According to legend, if a groundhog sees its shadow on Groundhog Day, February 2, that means 6 more weeks of winter.  Murray the Groundhog saw just enough of his shadow this morning that more winter is his prediction.  Murray made his prediction this morning in Downtown Alton at the Alton Regional Convention and Visitor's Bureau Visitor's Center.

The short ceremony included a proclamation by Alton Mayor Brant Walker.

Brant Walker

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Rachel Heaton, Rehabilitation Manager at the TreeHouse Wildlife Center tells The Big Z Murray's prediction was clear, even if the skies were not.

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The short ceremony also included Godfrey Mayor Mike McCormick, Hartford Mayor James Spann, Grafton Mayor Tom Thompson, and Elsah Mayor Pro Tem Marjorie Doerr.


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