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2024 White Squirrel Day

2024 White Squirrel Day

10th Annual White Squirrel Day This year is the 10th Annual White Squirrel Day. For those new to the event White Squirrel Day is the way we celebrate Groundhog Day in Brevard, North Carolina. The event will be held at the Mary C. Jenkins Community Center located at (221 Mills Ave, Brevard, NC 28712) a quick walk from downtown. The event begins at 10am and we hope to see you there. The public is invited to attend and meet Brevard’s official white squirrel ambassador, Pisgah Penny, in person as she officiates over the festivities. Pisgah Penny, the pride of Brevard Wildlife often provides us humans with some of our favorite mascots. There’s Smoky the Bear, Tony the Tiger, Bucky Beaver to name a few. But how about Pisgah Penny? Not only is this white squirrel the pride of Brevard but she is a real, live animal who thanks to innate powers can do what groundhogs do so famously. Brevard is all about waterfalls and white squirrels “Brevard is all about waterfalls and white squirrels,” says Ann Sharpsteen, founder of Brevard’s annual White Squirrel Day held on February 2 each year to coincide with Groundhog Day. On this widely celebrated holiday (at least in Brevard) Pisgah Penny will summon her superpowers to forecast the end of winter. But, upping her groundhog counterpart, this squirrel also knows something about sports. Her trick bag includes predicting the winner of next month’s Super Bowl. “It’s a fun event,” says Sharpsteen, who founded White... Read More