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Wild Adventures bring snow to South Georgia

January 16, 2003

Lowndes County - It's not a typical scene here in South Georgia but Wild Adventures has brought ice skating, sledding, and even a mountain covered with snow to Valdosta.

"Some of these kids have never seen snow so we figured, why not give them a chance to have fun on the ice like kids up north," said Park Owner Kent Buescher.

For guests like Mikayla Marrujo, the chance to see snow doesn't come along often. "Its great because I'm learning something new and don't really know what I'm doing, but its a lot of fun."

Even the mayor of Valdosta took a turn around an ice rink, and raced down snow mountain. But just how do you bring snow to South Georgia?

"We start with pure ice, chip it up and basically process it like you would snow for a ski mountain," said Buescher. "You have to refresh it ever so often according to the temperature outside."

Park officials say snow days has been a huge success, and they plan on making it an annual event.

posted at 3:45 by ashley.harper@walb.com

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