The Pennsylvania Tourism Office has announced the continuation of its partnership with Foursquare for Groundhog Day 2013 with a custom badge available to Groundhog fans worldwide. Also new this year, Foursquare users who check in at Gobbler’s Knob will also receive the celebrated Pennsylvania-made toy, Slinky.
Foursquare users who follow Visit PA can unlock the special 2013 Pennsylvania Groundhog Day badge by checking in at any location and shouting “groundhog” on February 2 from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.
This year, for the first time, Foursquare users who unlock the Pennsylvania Groundhog Day Foursquare badge at Gobblers Knob will receive a Slinky in a customized Groundhog Day box when they show their check-in to the attendant at the Groundhog Day RV. Slinkys will be given to the first 500 people who participate, and Slinky Master Tom James, the son of the toy’s inventor, will be onsite to sign the special boxes.
Additionally, those who receive a Slinky at Gobblers Knob will have a chance to win the Ultimate Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Getaway, which includes a one-night stay at Gateway Lodge Country Inn Resort & Spa with dinner and breakfast, featuring locally-sourced cuisine; a meal at Allegheny Grille; treats from Yeany’s Maple Syrup, such as pure Pennsylvania maple syrup, candies, and coated nuts; a visit to BWP Bat Factory, complete with a personalized baseball bat; souvenirs from Punxsutawney Phil’s Official Souvenir Shop; and a horse-drawn carriage or sleigh ride in Elk County.
A Webcast of the Groundhog Day festivities will be available at www.visitPA.com/groundhog.