Groundhog Day In Garner

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Do you think we’ll see an early end to winter this year? Head over to Garner’s annual Groundhog Day Celebration at White Deer Park this Saturday, February 2nd, to find out! You probably know the legend: if the groundhog emerges from his burrow and sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. The most famous groundhog is Punxsutawney Phil (who played a big role in the 1993 movie Groundhog Day), but Garner has Mortimer the Groundhog presiding over its prediction. Starting at 10am there will be family-friendly activities and music until Mortimer the groundhog makes his prediction at noon! There will be a hawk release by Claws, Inc. and a chance to meet other rescued animals, there will also be supervised reptiles for the kids to see up close in the nature center. There will be a dance-off, groundhog craft activities, field games and more! Join Mortimer at White Deer Park for some fun, and hopefully no shadows! For more information visit GarnerNC.gov.