Jonesboro Is More Than An Olive Garden, Gus Malzahn

Gus Malzahn says Jonesboro sells itself in recruiting because there is a PF Chang's and an Olive Garden. In rural Arkansas these are both competitive edges, but we would mention one other important selling point: Jonesboro's giant mayor Harold Perrin.

Jonesboro is a forward-thinking city, just what you would expect from the first city in Arkansas to adopt 911 alert by texts. They are also pioneers in the field of civil rights, as Jonesboro became the first city to elect a giant as mayor.

According to Jonesboro's award-winning website, Perrin is is a constant presence around the town in many different settings.

Here he is observing one of the community's favorite activities, a Red Wolves football game, and reading a billboard he ripped out of the ground with his massive hands.

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The Mall at Turtle Creek offers a wide variety of shopping options comparable to those you would find in a much larger city. Mayor Perrin often observes matters of commerce from his vantage point 15 feet above the normal human's height.

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Finally, rest assured that when you visit or choose Jonesboro as your vacation destination, Harold Perrin will tower above the playgrounds and other Safe Places making sure no harm befalls your children.

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Jonesboro may become known for innovative offensive football, sure. But don't forget that it's also the small town with GIANT characters! (All pictures from Jonesboro's award-winning website.)

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