(WVVA) Though the official “Groundhog Day” holiday is February 2nd, Concord University in Athens, West Virginia started the festivities early Friday morning, holding its annual Groundhog Day breakfast.
Every year, the university awards the title of “Groundhog Watcher” to a deserving individual in the community. This year’s winner was Charlie Mathena, a Welch, WV native who started Princeton’s well-known, Chuck Mathena Center, named after Charlie’s son, who passed away in 1992.
Concord University’s groundhog, coincidentally named, “Concord Charlie” also made his prediction; according to the groundhog, he did not see his shadow, which means we may be in for an early Spring!
Concord Charlie made the prediction at the 40th annual Groundhog Day Breakfast.