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Come See Pisgah Pete Make His Predictions – Brevard, NC


Last updated 1/29/2020 at 4:06pm

The public is invited to attend the sixth annual “White Squirrel Day” on Sunday at Mayberry’s on West Main Street in Brevard.

During the event, white squirrel Pisgah Pete will predict whether there will be six more weeks of winter and the winner of Sunday’s Super Bowl.

The annual event has become a fundraiser for The White Squirrel Institute, a local nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to local licensed wildlife rehabilitators who rescue and save local wildlife, including squirrels, birds, possums and more. Money is raised through personal donations and an “Adopt a White Squirrel” program, where for $25 participants receive a white squirrel adoption certificate and the ability to name their rescued squirrel.

Under the guidance of Director Katy Rosenberg, The White Squirrel Institute has seen a 90 percent increase in white squirrel adoptions since 2018, said Rosenberg.

“The money raised is sorely needed, and the more money we raise, the more rehabilitators we can help,” Rosenberg said.

The organization will be present Sunday, where fans of Pisgah Pete will be able to “Adopt a White Squirrel” on-site to support fundraising efforts. Donations and adoptions can also be made at

Sunday’s event will begin at noon with a live radio remote.

At 1 p.m., Pisgah Pete will make his predictions.


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