Several Paint the Town Red Events are scheduled for Wednesday

Tomorrow morning, Pittsburg State kicks off its annual Paint the Town Red festivities. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

In its 17th year, the event is a partnership between the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and Pittsburg State’s Office of Alumni and Constituent Relations.

This year’s theme is Rock N Roll in the Jungle. Carnie Smith Stadium, also known as the Jungle, is a nickname for where Pittsburg State football plays their games. PSU’s mascot is the unforgettable Gus the Gorilla.

Dozens of businesses throughout Pittsburg started decorating Monday, trying to outdo each other in Paint the Town Red. The business portion of the judging begins tomorrow morning at 9. The winner will be announced Wednesday live on the noon news on KSN

There is also a “Run with Gus” fun run for kids on Wednesday night, starting at 6:30 at the intersection of 5th and Broadway. No registration is required.

All the events are a lead up for Pittsburg State hosting Central Missouri Thursday at 7 pm to open the MIAA football season.

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