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By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  ASU's officials say this year's homecoming event was bigger and better that the year before.

Albany State University believes they surpassed last years numbers bringing in more than 25,000 visitors to Albany, who spent an estimated five million dollars.

ASU says that's a ten percent increase from 2008. This year more people hung out on campus visiting the various vendors at the event. 

"Most of the vendors we talked to sold out of everything they had from T-shirts to purses to food, hotels everybody was full, restaurants had brisk visitors," said Clifford Porter, Vice president of Institutional Advancement of Albany State University.

ASU officials started planning next years homecoming celebration. Next year, more vendors will be brought in and new events will be added to the line-up.

 

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