Hoodie Hoo Day explained

Jane Lee Yare is shown explaining Hoodie Hoo Day to the seniors at the Clearfield Center for Active Living.

CLEARFIELD — Plans for this year’s Hoodie Hoo Day in Clearfield are underway, according to organizer Jane Lee Yare.

Hoodie Hoo Day is a little known national holiday celebrated annually 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.

Although not intended as a fundraiser, it has made money over the years going mostly to Clearfield organizations, Yare stated. Last year the money went to the Susquehanna River Art Center of Clearfield. She said any funds raised this year will be donated to the Clearfield Center for Active Living for a special project.

The Hoodie Hoo Day route is still being finalized. Former participants have been contacted along with the County Commissioners in hopes that a proclamation will be completed. Stops will include Spanky’s Courthouse Café, the Elks, and Scotto’s Pizza.

More stops will be added when plans have been completed.

For more information or to volunteer services, contact Jane Lee Yare at 814-765-4496 and leave a message.

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