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The latest from Gobbler's Knob

alexd

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PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pennsylvania (AP) -- When Punxsutawney Phil pops his head out of his hole on February 2 to tell people whether or not they will experience six more weeks of winter, the famous groundhog may see more than his shadow.

Because of the September 11 terrorist attacks, security will be stepped up at Phil's home, Gobbler's Knob.

"They'll be checking people a little more, naturally, the way conditions are," said Barney Stockdale of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club.

People with backpacks or bags will be subject to a search when they go to Gobbler's Knob.

"We'll have a good contingency of troopers there this year to ensure everyone's safety," said State Police spokesman Jamie LeVeir.

The tight security on Groundhog Day won't be the only new thing in Punxsutawney this year. The Punxsutawney Borough Council on Monday voted to allow a charity to serve beer downtown during the festivities, despite objections that the fund-raiser would encourage drinking and rowdy behavior.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will put up a tent large enough to fit 1,200 people and charge $10 admission.

Groundhog Day organizers banned drinking on Gobbler's Knob in 1996.

 

Rosey

TRIBE Member
oh good. now the taliban plot to assissinate the groundhog and bring on endless winter will be thwarted.

americans.
 
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Jeremy Jive

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by stir-fry:
knob gobbler
haha
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Thats the best halloween costume of all time.

jeremy -she gobbles nuts like a squirrel in heat- jive
 

stir-fry

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Jeremy:
Thats the best halloween costume of all time.

jeremy -she gobbles nuts like a squirrel in heat- jive
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thanks for making me laugh
 
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