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Rooster Walk receives $146K Harvest grant

For portable stage to use at festival, concert series

Stageline SL100By The Martinsville Bulletin | Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Harvest Foundation has awarded a $146,450 grant to Rooster Walk Inc. to buy a portable stage for use at the Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival and its Turn 5 Concert Series.

Rooster Walk’s mission is to promote music, arts and education in Martinsville/Henry County. It produces live music events that support charities and worthwhile causes in the area.

“By owning our own portable stage, we will save thousands of dollars each year in rental fees, which in turn will be donated to local charities, such as the Penn-Shank Memorial Scholarship Fund at Martinsville High School. And, we will be able to rent the stage out to other event producers in the region, creating a new revenue stream to increase our charitable giving even more,” said Johnny Buck, Rooster Walk executive director.