Lewisburg to use worm to predict winter


LEWISBURG – The Woolly Worm Festival returns to Lewisburg this weekend.  While there are many fun activities at this festival, the main event is the winter weather prediction. Mayor Judy Wagner said, “This is Lewisburg’s answer to Punxsutawney Phil.  We have a Woolly Worm judging contest.”


“We will study them and take measurements.  Then we will predict whether or not we are going to have a mild winter or a cold winter, and if we are going to have a lot of snow or not a lot of snow.”  This year’s Master of Ceremonies will be WNEP’s Jim Hamill.


Along with the highly anticipated winter weather prediction, guests can also look forward to a performance from the Lewisburg High School Marching Band, a children’s musician, a magician, a balloon artist, a puppet show, a moon bounce, a petting zoo, pony rides, and even worm races where kids can bring their own woolly caterpillars to see whose is fastest.


The 16th annual Woolly Worm Festival is this Saturday from9:30 a.m. to4 p.m. at Lewisburg’sHufnaglePark, and all proceeds benefit local children’s charities.  More details are posted at www.woolywormfestival.com.

(Codi Heath)



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