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Brevard Prepares To Celebrate Groundhog Day


January 25, 2018

For the fourth year in a row, Brevard’s beloved ambassador white squirrel, Pisgah Pete, will take the helm at the city’s Feb. 2, Groundhog Day festivities in an event dubbed by local residents, “White Squirrel Day.” Event organizers say the town’s cute furry mascot will outshine his weather-prognosticating counterpart, Punxsatawny Phil, by not only predicting whether there will be six more weeks of winter, but also answering additional questions from audience members.

“Punxsatawny Phil has fallen far short in recent years in accuracy of his predictions,” said Ann Sharp-steen...

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