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|the stump used by Phil when he makes his prediction at Gobbler's Knob|
In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, there are 32 6 foot tall fiberglass groundhogs scattered throughout the town. These statues are known as Phantastic Phils. The first Phantastic Phil was named “Phillage” and first appeared on Groundhog Day, 2004. It was sponsored by The Groundhog Cluband painted by local artist Kelly Porada. I took this photo of the statue on a recent trip to Punxsutawney.
During the hours before dawn on February 2nd, a crowd of hearty revelers gather on Gobbler's Knob to await Phil's prediction. If however you are the more stay at home type of you might want to gather a group of friends and some refreshments and sing some groundhog carols while waiting for Phil to make his appearance. There are more songs and activities on the website.