Friday, February 2, 2024

Schuylkill County's Grover the Groundhog Predicts Early Spring

On Friday morning, the Sweet Arrow Lake Clubhouse in Pine Grove Township came alive with the spirit of Groundhog Day as residents gathered for the 18th annual event. 

Grover the Groundhog, accompanied by his soulmate Sweet Arrow Lake Sue, took center stage to make his weather prognostication, echoing the famous Punxsutawney Phil.

Organized by the Sweet Arrow Lake Conservation Association, the event drew approximately 60 to 70 enthusiastic attendees eager to witness Grover's prediction for the upcoming weeks.

Bob Evanchalk, had the honor of reading Grover's weather-related poem, adding a touch of tradition to the festivities.

Grover, like his counterpart Punxsutawney Phil, forecasted an early Spring, bringing a sense of hope and anticipation to the crowd.