18 learning stations, visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us.
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