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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

October 7, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The city of Albany is welcoming 10,000 people to town for Albany State University's Homecoming festivities.

Homecoming week is expected to generate about four and a half million dollars for Albany and Dougherty County.

The city is welcoming home alumni and ASU fans in what they hope will be a continuing relationship with the university.

They've put up signs and banners to celebrate the week of events.

"This is likely the single largest event every year," says Assistant City Manager  Wes Smith. "We need to recognize that and of course, this initiative isn't meant to just be homecoming. The city of Albany wants to support and cooperate with Albany State throughout the year. They're clearly an asset, not only to the community, but especially downtown and we want them to know we care about them."

To celebrate Homecoming, the city is throwing a block party this Friday from 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM.

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