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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  The freezing temperatures have folks at Chehaw's Frontier Festival bundling up and stoking the fires.

Some 19th century re-enactors skipped the campout last night and headed for motel rooms because of the bitter cold. Those who decided to tough it out say they kept the camp fires burning all night long. Bob Pilarsky told us, with plenty of blankets and a modern device, he made it through the night.

"I got about six wool blankets, heavy wool blankets and a German goose down quilt and a very small propane heater, just to knock the dampness out of the air," said Bob Pilarsky, Warner Robins.

Pilarsky says Friday a lot of the men will pull out their wool jackets, wool leggings, and they'll have thicker socks on under their moccasins. Friday is traditionally a day for school groups, but organizers worry the cold temperatures will keep them away. The festival runs through Sunday and admission is included with regular park admission.


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