GROUNDHOG DAY, Thursday, February 2, 2023
(All photos by Bob or Barb Wilhelm unless otherwise noted)
Shirt Style #1
Shirt Style #2
Unadilla Billie makes her prediction: 6 more weeks of winter!
Billie and some of her friends
Celebration time - Saturday, February 4
Early Saturday morning: John Vanderford, Bob Brandt, Jan Moore, Taryn Vanderford
The morning started off with a craft fair in the gym. Thanks so much to Ashley Anthony for organizing this!
Jeff Barnes, Speaker
Nina Jean Rohlfs entertains in the Duncan Building
The "Soundhogs": Randy Baker, Pat Glen, John Moss
Perry and Fritz Stoner
Jan Eisenhauer Moore
Photo: Bob Brandt
Nebraska Senator Pete Ricketts
Parade Time: 2:00 p.m.
Bob Wilhelm saluting the Color Guard as it passes by
Photos: Amy Bryan
Bob Brandt leads in his Ford Falcon - the official car of Groundhog Day, as it was introduced to the public on February 2, 1962.
Sue Saathoff, Grand Marshall & dedicated 12 year Library volunteer (You can see the Groundhog quilt she made in the Duncan Building.)
Ron Zeiger's 1969 Chevelle - driven by Liam Zeiger
Honoring Late King, Brett Dettmer & Queen, Jan Moore
Girl Scouts "Spirit of Nebraska"
Kathy Knake, Kirsten Knake, Chauty Jhes, Kenzie Jhes, Pam Pfeiffer, Joslyn Pfeiffer
Groundhog Central Committee: Larry Beers & Dale Henke
1961 Ford Falcon Futura - has been in the parade every year
Jeanie Steinkuhler & Rebecca
1962 Ford Falcon Futura - "The Cadillac of Falcons!"
Groundhog Birthday Float - driven by Paul Wallman
Driving a 1962 Cadillac that's been in the parade for 20 consecutive years
Senator Pete Ricketts, family, staff, & volunteers
Joe's Garage Classified Convoy
1987 Duece & 1/2, 1951 Chevy PU, identifying as a 1967 Corvette, 1991 Deuce & 1/2
Photo: Amy Bryan
"Let Freedom Ring" and Thank you to all Veterans
Syracuse Germanfest (Looking for a better photo)
Ava Teten, Little Miss Germanfest, Jodee Paulsen, Burgermeister 2022-2023, Bent Teten, Burgermeister 2021-2022
Nitty Gritty Gas & Thrift/Dan & Bev Anderson, Owners
"Big Foot AKA The Unadilla Yeller", Get down to the Nitty Gritty!
NoWear BMX: Mason, Jett, Gabe, Shane, Jamie, Pete the Pup
NoWear BMX is a non-profit organization. They would like to see a BMX Park in Unadilla to help promote positive growth in our community.
1929 Franklin 137, 7 passenger touring car, owner & driver: John Moss
1929 Franklin 135 4-door sedan, driven by Steve Jones, owner: John Moss
1927 Ford TT 1 ton, all original, owner & driver: Jason Newby
1930 Ford Model A, 2-door coupe, navy blue, 40 horse, owner & driver Dale Jergensen, passenger: Greg Bowden. Been in the family since the late 1940's
1930 Ford Model A, black standard coupe, 80 hsp. Owned and driven by John Ledely, passenger, Daniel Ledely
Cornhusker Model A Club. 1931 Ford Tudor. Driver: Harv Jecha. Passengers: Judy, Avery & Lanz Jecha
Cornhusker Model A Club. 1931 Ford Model A 2-dr coupe. Bill & Linda Buckley
Cornhusker Model A Club. 1931 Deluxe Model A Tudor, Car's name is "Ole Rudy". Owners: Gayle & Nancy Hanshaw
Cornhusker Model A Club. 1930 Model A Tudor Sedan. Restored by Robert & son Scott Callway. Owned by family for 63 years. Robert & Judy Callaway.
Flower Mound Ranch