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Albany makes a comeback statement in successful weekend

The weekend has a big economic impact for the city of Albany (Source: WALB) The weekend has a big economic impact for the city of Albany (Source: WALB)
"We have a lot to offer here, it gave us a chance to showcase that," said Beasley (Source: WALB) "We have a lot to offer here, it gave us a chance to showcase that," said Beasley (Source: WALB)
"It's all about Albany and bringing people here," said Gregors (Source: WALB) "It's all about Albany and bringing people here," said Gregors (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

One of Albany's busiest weekends wrapped up on Sunday. 

With various activities downtown, city leaders say the past two days were filled with excitement and a chance to showcase what Albany has to offer.

"We had a lot of great things going on this weekend and it's just a great impact for us," said Rachelle Beasley, Snickers Marathon Race Director. 

The first weekend in March is always a big one for the city of Albany. 

"This weekend just really focuses on local people, local talent and what we have here," said Tommy Gregors, city volunteer. 

The Snickers Marathon and the Mardi Gras festival always bring visitors into the city.

"You're looking at at least a million dollar economic impact," said Beasley. 

But this year, after two months of storms and storm cleanup, a Keith Sweat concert which invited 200 storm survivors to come for free, allowed them and other community members to relax for a few more hours. 

"It's really about Albany and bringing folks to our downtown," said Gregors. 

"We say #AlbanyStrong and you can really prove it this weekend. We got back to where we needed to be," said Beasley. 

For folks that live in the good life city, the weekend proved to them their city can bounce back and allowed visitors to see that these past months may have been hard, but have not ruined the city's spirit. 

"So our visitors from other states can see that not only do we come together as a community for them but we've stayed strong through the disastrous times we've had," said Beasley. 

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