Viewpoint: Golden Rams put the green in Albany

The Chamber of Commerce and the Convention and Visitors Bureau spend a great deal of time and money drawing visitors to the Good Life City.

Their goal was accomplished last weekend, with a minimum effort.

Reports show that Albany State University's 2011 Homecoming may have been the biggest and most successful ever.

Albany State leaders think they exceeded the estimated economic impact of four to five million dollars.

And with 25,000 to 27,000 visitors in town, the attendance was at least five thousand greater than last year.

We commend the leadership, organizers, and alumni of ASU for pumping a huge shot of money into the Albany economy, and for a great time of reunion that was enjoyable and peaceful.

We all know the Rams are "GOLDEN," but it seems that every October, "GREEN" is part of the color scheme as well.

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