Welcome to the 67th annual
September 21st to 28th, 2013
Main Street activities are September 23 – 28, 2013
The theme for 2013:
“Mitchell Athletics – Past, Present & Future”
On behalf of the Greater Mitchell Chamber of Commerce, I would like to wel- come each of you to the 67th annual Persimmon Festival. I sincerely hope you take the time to enjoy Mitchell’s historic downtown, which is filled with antique shops, and I invite you to visit many of the local businesses that continuously support the festival and the community. Many of which you’ll see as sponsors in this book.
The theme for this year is “Mitchell Athletics – Past, Present & Future.” I chose this theme because of my love of sports. I have been involved in Mitchell sports since I was little, and I still continue to be involved today as a coach. Mitchell sports have helped me become the person I am today, so I wanted to recognize the sports of the great school that I came from.
The grand marshal for the Persimmon Festival this year will be a group of Mitchell athletes and coaches — past, present and future who will be riding on a float. I wanted the Mitchell athletes and coaches to get some recognition for their hard work representing the Mitchell schools and community.
I hope you will enjoy the week full of festivities, and I hope that you will use this book as your guide to the many events, contests and displays that make the Persimmon Festival one of the premiere festivals in southern Indiana.
The people of Mitchell welcome you to their hometown, which was established in 1853. We take great pride in the Persimmon Festival, and hope that you enjoy your visit, while creating new traditions.
Have a great week celebrating Mitchell and the many Mitchell athletes and coaches — past, present & future that help represent the community. We thank you for visiting Mitchell.
General Chairwoman of the 67th annual Persimmon Festival
Video courtesy of Duane Busick, www.duanebusick.com
The festival will run from Saturday, Sept. 21th through Saturday, Sept. 28th. The parade will be held on the closing Saturday.
Activities on Main Street do not begin until Monday, Sept. 23rd .