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 third co-chair for the Persimmon Festival. He made Mitchell his home in 2005 after marrying the former Amber Little. He works for the French Lick Casino as a slot supervisor. Andy is a 1991 recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash award. He is also an Honorary State Speaker of the House for the state of Indiana, and honorary Indiana State Fire Marshal, a severe weather enthusiast and the self-proclaimed biggest Cubs fan in Lawrence County. Andy has been married to his wife Amber for more than 12 years. It was his wife’s love of the festival that brought him here today.

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