Members of the Inner Circle, Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, Punxsutawney, PA, 2010.
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Group Photograph 
Bill Deeley, President,  Keith Shields - Secretary/Treasurer,John Griffiths - Co-Handler, Ben Hughes - Co-Handler, Dave Gigliotti - Thunder Conductor, Jeff Grube - Sky Painter, Ed Jekielek - Storm Chaser, Tim Fezell - Sun Beamer, Mike Johnston - Vice-President, Jeff Lundy - Fair Weatherman, Butch Philliber-Iceman, Ron Ploucha - Stump Warden, Bob Roberts - His Protector, Tom Uberti - The Big Windmaker, and A. J. Dereume-Inner Circle  Name TBA

Credit: Courtesy of The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club

Drawing from both pagan and Christian traditions, Ground Hog Day has its roots in ancient German customs transplanted by immigrants to America. Although the origins of such practices have been largely forgotten, Ground Hog Day remains an important celebration that each year draws thousands enthusiasts to Punxsutawney, Quarryville, and other parts of the Commonwealth.

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