Jonesboro Readies for Paint the Town Red...Wolf-Style!

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The ASU Committee of the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce is once again promoting Arkansas State University's first home football game with the annual Paint the Town Red celebration.

"Mark your calendars...Paint the Town Red, Wolves week starts September 2 and builds toward the Red Wolves vs. Texas Southern game on Sept. 6," said Derek McPike, chairman of the committee.

Paint the Town Red, Wolves will kick-off Tuesday, Sept. 2 at 10 a.m. with a procamation by Mayor Doug Formon and balloon launch at the Micro Society Magnet School (1110 W. Washington St.)

A "howling clinic" will be held Sept. 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce headquarters.  The event will feature a Red Wolf howling contest, refreshments, and a review of the newly-revised ASU fight song.

Local businesses will also participate in a yearly decorating contest.

The Big Great WolfPack Tailgate is set for Friday, Sept. 5 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. in downtown Jonesboro.  Live entertainment will be provided, and the A-State cheerleaders and A-Team will also perform.  Members of the Red Wolves football team will also be on hand to sign autographs and Coach Steve Roberts will speak.

Paint the Stadium Red will take place on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. as the Red Wolves host Texas Southern at ASU Stadium.  Fans are encouraged to fill the stadium and wear red to support the home team.

Paint the Town Red week began in 1996 with a joint effort from the ASU Alumni Association and the Chamber's ASU Committee.