75th Committee Chairpersons:
This year’s festival is little different than the past! Typically, each year brings a new chairperson. That chairperson will have two co-chairs, one of which will step up to take place the following year. This cycle has continued for years, but this year is a big year and we are changing it up a little bit! There are five chairpersons on the 75th Committee. Each one has served as a chairperson in the past.
MEET THE 75TH COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS
Mark has served in various capacities with both the chamber and the festival for many years. Mitchell’s current clerk-treasurer led the festival in 1997.
Don Caudell II.
Following in his father’s footsteps, Don chaired the 1979 festival and has served as the longtime treasurer of the Greater Mitchell Chamber of Commerce.
One of Mitchell’s city councilman as well as a community volunteer for decades, Larry chaired the festival in 2018.
Tonya’s family remains among the most active in the Persimmon Festival through its involvement with the Phi Beta Psi sorority and food tent. She chaired the festival in 2001.
Krystal’s involvement in the festival goes back 20 years to when she was asked to lead the Persimmon Pudding and Novelty Dessert Contest and has spread from there. She led the festival in 2010.
|Co-Chairperson||Carol Chambers||812- 583-4683|
|Antique Tractor||Sonja Mills||812-797-6251|
|Arm Band Sales||Jan Dalton||812-849-4142|
|Arts, Crafts and Photo Contest||Susie Cessna|
|Art Exhibits||W.David Fields||812-278-4723|
|Baby Contest||Angela Edwards||812-583-2941|
|Business Expo and Persimmon Shoppe||Mike James||812-849-5479|
|Community Yard Sale||Chamber Office||812-849-4441|
|Cruise In||Billy Sanders||812-278-1185|
|Emergency Equipment Show||Tyler Duncan||812-583-6770|
|Festival Photographer||Jeff Routh||812-849-2134|
|Little, Mini, Jr. Miss Pageant||Jennifer McNeely||812-675-2175|
|Motorcycle Show Rob Stephens||Rob Stephens||812-797-4876|
|Persimmon Dessert & Novelty||Alverta Hart||812-849-3441|
|Persimmon 5K Walk/Run||Madison McNeely||812-797-9393|
|Persimmon Market||Lori Hall||812-675-9610|
|Quilt Show||Dee Brinkworth||812-675-7419|
|Queen Pageant||Katie Houchin||812-278-0200|
|Road Rally||Ashley and Mike Teague||812-797-8788|
|Senior Day||Trudy Wells||812-849-4457|
|Ticket Booth||Chamber Office||812-849-4441|
|Vesper Service||Daniel Lee||812-788-1461|
|Float Preparation||Becky Mason||812-797-4491|