Las Vegas musical act, Recycled Percussion, is bringing its unique, high-energy entertainment to Batesville for a series of performances and an impactful anti-bullying message for Independence County youth.
Leaders of IMPACT Independence County first learned of the opportunity to support the Mark Martin Foundation, the City of Batesville, First Community Bank, and Atlas Asphalt in their quest to further the work of the newly established Mark Martin Foundation, Hope for Arkansas, Inc. created to improve the quality of life for children and families across the state of Arkansas with an emphasis on Batesville and Independence County.
This show’s musical performance alone, led by drummer Justin Spencer, is incredible and a ‘must see’, but the message that Justin brings is from his heart. As Justin performs for the children, he will be delivering a very strong ‘anti-bullying’ message. Spencer is also the founder and creator of Legacy X, which uses the approach of anti-substance, pro-fitness branding and a goal-setting lifestyle in order to help others reach their dreams and conquer their goals.
This week, IMPACT leaders will present the Mark Martin Foundation with a $1,000 mini-grant award for advancing the goals for Healthy Living and Wellbeing found in the IMPACT Independence County plan.
“Mark and Arlene’s vision for their foundation, Hope for Arkansas Inc., is directly in line with the IMPACT strategic plan and qualifies for IMPACT mini grant funding. Recycled Percussion’s performance series accomplishes a goal in the IMPACT plan, to increase the number of community programs and projects that support healthy living and lifestyle education of county residents with a focus on substance abuse prevention. We are proud to join other sponsors in supporting this wonderful program,” said Crystal Johnson, CEO and President of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce.
The IMPACT mini-grant program was made possible by the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation in order to implement the county wide strategic plan. The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation has been an IMPACT Independence County funder since 2016 as IMPACT goals align with specific WRF initiatives such as “Expect More” and “ForwARd Arkansas,” as well as their overall vision, “a thriving and prosperous Arkansas that benefits all Arkansans.”