Groundhog’s Day celebration digs up $3,000

Members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, Corry Chapter, recently hosted a celebration at the Library Bar and Grill in honor of Groundhog’s Day. The annual event also served as a fundraiser for local charity organizations. A total of $3,000 was raised, which was donated by local sponsors. The money was divided up between six nonprofit organizations and each received $500. Accepting checks from event organizer Cyndi Sample, fourth from right, and Punxsutawney Phil are, from left, Chuck Stevens, Corry Area Food Pantry board president; Tammy Stoddard, a representative of Corry Community Development Corp.; Emmy Nolen, a representative of Corry Hospice; Steven Bishop, who served as master of ceremonies of the groundhog celebration event; Sample; Daniel Alverio, captain of the Salvation Army in Corry; Lori Trisket, senior community cancer control specialist for the American Cancer Society, Corry Chapter; and Robin Brumagin, a representative of the American Red Cross, Corry Chapter. Journal photo by Erin Passinger

Members of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, Corry Chapter, recently hosted a celebration at the Library Bar and Grill in honor of Groundhog’s Day. The annual event also served as a fundraiser for local charity organizations. A total of $3,000 was raised, which was donated by local sponsors. The money was divided up between six nonprofit organizations and each received $500.

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