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Groundhog Day

 

 

 

 

 

In the valley of the shadow of the Groundhog, lies the village of Punxsutawney, well-known weather capital of the world and home to Punxsutawney Phil, a groundhog and prognosticator extraordinaire. Our Seer of seers makes his annual prediction concerning the imminent demise of the winter season from outside his burrow atop Gobbler's Knob. This prognostication takes place on February 2nd which is known world-wide as Groundhog Day.
Punxsutawney’s Groundhog, named Phil, has a sixth sense about the weather. Seeing a glimpse of his shadow on that cold dawn will cause Punxsy Phil to declare another six weeks of winter weather. The Groundhog speaks to the president of the Groundhog Club, who is a member of The Inner Circle, in groundhogese. This language is very mysterious and understood by few.  The famous groundhog’s message is then interpreted and a declaration is made. If there is no shadow, Punxsutawney Phil is happy to tell us that Spring is on the way.  Most commonly, the groundhog does see his shadow and we are in for six more weeks of winter.  For that reason, groundhog hats have become very popular items for Groundhog Day. Many new versions of groundhog hats are made available to the public each year in Punxsutawney.  
Inner Circle
The Inner Circle and the Groundhog Club have carried on this tradition in Punxsutawney for over a hundred years. With much pomp and formality, wearing top hats and bowties, they parade our famous Groundhog in public appearances around the country. The declaration on Groundhog Day inspired by Punxsutawney Phil has news coverage from around the world.
In the summer of 2007, my husband was given the prestigious honor of being chosen as one of the new members of the Inner Circle of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club. We are so very proud of him!
Dr. David Gigliotti is a well-loved chiropractor in Punxsutawney. He grew up here and has had a long time desire to be in the Inner Circle. Dr. Dave is now known as "Thunder Conductor" since his principal service to our famous Groundhog will be to generate audience enthusiasm from the stage on Feb. 2nd. He psyches up a groundhog frenzy of excitement, and does a brilliant job with his sparkling personality, endless energy, and tireless enthusiasm.  He’s a very good dancer too!
In the summer of 2007, my husband was given the prestigious honor of being chosen as one of the new members of the Inner Circle of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club. We are so very proud of him!

 

Dr. David Gigliotti is a well-loved chiropractor in Punxsutawney. He grew up here and has had a long time desire to be in the Inner Circle. Dr. Dave is now known as "Thunder Conductor" since his principal service to our famous Groundhog will be to generate audience enthusiasm from the stage on Feb. 2nd. He psyches up a groundhog frenzy of excitement, and does a brilliant job with his sparkling personality, endless energy, and tireless enthusiasm.  He’s a very good dancer too!
The Thunder Conductor
The thunderous applause when Punxsy Phil comes forth to give his prediction is unprecedented, thanks to Dave.  His first Groundhog Day was in 2008 as the “Thunder Conductor.”  (Each of the Inner Circle members has a weather-related code name.)
In 2015 Dave "Thunder Conductor" Gigliotti, Dan "Moonshine" McGinley, and the Philettes are at it again. Watch them perform a Groundhog Day parody of the popular hit song "Happy." This show was put on in front of thousands of Punxsutawney Phil's faithful followers at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, PA on February 2nd.


In 2014 Dave "Thunder Conductor" Gigliotti, Dan "Moonshine" McGinley, and the Philettes doing a parody of the popular hit "Gangnam Style." Performing the song live in front of thousands at Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney, PA on Groundhog Day.


In 2013 Dave put on a real show, changing the words to the favorite “Gangnam Style” to “Groundhog Style” and doing a dance routine.