Friday, January 29, 2010

Tuesday, February 2nd is Woodchuck Day in Vermont!

For a few years now, folks throughout Vermont have been holding various Woodchuck Day celebrations on February 2nd – the most notable being the WDEV Woodchuck Day Competition and live broadcast at Rusty Parker Memorial Park in Waterbury. Phil and the folks in Pennsylvania haven’t been the biggest fans, but hey – in Vermont we do what we want! Because in Vermont, a woodchuck is a hearty Vermonter, a Vermont made hard cider, and an animal sometimes referred to as the groundhog.

So, folks at WDEV, Woodchuck Draft Cider, Ski Vermont, and a collection of Vermont ski resorts and Vermont restaurants have joined together to help make Woodchuck Day the official holiday celebrated in Vermont on February 2nd! We’re hoping additional Vermont media will come on board and help us spread the word to all Vermonters – February 2nd is Woodchuck Day in Vermont! And, as legend goes, the woodchuck will look for his shadow – and we’re rooting for six more weeks of great skiing and riding in the state that owns winter in its original state!

Woodchuck Day Celebrations will be taking place throughout next week beginning with the Woodchuck Day Competition at 7 am at Rusty Parker Memorial Park in Waterbury and ending with some fantastic après ski parties next weekend at resorts such as Jay Peak and Mount Snow. A complete list of events is available at

And please encourage Woodchucks to help Woodchucks by donating to the Vermont National Guard Charitable Foundation. Financial donations can be sent to WDEV - 9 Stowe Street, Waterbury, VT 05676.

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