Red Wolves Replace Indians on Window's Around Town

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -- Every year the window's of different businesses around Region 8 are painted with the Arkansas State University Mascot.  For several years artist Bobby Willis painted the former mascot, the Indians.  Now he is painting something new, the red wolf.

"I've been painting paint the town red for the past 8 years.  This is the first year that we've used the Red Wolves.  I've painted my share of Indians.  I've painted my share of using the red logo," said Willis.

Willis said he wasn't quite sure what he would do with the Red Wolves.

"This is going to be a challenge for us because we don't know how it's going to look," said Willis.   "It's quite a challenge when you've been painting the Indian mascot for so many years to now come back and have to try something different."

Willis said as soon as he found out what the new mascot would be, he starting coming up with ideas of things he could paint on the windows this season.

"There is a name change.  There are mixed emotions about the new mascot, so we want to show everyone that this is who we are and let's get behind them," said Willis.

Hopefully seeing the wolf around town will inspire more team spirit for the new pack of Red Wolves.  While they do have a list of windows that they will be painting up this fall, the Willis team is still taking orders so you too can have a Red Wolf on your windows.