Scramble says “Six More Weeks of Winter”

Today at 7:30 a.m., Scramble the duck made yet another prediction: there will be six more weeks of winter.

The opening speech, read by Benjamin Torcellini, commented on the difficulty of weather forecasting. Quoting Mark Twain, Torcellini noted, “a great, great deal has been said about the weather, but no one has ever done anything about it.” He preceded to discuss Scramble and his perfect accuracy. Unlike groundhogs, Scramble has perfectly predicted the unruly weather of New England. Afterwards, the doors of the model Ivy Glenn were opened, and Scramble waddled down the red carpet.

Scramble looked carefully for his shadow and told his handlers what scroll they should read. According to the scroll read by the new duck handler Aaron Minor, there would be six more weeks of winter because Scramble had seen his shadow. Minor once again noted Scramble's accuracy, commenting, “No groundhog could prophesy these declarations and forewarnings.” Scramble has a proven record of perfect accuracy. After establishing this, Minor moved to the prediction, telling onlookers, “An extended season, bad news, for sure. My shadow!”

Afterwards, Scramble was gifted with a citation from the Connecticut General Assembly. The citation, presented by State Senator Jeff Gordon and State Representative Pat Boyd, congratulated Scramble on his excellent accuracy record.

Scramble looks forward to the wintery fun.

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