The Albany Convention and Visitors Bureau held a hospitality expo and several hometown tours Saturday.
The tours they offered were the African American Heritage tour, Historic Albany tour, and Paula Deen tour.
Rashelle Beasley with the CVB says a lot of people don't know much about the community they live in. Beasley says many people who live here are surprised when they find out this is Paula Deen's home town. One of the tours today took folks by Deen's home, school, and the place where she got married.
Beasley said it's important for people who live here to know and spread the word about the great things this city has to offer.