Our Chairpeople

Elizabeth Freeman-Cammack is serving as the chairman for the 71st annual Persimmon Festival.  A resident of Mitchell, she and her husband, Josh Cammack, spend time with their son, Ellis, as well as their pets. Elizabeth is a partner at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center and Haverly Funeral Chapel. She also is a board member for the Greater Mitchell Chamber of Commerce and the Mitchell Community Public Library. She also is a member of Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Tri Kappa.

 

Larry “Bamm” Caudell is serving as the first co-chair for the 71st annual Persimmon Festival. A life-long resident of Mitchell, he is retired from Lehigh Cement Co. after more than 41 years of service. He also was with the Mitchell Volunteer Fire Department for 32 years and served 22 of those years as chief. He is a member of the Mitchell City Council and the First Baptist Church in Mitchell, where he serves as a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He is married to Diana, a retired teacher with Mitchell Community.

 

Andy Mullen is serving as the second co-chair for the 71st annual Persimmon Festival.

 

Gary Rayhill is the chairman of the parade. A life-long resident of Mitchell, he is retired from NSWC Crane, where he was employed for more than 35 years. He and his wife of 45 years, Diana, have two sons, Gary and Sean. He is a United States Army Veteran, serving in Vietnam. Aside from organizing the parade, he enjoys decorating his home extensively for Christmas.

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