Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Will Pierre see his Shadeaux?

Note: We've heard that this year's event has been cancelled because it falls on a Sunday. Does that mean winter has been cancelled too?          

    You’ve heard of the groundhog emerging every Feb. 2 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to look for his shadow and proclaim whether or not we will have six more weeks of winter. How about New Iberia, Louisiana?
            Not to be outdone by northern rodents, Pierre C. Shadeaux, the Cajun groundhog, will emerge from wherever he is hiding at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 2 in Bouligny Plaza of New Iberia and gives us a meteorological forecast.
            The fact that Pierre is actually a nutria shouldn’t be reason to not believe if he sees his shadow, winter will continue and if he doesn’t, Mardi Gras should be warm and sunny.
            The Cajun Ground Hog Day celebration this year will include student essay contest winners presented with awards, performances by children’s choirs, proclamations and more. For more information, call (337) 365-6773 or visit http://iberiatravel.com/.

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