FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- January 4, 2005

 

CONTACT:  Marti Mayne, 207-846-6331 or Info@MaynelyMarketing.com

Cheryl Michaelsen, 207.596.7696 or info@BerryManorInn.com

 

BERRY MANOR INN CELEBRATES GROUND HOG DAY

 WITHOUT A SHADOW OF A DOUBT

 

Rockland, ME – Some revelers raise their glasses on St. Paddy’s Day.  Others play tricks on April Fools Day, but for Cheryl Michaelsen and Michael LaPosta of Rockland, Maine’s Berry Manor Inn, Ground Hog Day is the biggest holiday of the year.  At Berry Manor Inn, February 2nd starts out with ground hog-shaped pancakes, carries on with ground hog cookies, and an evening showing of the movie Ground Hog Day. 

 

Why all the hoopla around Ground Hog Day at Berry Manor Inn?  For no one else but Michaelsen and LaPosta, the homely woodchuck has a romantic connotation.  Engaged on Ground Hog Day, the couple has always had an affinity for the little guys.  Where others celebrate romance with swans or love birds, this couple had a ground hog ice sculpture at their wedding, and the ground hog whimsy has evolved from there.

 

In her early days, before she found ground hog cookie cutters, Cheryl had to make do with pig cookies, left on the ground of friends and family.  “Hogs on the ground were the closest thing I could come to ground hogs,” quipped Michaelsen.   But ever since the movie “Ground Hog Day”,  the rodent has been celebrated. While not exactly a popular collector’s item, ground hog paraphernalia can still be found.

 

Come to Berry Manor Inn on Ground Hog Day (February 2), and you’ll be treated to:

  • One night’s accommodations in Midcoast Maine’s only AAA four-diamond rated historic bed and breakfast inn
  • Ground hog pancakes to celebrate the ground hog seeing his shadow
  • Exclusive showing of the movie Ground Hog Day, complete with cider, popcorn and warm ground hog cookies in the evening
  • Ground hog chocolates on the pillow at turndown time
  • Special ground hog TY Beanie Baby® given as a parting gift.

Special packages for the biggest Ground Hog Day celebration in Maine are available from $125-$185 based on double occupancy.

 

For more information on Berry Manor Inn’s premier Rockland, Maine accommodations, amenities, and ground hog festivities visit www.BerryManorInn.com or call 800.774.5692.   

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