CLEARFIELD – Hoodie Hoo Day is a little known national holiday celebrated annually on Feb. 20 as a counter to Groundhog Day. Its major purpose is to hasten the arrival of spring.
In Clearfield, this celebration has taken the form of people being encouraged to blow noise makers, clap and shout and play “shoot the groundhog” at a number of local businesses.
Stops this year included Spanky’s Courthouse Café, the Elks, Ethan’s Café, Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub, and Scotto’s Pizza.
Organizer, Jane Lee Yare, stated that this year’s activities raised $180 that will be used for a special project at the Clearfield Center for Active Living. She would like to see the event grow in the coming years but community participation is vital.
Pictured, from the left, are: Alice Pollock, CCAAA program operations specialist, Yare and Terry Khoury, CCAAA coordinator of mission advancement and public relations.