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Woodstock Wille Brings 'Groundhog Day' To Life In Woodstock

2/2/2024

WOODSTOCK:

This Groundhog Day, the age-old question of whether we’re in for six more weeks of winter or an early spring captivates the nation. While Punxsutawney Phil takes center stage with his annual prediction, there’s another groundhog in the spotlight – Woodstock Willie, residing in the very village where the iconic 1993 film “Groundhog Day” was filmed.

In the picturesque Woodstock Square, Willie made his prognostication, and the news is promising for those yearning for an early spring. Much like Punxsutawney Phil, Willie did not cast a shadow, aligning his forecast with the optimistic prediction of an imminent arrival of spring. The tradition surrounding the shadow hinges on folklore, suggesting that a frightened groundhog, upon seeing its shadow, retreats to hibernation, indicating an extended winter of six weeks.

So, as the nation awaits the unfolding of this whimsical tradition, Woodstock Willie’s prediction becomes a beacon of hope for those dreaming of warmer days ahead, painting a vivid picture of anticipation as winter’s fate hangs in the balance.

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