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Statesboro paints the town blue in honor of GSU Eagle Football

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) -

Businesses around Statesboro are showing their excitement for the football season by decorating as part of Paint the Town Blue.

The Georgia Southern Eagles plan on the road this weekend but celebrate an expanded stadium next Saturday. Merchants say football brings thousands of tourists to town for the first time, then back for other things.

"We walk to people and some say they couldn't find Statesboro on a map, but they could find Georgia Southern," said Shellie Pittman of The Clubhouse. "Then when they get here, they say we ‘we didn't know these other things were here to do.'"

Paint the Town Blue events run through September 6. For information on events, visit here.

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