Farmers and Merchants Bank Teams up with City of Mountain Home for Pavilion Launches Statewide Musical Initiative
Mountain Home, Arkansas, March 17, 2020- Farmers and Merchants Bank officers presented Mayor Hillrey Adams today with a commitment of $75,000 for construction and sponsorship of a pavilion in Hickory Park, located directly behind the bank's primary offices in downtown Mountain Home.
"It's an honor and a pleasure to participate in the exciting efforts to strengthen our community's quality of life efforts," said Brandon Scallion, Farmers and Merchants Bank Market President. "We hope the Farmers and Merchants Bank Pavilion is the host site for hundreds of joyful events over the years."
The idea for a pavilion in Hickory Park was presented by Mayor Adams in part to host the Summer Concert series which begins in a few months.
"We believe Hickory Park is an ideal location for a community gathering place for music and performances as well as events such as weddings and other celebrations," said Mayor Adams.
Farmers and Merchants Bank marks this special occasion by announcing the formation of a statewide initiative to support music in communities and schools across the state. The mission of the program, called "Make Some Noise with Me", is to provide the means, information, and other resources to restore, revitalize or initiate a variety of musical endeavors in cities and towns across the bank's footprint.
"Few things in life lift the mood of a person or even an entire audience like music," said Chief Marketing Officer Donna Kimes. "Most everyone enjoys music of some kind and we understand how it brings people together in a unique and soulful way. We think the world can always use a little more of that. "
Many musical venues, community music organizations and music education in schools have experienced declines in recent decades.
"We'd like to encourage educators, band directors, community choirs and the like to contact us with ideas for how "Make Some Noise with Me" can support efforts in your community to enjoy the international language of music," said Kimes.