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

German Mardi Gras in Helen
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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