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Camped out for pre-k

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LEESBURG, GA (WALB) – It was cold and wet in many parts of south Georgia Wednesday night, but that wasn't enough to stop dozens of Lee County parents from camping out.

The group spent the night outside to make sure their 4-year-old's get a good start on their education.

Some parents and grandparents arrived as early as 2 p.m. to register for state's lottery funded Pre-K program.

All together there are 200 spots available.

East zone Lee Countians will register for the first 100 spots at eight Thursday morning most parents say it's worth it.

"I think it's a good program, my daughter is really excited about coming and the prepare them for kindergarten," said Beth Green, Parent and Teacher.

"We're going to be cold, we're going to be wet, but if it means our children getting the best education then we're here," said Julianne Pollack, Parent.

More people will be camped out on Thursday, West zone Lee County residents will likely get in line early Thursday afternoon.

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