February 2, 2011 – Groundhog Day
MILLTOWN, NJ – Milltown businessman, Jerry Guthlein, was surrounded by his team of groundhog wranglers this morning, attempting to coach Milltown Mel out of his den and predict the weather. Mayor Gloria Bradford read a proclamation declaring that Milltown Mel would be the official weather forecaster for Milltown. Guthlein, sponsored the event to benefit Elijah’s Promise, a food bank located in nearby New Brunswick, and attendees were asked to bring a canned food item for donation.
Despite the icy weather, many Milltowners showed up for the event and were treated to hot coffee and donuts at the American Legion hall. This is the third year that Guthlein has put on this event, and everyone seems to enjoy it, as well as the star of the show, Milltown Mel.
Oh! by the way, Mel’s prediction was for an early and warm spring. Let’s hope he’s right.