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Community businesses show support for ASU homecoming

ASU Homecoming makes businesses boom (Source: WALB) ASU Homecoming makes businesses boom (Source: WALB)
ASU Homecoming makes businesses boom (Source: WALB) ASU Homecoming makes businesses boom (Source: WALB)
"This is a day for Albany to shine. It is shining," said Perry Revell. (Source: WALB) "This is a day for Albany to shine. It is shining," said Perry Revell. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The city of Albany welcomed Albany State alumni and their families for what was one of the busiest weekends of the year.

Thousands of people come to town for ASU's homecoming.

The weekend was expected to have a $4,000,000 economic impact on the city.

Businesses are seeing a boost in sales, and restaurants have long lines.

The community is using the week of celebration to show off Albany and create a family atmosphere.

"This is home for us. This is where we're raising our families and living. Clearly this is a day for Albany to shine and it really is shining," said Perry Revell, Senior Vice President of AB&T.

AB&T Bank employees were handing out water and candy to visitors downtown during the homecoming parade.

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