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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 1313 Groundhog Fever Fest set for Saturday i James Wilson !Sports Editor , sports@plu : Will Chuck Wood see his !shadow? Will we get some i much-needed rain or snow? !All these questions and more :: will be answered at the i second annual Groundhog !Fever Festival scheduled for :: this Saturday at the i courthouse lawn in Quincy !between 1 and 5 p.m. ! Last year's event far ::exceeded the number of ! attendees expected and forced !the organizers, the Quincy !Revival Committee, to !reevaluate the flow of the ::event. i Last year all the scheduled !events took place on the i cdurthouse steps. This year, '.an added stage will break up ithe various events into two !sections to space the crowd iout more. Similarly, Court i Street will be closed off to add !more room to the event !grounds. The popular chili cook-off, :Chucky's Challenge, will i return to the festival. A taster ticket, which allows people to itry each contestant's chili, !costs $5. Each taster will also iget the chance to vote on this !or her favorite chili. i Scott Saterlee from Mill :Creek Fish and Chips was last iyear's champ, and will return :this year with his famous iCatfish Chili. MultiI{le others will be gunning to take the title and bragging rights away :from Saterlee. Tasting will be :between 1 and 4 p.m. and the :winner will be announced at 4:30 p.m. A portion of the courthouse lawn will be set aside as a kids' zone. Various activities will be set up for children to learn and play. The Feather River College soccer team will hold a soccer clinic for children in the area. The Quincy Fire Department truck will once again be on hand to give people rides in the lift. Various food alld vending booths will be scattered throughout the area to allow shoppers a variety of opportunities they normally don't get. The Brewing Lair, out of Blairsden, is brewing up a special Belgian-style saison with local juniper berries thrown in during the brewing process. The craft ale will orily be available at the festival. In addition to the carnival-type atmosphere, a series of events will take place throughout the day. Some of the events will be held on the big stage while others will take place on the courthouse steps, also referred to as the court stage. Throughout the day the Groundhog All-Star Band, comprised of various local musicians, will perform on the big stage. At 1:30 p.m., Quincy High's junior cheer team will give a performance in front of the big stage. On the court stage, a series of events will fill up the afternoon. An ice sculptor will be on the stage throughout the day crafting his latest masterpiece. At 2 p.m., a food-eating contest between the FRC soccer team and volleyball team will take place on the court stage. At 2:30 p.m. contestants of the mustache contest will take the stage and show off their stylish takes on the classic lip hair. All are invited to enter the mustache contest, and a faux-stache contest will take place for women contestants. The big Groundhog Day ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. on the court stage. Chuck Wood will reveal whether or not he's seen his shadow to the members of the Order of the Groundhog. If he sees his shadow, it means six more weeks of winter. If he doesn't, early spring. Last year's popular bachelor auction will take place once again. Eligible members of the community will be displayed at Main Street Styles between 2:30 and Last year's Groundhog Fever Festival takes over the courthouse lawn in Quincy. This year's, with the intention of being bigger and better, will expand past the lawn into Court Street. The second annual festival will take place between 1 and 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1. Photo submitted Last year all the scheduled events took place on the courthouse steps. This year, an added stage will break up the various events into two sections to space the crowd out more. Similarly, Court Street will be closed off to add more room to the event grounds. its winter sale and display jewelry by Judy Dailey. The band Stratus will play at Main Street Sporfs Bar after the festival, and Pangaea Caf6 and Pub will open after the special event for an after party of sorts. The Bargain Boutique will hold a sale. The festival, organized by the Quincy Revival Committee, is set up to appeal to people of all ages with all interests. The celebration of the groundhog was chosen to fit in with the small-town lifestyle we enjoy living in Chuck Wood, Quincy's answer to Punxsutawney Phil, peeks out of his humble abode to check on the weather,. Wood will make his annual weather prediction Saturday at 3 p.m. on the auction will benefit the local nonprofit Tru Community. Those wishing to test their limits and be named fastest in Plumas County can enter the Shadow Shuffle in the back of the courthouse. An obstacle course will be laid out for people to traverse. Winners in each age group will be announced on the court stage at the end of the event. Various businesses around town plan to hold specials for the event. Carey Candy Co. will offer 20 percent off Lolita wine glasses (25 percent if the 3:30p.m. Those int-ested in.,,: .customer has a mustache). bidding can head to Main and 10 percent off bulk Jelly Street Styles to sign up for the Belly jelly beans. auction. Money raised in the Main Street Styles will hold Plumasot,-, ',- . courthouse stepheto by James Wilson - .=- Charlie Hardy Advertisin, g works! IIAPA00 CANYON MOTOR PARTS 1759 E. Main St., Quincy 283-0660 Carl, Jeff and Jim As a local business it is imperative that we reach as wide an audience as possible and strive to keep customers informed of local purchasing opportunities. 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