Slumbering Groundhogs await big day
The Slumbering Groundhog Lodge of Quarryville will host its 105th observance of Groundhog Day on Feb. 2 at the Chateau in the Valley of White Rock, south of Quarryville.
This year's forecast -- of an early spring or six more weeks of winter -- will be made atop the Pinnacle of Prognostication by Hibernating Gov. Richard M. Rankin, following consultation with Octorara Orphie, the club's mascot, and groundhog sighting reports from a half-dozen observation squads. Remarks will follow by Defender of the Faith Stuart J. Mylin. Michael Ranck will demonstrate the Groundhog Jig, accompanied by the Groundhog Marching Band.
Festivities begin at 8:15 a.m. with the ceremonial parade from the covered bridge. The public is invited to attend.
The lodge also welcomes the following members of the Baby Class of 2013:
John Barry Girvin, Pequea, science teacher at Solanco High School; Jeffrey D. Graybeal, Holtwood, salesman at Car-Mic Truck Accessories; Jeremy Charles Hart, Quarryville, manager at Clean Enterprises; Steven Joseph Hess, Quarryville, railway worker at Norfolk Southern Railroad; Ronald Joseph Miller, Lancaster, soccer coach at Solanco High School; Michael Reynolds, Quarryville, director assistant at Reynolds Funeral Home; Robert Peter Thomas, Cochranville, self-employed handyman; and Leon Anthony Trager Jr., Quarryville, senior nuclear technician at Peach Bottom Atomic Power .n