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Rain didn't dampen some holiday picnics

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Heavy rain showers over the holiday weekend, didn't keep some from getting out of the house for a picnic at the Parks at Chehaw.

Monday several families were taking advantage of the picnic shelters at the Parks at Chehaw. Park officials say they expected a less than stellar turnout because of forecasted rains, but many braved the sometimes inclement weather to make the parks attendance more than expected this weekend.

"I was kind of surprised at the number of people that actually did come out. The rain held off until later in the afternoon and people decided they were going to come on out and bring their grills and visit the zoo and ride the train and they came on out and got all that in before the rain came," said Jan Thompson, The Parks at Chehaw Zoo Curator.

Many took advantage of the zoo's new Alligator feeding program that allows you to feed the park's alligators. The program will continue on Saturday's throughout the summer, along with the new Meerkat exhibit which opens in late June.

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