AROUND TOWN: Groundhog Day celebrated three days early in Newton (photos)

Lou Jack, a stuffed animal, was the star of the show at Jan. 30 event

Children gather as the Lou Jack the 'groundhog' emerges from his cabin during a Groundhog Day event Saturday (Jan. 30) at Newton Recreation Centre.

Lou Jack, Newton’s “groundhog,” says spring season will be coming early this year. The stuffed animal was the star attraction at a community event held Saturday, Jan. 30 at Newton rec centre. Gord Goble was there to shoot the photos seen below, on the Now’s Facebook page.

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