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EAST ST. LOUIS – Community members in East St. Louis will get together Wednesday to paint a mural on the wall of the Majestic Theater.

The project is the start of a new 89 Blocks Strong campaign to build the community and inspire homeownership in East St. Louis.  The “89 Blocks” is the title of a documentary that chronicles the East St. Louis Flyers undefeated championship season in 2016.

It also tells the story how in one of America’s poorest and most dangerous cities, football is a reprieve for the players. When they step on the field, the challenges that face them and their community can be forgotten for a time.

The art project starts at 5:30 p.m. on Collinsville Ave.