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Snow, cold fail to keep EWU fans inside

The snow didn't stop Eastern Washington University Eagle fans from tailgating before the FCS Championship quarterfinal on Saturday.

Several inches of snowfall came overnight Friday and temperatures dropped to the 20's Saturday afternoon just before the game.

"I'm feeling great. I'm actually warm," says Eagles fan, James Sloan.

"I'm not cold at all!" says Eagles fan, P.J. Stoflet.

"There's fire pits. You can walk, run, wear lots of gloves and just move," says Eagles fan, Lori Hadley.

From dancing, playing catch, to bringing propane fire tanks, fans got pretty creative with ways to stay warm.

"It's cold, but we have the right set up, so it works. We have heaters. We have chilli. We have twice baked potatoes and plenty of warm drinks. I am wearing wool socks, tights, and a Columbia insulator," says Carrie Prunty, mother of Eagles football player.

Carrie and Craig Prunty drove from Portland to watch their son, Tyson, number 28 play Saturday.

"We had a nasty, nasty road. It was icy. Truckers were stopped in middle of road all day long," says Craig Prunty.

But no one traveled as far as two best friends, Roger Schremm and Lori Hadley, dressed as Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. They came all the way from the North Pole.

"Well, it was kind of a long trip. It was cold. Rudolph kept acting up. Donder was causing trouble. We ran into some storms, but we made it!" laughs Roger Schremm dressed as Santa Claus.

They've come dressed up for the last five years.

"We do it for the kids, to watch those little eyes light up, it makes you tingle. They are what's in your heart," says Hadley dressed as Mrs. Claus.

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