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Weekend events add up to two million dollars for Do. Co.

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Albany hotels and restaurants will be packed this weekend with two big events that will bring thousands of visitors to town.

More than a thousand of the country's best coon hounds and teams will compete in the U.K.C. Winter Classic. Thousands of exhibitors, spectators, and vendors are expected to attend the two-day event at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds. They'll bring an estimated two million dollars to Dougherty County.

"Huge for the hotels and restaurants, huge just to put Albany on the map we have people coming from all over the US and not only are they coming to see what we have to offer we're getting great media coverage as well," said Lisa Riddle, Albany Dougherty Convention and Visitors Bureau Director.

Quail Unlimited will also hold its annual Celebrity quail hunt this weekend. It's the biggest fundraiser for the conservation group. Tickets for events Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are still available at the Bridge House.

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