PAST FESTIVAL THEMES

PAST FESTIVAL THEMES:

1948 Reliance Day 1991 Volunteers–Making our Community Strong 
1959 Air Force and Space Travel 1992 Proud to Be an American
1962 Lehigh’s 60 Years in Mitchell 1993 Secure The Future…Invest in Our Youth
1964 Rededication to the United States 1994 An Autumn Homecoming 
1965 We Lift Up Our Eyes to These Hills 1995 Persimmon Festival ’95…We’re Still Rockin’
1966 A State is but the Body of a Nation.  The People Who Inhabit its Hills and its Valleys are its Soul, its Spirit, its Life  1996 Celebrating the Past, Looking to the Future
1967 It’s About Time – In This Place; It’s About People And The Human Race 1997 A Hometown Reunion
1968 Freedom is Not Free 1998 Persimmon Festival ’98…Through the Eyes of a Child
1969 A Salute to Education, The Apprentice of Life 1999 Uniquely Mitchell
1970 Happiness is…The Success of the Persimmon Festival 2000 Soaring Into a New Century
1971 Silver Anniversary 2001 Building Today for Future Generations
1972 Our Autumn Homecoming  2002 Our Heritage…Our Future
1973 A Historical Review Trimmed in Red, White and Blue 2003 From Railroads to Rockets
1974 Uncle Sam Still Stands Tall  2004 A Salute to the Volunteer
1975 Our Living Heritage 1775-1975 2005 Our Education Foundation–Mitchell Schools
1976 Youth–Young and Old Unite Through Heritage 2006 Sixty Years of Memories
1977 A Journey Down Persimmory Lane 2007 At Your Service: A Salute to Mitchell’s Service Organizations
1978 Encounter of the Mitchell Kind 2008 Mitchell Hometown Heroes
1979 Tradition With a Torch of Tomorrow 2009 Welcome Home
1980 Hoosier Hospitality 2010 Generation After Generation
1981 America–The Beautiful 2011 Protect & Serve
1983 Progress Through Education 2012 Small Town Proud
1984 One of a Kind 2013 Mitchell Athletics–Past, Present and Future
1985 A Tradition of Hospitality 2014 Shop Local–Buy Mitchell
1986 Freedom The American Way of Life 2015 Celebrating with the Sound of Music
1987 Proudly We Stand  2016 Healing Hands, Helping Hearts
1988 Super Homecoming ’88–42 Years Proud 2017 Persimmon City Harvest: Celebrating Farmers & Agriculture! 
1989 Memories for Children of All Ages 2018 “Industries and Businesses Supporting our Community”
1990 We Will Always Be True to the Gold and Blue

Sponsored by the Mitchell Chamber of Commerce. Festival dates September 21st-28th 2019

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