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Rooster Walk 8


Thursday, May 26, 2016
675 Hobson Road - Martinsville, Va. 24112
May 26 - May 29

The Rooster Walk Music and Arts Festival was created in memory of two of our best childhood friends who passed away while still in their 20s: Edwin “the Rooster” Penn and Walker Shank. This festival celebrates life and the notion that you shouldn’t waste a moment of it.

When Edwin died in a dirt-bike accident in November 2007, and Walker passed from heart trouble while asleep in his apartment in December 2008, close friends decided a music festival was a fitting way to tribute. Rooster Walk was created, with the idea that proceeds from the festival go toward a college scholarship fund at their alma mater, Martinsville High School.

We’re happy to report that the mission has been a great success. We’ve raised more than $80,000 for local and regional charities, with more than half of that going to the “Penn-Shank Memorial Scholarship Fund” at MHS.

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