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Valdosta city officials take on the ice bucket challenge

Valdosta Fire Chief Freddie Broome (left) and Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress (right) stand next to each other as they attempt to dry out after the challenge Valdosta Fire Chief Freddie Broome (left) and Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress (right) stand next to each other as they attempt to dry out after the challenge
Larry Hanson Larry Hanson
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

With temperatures expected to be near or above 100 degrees in Valdosta Friday, Valdosta city officials stayed cool by taking on the ice bucket challenge to help raise awareness for ALS.

"Recently, we've seen and read and heard and felt the great emotion throughout the country about ALS and helping find a cure for this disease," said Valdosta City Manager Larry Hanson.

Each of the city's department heads gathered at the fire station on Oak street as three fire fighters poured ice water on them. "We all felt like it was a way to bring awareness, make a contribution, and just make a statement of our support for this initiative," hanson emphasized.

Hanson added that the department heads are challenging other city governments across the state to take on the challenge as well. To learn more about ALS, visit www.alsa.org.

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