Grubby the Groundhog to return for Hope event Friday

Grubby the Groundhog may be grumpy but so far she has a better record than her Pennsylvania cousin. That’s according to Hope Town Manager J.T. Doane.

The town of Hope will hold its Groundhog Day event at 8:30 a.m. on Friday morning and it will feature the rescued animal from Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators.

Doane explains the success of the event, which has drawn media attention from around the state.

He says that the event includes top hats and tails for groundhog handlers..

Doane said that Grubby showed her skills last year when she predicted a shorter winter, when she did not see her shadow.

Hauser Junior and Senior High School bands will provide music for the event and light refreshments will be available at Willow Leaves of Hope, on the north side of the Town Square.

This will be Grubby’s fourth year serving as Hope’s weather forecaster..