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Happy Groundhog Day! Now Get the New Foursquare Badge

February 2, 2011 at 8:34 AM | by | ()

Hallelujah—Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow early this morning, when the little famous groundhog was removed from his burrow at Gobbler's Knob, near Punxsutawney, PA. This means an early spring, which is lovely to hear since it's already like Mother Nature took six extra weeks of winter and just layered them on top of the last six weeks.

In order to allow people to show their love for the cute critter and gain a special Foursquare badge at the same time, Pennsylania's Tourism Board has added a fourth badge to their current collection. Unlike the previous three badges, you don't have to be in Pennsylvania to score the Groundhog Day one, but there are still some requirements:

Show your Punxsutawney Phil pride. Follow visitPA on Foursquare at foursquare.com/visitPA. Check in anywhere and shout "groundhog" on 2/2/11 to earn the coveted PA Groundhog Day badge.

And after you've got it, Pennsylvania is of course hoping that you'll spend the day thinking about their friend Phil enough to want to take a trip to the state to earn the other three badges.

[Photo: Foursquare]

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