Naval Station Mayport hosts Polar Plunge with ‘Mayport Mitch’ for Groundhog Day

Naval Station Mayport sailors and their families took a dip Friday morning in the frigid base beach waters for a “Polar Plunge” with “Mayport Mitch,” the famed base groundhog.

The fun-filled event celebrates Groundhog Day, and Mitch’s prediction was for six more weeks of winter.

That was also his prediction last year.

The famed Punxsutawney Phil, on the other hand, predicted an early spring on Friday at the annual Groundhog Day event in Gobbler’s Knob, the scene of the largest and best-known Groundhog Day celebration in the United States.

We’ll see soon enough which groundhog got it right!

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