Percussion Perfect

May 29, 2021

Business

Decor Collaboration

Walmart Inc.

Your new home decor brought to you by Gap and Walmart. The two are teaming up to bring customers Gap Home, a home décor, bedding, and bath brand, that will be exclusively available at Walmart. 

  • Bowls, bowls, and more bowls: The collection will feature 400+ items with seasonal and special collections.
  • The collection will consist of all the home essentials - bedding, bath accessories, dinnerware, curtains, pillows and more.

You can begin shopping for your decorative pillows on June 24 on Walmart’s online platform. Learn more about the partnership HERE.

Community

Farmington Schools Going Green

American Public Power Association

In efforts to save money, improve air quality, and provide a raise to teachers, the Farmington School District will be going solar.

  • $300,000: The school board provided its stamp of approval for the energy update earlier this week. The district is expected to save about $300k per year with the improvements, which will provide extra funds for raises and bonuses.
  • Quote: "We have great teachers in all of our buildings ... So, what we want to do is take care of those teachers and keep them here” - Farmington Superintendent.

You can learn more about some of the initiatives Farmington School District is taking in the full article HERE.

Music & Arts

Drumming Up a Business

Buffalo Drum Co

The sound of a custom, handmade drum built with Ozark hardwoods might be the most pure sound around - or at least that is what founders Zach Coger and Darian Paige believe.

  • Buffalo Drum Co is a local small business based in Fayetteville that builds, repairs, and restores drums. Buffalo drums are constructed with 24 beveled staves of Ozark hardwoods — maple, walnut, cherry and oak — in the manner of a bucket or a banjo
  • Quote: “I was shocked he could do that with scraps of wood." Using native hardwoods and crafting the instrument from scratch is truly impressive. Watch the mesmerizing process of building a snare drum HERE.

You can learn more about this awesome business tucked away in Fayetteville by checking out its FB page or IG.

Employment

Cool Jobs in NWA

  • Slow Streets Crew Leader - BikeNWA is looking for a part-time crew leader in Bentonville, Rogers, and Fayetteville that will help execute the program plan each weekend. Learn more and apply HERE.
  • Slow Streets Crew Member - BikeNWA is looking for crew members to help setup and breakdown Slow Streets materials and fulfill other responsibilities on the weekends in Bentonville, Rogers, and Fayetteville. Learn more and apply HERE.
  • Event Support Specialist - NWA Trailblazers is looking for a part-time specialist to support in the execution of program initiatives: National Bike Challenge, Slow Streets, and more. If this sounds interesting to you, you can learn more and apply HERE.

*These are sponsored job postings

Events

Weekend Roundup

Larry Fleury

Well, well, well.. the three day weekend has arrived. Here is where you'll catch us hanging:

  • Better Cities: Find out what takes a city from good to great with the Better Cities Film Festival this Saturday in Rogers.
  • Market Vaccine: Still looking to pick up your second or maybe first vaccine dose? You may be able to find it at a local farmers market or a select state park this weekend.
  • Emerge: Arkansas' first ever fashion design residency has its runway show, Emerge, this Saturday.
  • Sip & Shop: Downtown Fayetteville will be active this afternoon for Experience Fayetteville's local event, Sip & Shop.
  • Neighborhood Concert Series: Spend an easy Friday evening listening to live music at Cornerstone Ridge Community in Bentonville presented by City Sessions.
  • Fireworks at the Ballpark: Northwest Arkansas Naturals will be having an encore performance of fireworks after their game on Sunday to celebrate Memorial Day.
  • New Movement: A performing arts group called Bodysonnet will be performing this weekend at Mt. Sequoyah.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend, and we will see you TUESDAY.

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