Cold Water? No Problem! Helen Tubers Celebrate "German Mardi Gras"

German Mardi Gras in Helen
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When you think Mardi Gras, you probably think colorful beads and Bourbon Street.  But here in North Georgia, a different kind of celebration is taking place, and it's one that's not for the thin-skinned.
 
Fasching is a celebration taking place in Germany at the same time as Mardi Gras.  And since Helen in Georgia's very own "Alpine village" -- Helen Faschingsverein (the club spearheading the celebration) is planning some very "cool" festivities.  The main event is the Helen Faschingsverein River Parade on January 30th -- which brings a huge crowd of brave souls to the Chattahoochee to tube down the cold river!
 
Good Day Atlanta's Paul Milliken isn't exactly a fan of freezing cold water, but he's never one to turn down a party!  He spent the morning in Helen getting a preview of this year's Fasching celebration.

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