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Groundhog Day 2013 PDF  | Print |  E-mail

THANKS TO MARK CZAPLA, MARY HANKE, & BOB WILHELM

FOR THE ADDITIONAL PHOTOS 

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Berdean Stoner and Sandi Kimbell at the Reception

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Madison Hillman, Matt Capps, Maisie Hillman, Michele Capps

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Unadilla Bill and Bob Brandt

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Summer Wardyn shows off her Groundhog face

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Face painting on Maisie Hillman's arm

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Barb Wilhelm & Darrel Draper

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Lee Clark, Rose Marie Brandt as the President's parents

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Charlie Wilhelm

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Waiting for the parade to start

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Dave Hall & Donna Crownover line them up

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Bob Brandt, Bob Bryan, Dave Hall

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Dave Hall and Barry Brandt

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Jim Schwab, Keith Goering, Bonnie Carlson,

Ron Apel, Ron Johnson

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The official Falcon of Groundhog Day

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John & Taryn Vanderford from Channel 10

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The anonymous and underappreciated Groundhogs

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Groundhog Central Committee

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2012 Royalty Mitchell Kimbell & Jill Conradi

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Germanfest

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Midwest Coop

Midwest Farmer's Co-op

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Palmyra Action League

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Girl Scounts

Girl Scouts

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Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts

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Greg Blecha & the "Good Time" Polka Band

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Bonnie Ebert Mertens leads the way

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Steve Schutz

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Wallmans

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Beatrice Concrete

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Amber Gigstad

Queen Candidate: Amber Gigstad

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Marvin Lucas

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Owner: Bill Davis

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Ole Hank

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Streaker on a tractor (Bob Wilhelm)

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The Fichtum Crew

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Bob Bryan

Bob Bryan on his Cushman scooter

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Fuller Farms

Mud racer Michael Vodicka

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Firetruck

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Rescue Squad

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Queen Bonnie Ebert Mertens & King Brian Zahn

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GROUNDHOG DAY 2013

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UNADILLA, NEBRASKA GROUNDHOG DAY

25th ANNIVERSARY 1988-2013

FEBRUARY 2, 2013

"Get down with the Groundhog!"

 

ENTERTAINMENT

10:30 Darrell Draper will give an educational presentation

on Theodore Roosevelt. Don't miss this special event!

Sponsored by the Unadilla Area Foundation

and the Nebraska Humanities Council.

 

PARADE

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ALL ENTRIES WELCOME TO ENTER THE PARADE

Enter at Dan's Tire Shop by 12:15 p.m. for the

1:00 p.m. start

LINCOLN SPORT PARACHUTE CLUB WILL KICK

OFF THE PARADE assisted by Allyson Thoms.

This year's Grand Marshal will be

Jon & Taryn Vanderford of 10/11 TV.

(Last year there were 18 entries and temperature was

32 degrees and snowing.)

LAST YEAR'S WINNERS:

John Moss & Jason Newby antique

1934 & 1930 Oldsmobile.

Vernon Wilhelm's 1952 8N Ford tractor driven by

Robert Wilhelm and restored by Chuck Bjork.

Charlotte Endorf pickup with vintage

1972 Artic Cat Snowblower

 

COMMUNITY CENTER (SCHOOL GYM)

Bid on silent auction items and purchase your 2013

Groundhog shirts! Last year collected $1580 for the

Fire Dept, Rescue Squad, & Unadilla Foundation

8:30 - 2:30 Craft Fair (Gym) & Quilt Show (Room #1)

9:00 Christian Church Bake Sale

10:30 Darrell Draper portrays Theodore Roosevelt

11:00 Momma Prelle's lunch starts

12:00 Silent Auction closes!

VENDOR RENTS TO THE UNADILLA LIBRARY

 

ll:00 - 12:45 United Methodist Church Luncheon

(1/2 block north of the Co-op)

 

WINE TASTING AT TR MART 12:00 - 6:00

 

Groundhog shirts & nuts for sale!

Get your very own at the at the Duncan Building on Main

Street! RED ALERT! The Nut Growers will be selling

pecans and walnuts.

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SOUP CATEGORIES & LAST YEAR'S WINNERS:

Chili: Steve & Teresa Cooper (2 years straight)

Vegetable: Nina Jean Rohlfs

Other: Chuck Porter

JERKY CONTEST & LAST YEARS WINNERS:

Mel Giittinger, Chad Pester, Rick Wassenberg,

& Jim Anderson

Soup & Jerky contests are at the Duncan Building

in Downtown Unadilla.

Sponsored by the Unadilla Area Foundation

and Michele & Matt Capps.

Bring your entries between 11:00 and 12:30.

Stay & taste entries after 2:00 (donation required)

 

KING & QUEEN CORONATION

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2:00 at THE BAR

Reigning King: Mitch Kimbell

Reigning Queen: Jill Conradi Noerrlinger

2013 nominations are:

King: Larry Boardman, Chuck Bjork, Brian Zahn

Chad Pester, Randy Steinkuhler

Queen: Amber Gigstad, Jennifer Leefers, Cassie Royal,

Gera Stilwell, Bonnie Ebert Mertens

VOTING:

At "The Bar" until 10:30 a.m. on Febr 2nd

At Countryside Bank until Noon on Febr 2nd

 

Note: Last year on the actual Groundhog Day, 2-2-2012,

the Groundhog saw his shadow at 7:35 a.m.

calling for an early spring! (A very accurate forecast

if you recall!)

The temperature was 26 degrees.

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This year the Unadilla Area Foundation will sponsor

a King and Queen Reunion at THE BAR on Thursday,

January 31, 2013, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Please wear appropriate Groundhog attire and anyone

who believes in "The Shadow" is welcome!

Commemorative koozies will be available to

purchase, only at this special event!

 

THANKS TO THE OTOE COUNTY VISITORS

COMMITTEE FOR THEIR

MARKETING SPONSORSHIP!

 

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