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Pennsylvania Locals Celebrate Roots With A Groundhog Day Tradition

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Posted: February 3, 2014

Mary Anne Heatwole serves up groundhog stew at the 5th annual Pennsylvania Groundhog Day Feast on Saturday at Weaver’s Mennonite Church. About 150 residents with ties to the Keystone State celebrated their heritage at the event. (Photo by Jason Lenhart)
Lynn Oliver, vice president of Valley Wildlife Care, holds Winchester Phil on Sunday at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester. Like his cousin in Punxsutawney, Pa., Phil saw his shadow. (Photo by Scott Mason / Byrd Newspapers)
In addition to groundhog stew, a variety of traditional foods were available at the 5th annual Pennsylvania Groundhog Day Feast on Saturday at Weaver’s Mennonite Church. (Photo by Jason Lenhart)

HARRISONBURG — Pennsylvanian transplants living in the Valley could pick any number of holidays on which to celebrate their roots, from Independence Day to the birthdays of William Penn or adopted...



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