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JONESBORO, Ark. (KTHV) - A football frenzy is heating up in the northeast part of the state. Arkansas State fans are preparing for Saturday's first game.

When you go to Jonesboro on gamedays, the feel is totally different because the streets are packed. You can see the red, white, and black for the Pack.

"We end up painting anywhere from 40 to 60 paintings a year."

Bobby Willis, one of the artists behind the town's pride-packed paintings, says it all started back in 2003.

"Paint the town red week."

Willis says it's a challenge every year to come up with something different.

"And I try to tailor it towards each business."

From the shops to the restaurants, Main Street shines with pride.

Godsey's Restaurant Manager Jenni Slaughter says she'll hear screams even louder than hers all day long.

"Gets a little loud in there. It's exciting. And infectious."

Slaughter says they cater to the pack. "We've got a Red Wolf chili burger."

Everyone feeds off of each other's excitement, making the Pack Pride shine all season by painting the pride of the pack.

Some of the paintings have been up for a while now. Others started popping up throughout the month leading up to game day. So if you're down here in downtown Jonesboro be sure to check out the art.

Also, don't forget you can watch the ASU coaches show right here on THV 11 Sunday night at 10:30.

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