Feb. 20 Proclaimed as Hoodie Hoo Day in Clearfield Co.

Pictured, in front, are: Clearfield County Commissioners John A. Sobel, Tony Scotto, chairman, and Dave Glass. In the back are Jane Lee Yare and Terry O’Conner. (Photo by GANT News Editor Jessica Shirey)

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield County Commissioners on Tuesday proclaimed Feb. 20 as Hoodie Hoo Day.

It’s a little-known holiday to make a lot of noise to overcome the winter blues. It brings Hoodie Hoo out of the forest to chase off winter, says Jane Lee Yare, who has organized events locally for the past 10 years or so.

“It’s why we’ve had some mild winters in recent years,” she added.

On Feb. 20, Yare will begin her rounds in the morning with stops at Spanky’s Courthouse Café, Lefort’s Sweet Shoppe and Express Café in downtown Clearfield.

She invites people to come to the Clearfield County Courthouse Plaza at 12 p.m. to make a whole lot of noise, wake up Hoodie Hoo and chase off winter.

In the afternoon, she’ll stop by the Clearfield Center for Active Living, and will also visit the children, from 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., at the Children’s Aid Society.

Yare said depending on participation and whether or not time permits, she may stop in other downtown businesses to celebrate Hoodie Hoo Day.

Because Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring, individuals will have the chance to “feed the groundhog” for a prize. Still, she’s willing to allow others to “shoot him.”

The cost to play is three chances for $1, and Yare said all proceeds will directly benefit the Children’s Aid Society of Clearfield County.

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