Move over, Punxsutawney Phil. Edmonds has Snohomish Slew, who is ready for this Saturday’s annual GroundFrog Day celebration, with a uniquely West Coast adaptation of Ground Hog day folklore.
Official “Keeper of Slew,” Thayer “Frog Lady” Cueter, released this photo of the GroundFrog Day frognosticator extraordinaire taken last week at his Edmonds home in the Just Frogs Amphibian Center at 300 Admiral Way, Ste. 104, Edmonds.
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Cueter said the photo is aimed at assuring Snohomish Slew’s many loyal fans that he is fit, fat and fully prepared to answer the question, will the Great Pacific Northwest be enduring six more weeks of soggy, foggy and wet?
All are invited to attend the celebration Saturday, Jan. 28, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Avenue A Gazebo in Snohomish.
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Here’s the schedule:
11 a.m.: Entertainment and kid’s games at the Avenue A Gazebo
11:15 p.m.: GroundFrog Day Royalty arrives and greets their subjects.
11:25 p.m.: The Royal proclamation is read, revealing the one mortal to receive the power to translate Frogese, the native tongue of Snohomish Slew, our hometown frognosticator extraordinaire.
11:35 p.m. Slew arrives, carried to the stage by his Loyal Frog Handler.
Noon: Slew makes his prediction via the royal interpreter and the crowd is once again amazed and astounded by his ability to forecast the weather for the final six weeks of winter in the Great Pacific Northwest.