Snerd, the young groundhog who predicts the end of Garner’s winter, will again be center stage on Tuesday. If you have children, or if you’re a big child yourself, this is a great opportunity to get outdoors, break up the hum drum routine of the work week and school week.
We wish we could tell you Snerd’s prediction will be true and you’ll have a great harbinger of weather to come, but Garner’s Groundhog Day celebration is much more than that. It’s a chance to learn about wildlife of all kinds and discover new things about the world around us.
In our daily rush of life, we rarely think about our place in the ecology of this world and, if we do, we almost certainly don’t think about how other living things play just as critical a role as we do. You can learn those things in just a few hours at White Deer Park on Tuesday. And, it’ll be fun. How often do you get to see a groundhog up close and personal?
Events like this one make our community unique. They give people a reason to explore Garner and its environs. When they do, they learn that events like Groundhog Day contribute to the quality of life in our town. They make it a great place for children and families. They manage to combine learning with fun and, let’s face it, there aren’t too many ways to do that.
It’s no secret for those who live in Garner that the quality of life is high. Groundhog Day is our opportunity to share that fact with people from all over.
So be sure to take a little time on Tuesday to venture out to White Deer Park, hear from Snerd and learn something you didn’t already know.