Dayton Daily News: Archdeacon: Flyer football players provide help to Dayton neighborhood in need

For Annette Gibson-Strong, “The Color Purple” isn’t just a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and a popular film starring Whoopi Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey.

It was also the shade of a fresh coat of paint Saturday – thanks to several volunteers who worked on her Hopeland Street home, especially the University of Dayton football team – that brought her front porch and her long-lost son so warmly back to life.

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