The Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center is once again sponsoring the “Little Mr. & Miss Groundhog” contest. All kindergarten children attending Punxsutawney Area schools, SSCD and the Punxsutawney Christian School are eligible. Submit a photo (no larger than 5″ x 7″) to the Weather Discovery Center with child’s name, age, address & phone number on the back no later than Saturday, Jan. 9.  Photos may be mailed to 201 N. Findley Street, Punxsutawney or dropped off. The Weather Discovery Center is open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

New this year! In-person voting will take place at Laska’s Pizza from January 11-28, Monday – Sunday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. The winners are chosen by popular vote with each vote costing $1.00. Voting by credit card (MC, VISA, DISC) can be done in-person at Laska’s Pizza OR by telephone to the Weather Discovery Center at 814-938-1000. (If no answer, leave a message to receive a return phone call.) There is a $5 minimum to vote by credit card due to service fees.

The winners will be notified on the evening of Jan. 28. The crowning of Little Mr. & Miss Groundhog 2021 will take place Saturday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. in the lobby of the Weather Discovery Center.  The winners will each receive a $50 Wal-Mart gift card and a gift bag. Little Mr. & Miss Groundhog are also invited to be in the Fireman’s Old Home Week parade and the Home for the Holidays parade. All contestants will receive a complimentary admission ticket to the Weather Discovery Center.

Punxsutawney Weather Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and gifts are tax deductible as provided by law. Proceeds from the fundraiser support educational programming.

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