The nationally known groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow too, predicting six more weeks of winter. His prediction came in around 7:30 a.m. in Punxsutawney, Pa., where there were overcast skies and scattered snow and rain showers.
In his Monday column, Kelly writes — “In Pennsylvania, they say that Punxsutawney Phil is kept alive by a magic elixir. We’re looking to get that magic elixir for Potomac Phil.”
Kelly goes on to say that Aaron heads up Dupont Festival, a nonprofit organization that in warmer months screens movies at the circle, hosts plays and concerts and sponsors chess tournaments. Three years ago, seeing a vacuum in the District’s groundhog-related festivities, Aaron launched this event.