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‘I had such a great time’: Groundhog Days festival draws good weather, big crowd for weekend activities

Woodstock Willie and his optimistic forecast for spring bring a reaction from WGN-TV weatherman Tom Skilling (right), a special guest for Groundhog Days last week. Willie is held aloft by handler Mark Szafran to the delight of Groundhog Days Committee Chairman Rick Bellairs and Woodstock Mayor Mike Turner. (Independent photo by Ken Farver)
“Never underestimate the power of the groundhog,” Backdrop owner Gregg Hansen said of the successful retail weekend around Woodstock annual February festival. Groundhog Days provided the city with an opportunity […]
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