February 2nd is Groundhog’s Day – that weird and wacky holiday that puts Punxsutawney Pennsylvania in the spotlight for one day every February 2nd. And, whether or not Punxsy Phil sees his shadow, there are some fun ways to tie this holiday into your charitable organization:
Why not hold an organization or office Groundhog’s Day “pool”? Make a square board and put all the days from February 2nd through the first day of spring – March 20th. Folks will then purchase squares indicating the amount of snowfall that may or may not occur on those 47 days. Your drawing would take place after the first day of spring. Or have a 50/50 with two sets of colored tickets. One would indicate six more weeks of winter, and the other color and early spring.
Create a special family night out and show the movie Groundhog’s Day – have snacks and drinks available – folks can bring the dog and enjoy an night out with the family. For a nominal fee – say $5 per family, you can have a family-friendly fundraiser!
Have a raffle with the grand prize being a trip to Punxsutawney for next year’s Groundhog’s Day celebration! Contact the Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce to get started. Your trip could include transportation, hotel and spending money.
Whatever you do, you can make Groundhog’s Day fun, memorable and make a little money during a slow and snowy time of year!