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Groundhog Day Celebration Planned

January 30th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

The City of Cumberland, the Downtown Development Commission (DDC) and the Parks and Recreation Department extend an invitation for the 17th annual Groundhog Day Celebration at City Hall Plaza. On Friday, February 2nd, Cumberland’s prognosticator mascot, Queen City Charlie, will be on the steps of City Hall to help answer the question, “Will it be an early Spring or six more weeks of Winter?”
On hand to interpret the prediction will be Mayor Raymond Morriss and members of City Council. The program will begin at 7 a.m. with Mayor Morriss announcing the coloring contest winners, reading the Proclamation, and welcoming our mascot who will be making an appearance near sunrise at 7:22 a.m.
Attendees can enjoy coffee and hot chocolate compliments of Café Mark as well as special Groundhog-themed cookies from M&M Bake Shop. WCBC Radio will be livestreaming on their Facebook page. Our coloring contest winners will be recognized and presented with their prizes. All That To Go at 52 North Mechanic Street will offer for the day a free dessert if it is an early spring or a free drink for six more weeks of winter. Cuttz of Encouragement at 70 Pershing Street is offering $5 off a haircut during the month of February. The Allegany County Library will join the fun by offering a recording of Groundhog stories and a virtual bookshelf of Groundhog Day children's books with links to check them out from the library. Visit: