Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

January 29, 2013

Bramwell mayor named this year’s Grand Groundhog Watcher

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

ATHENS — Bramwell Mayor Louise “Lou” Stoker has been named Grand Groundhog Watcher for the 35th annual Concord University Groundhog Day Breakfast. The gathering, which includes a prediction by famed groundhog weather prophet Concord Charlie, will be held on Friday, Feb. 1 at 8 a.m. in the Jean and Jerry Beasley Student Center Ballroom on the Athens campus.

The Grand Groundhog Watcher honor is bestowed on an individual who has positively impacted life and culture in West Virginia.

Cost per person for this year’s breakfast is $10 in advance for current members of the Concord University Alumni Association (2012-2013) and $12 in advance for all others. All tickets at the door are $15. Advance reservations must be made by Wednesday, Jan. 30. Reservations are requested and may be made online at (click on the Groundhog Day Breakfast billboard), by emailing or calling 304-384-6311.

For more about Stoker and the upcoming celebration, read Wednesday’s Daily Telegraph or visit