Carol Chambers is the first co-chairperson of the 74th annual Persimmon Festival. She was born in Detroit, Michigan, married Daniel Chambers in 1965. They re-located to Lawrence county in 1976. She has been a Hoosier for 41 years. She is a member of Mitchell First Baptist Church, and Financial Secretary for several years. She retired from the Mitchell Post Office with 27 years as a Rural Carrier. Since that time she was honored by The Lawrence County Walk of Excellence Award for Community Volunteerism. She is a Volunteer at the Mitchell L.I.F.E. Office, Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services, and her church. She is a member of Mitchell Tri Kappa and past President. She and Her husband have 2 children, Dr. Dawn Robinson-Meadows, DNP, ANP-C, AACRN, and Sean Chambers PhD, and 4 grandchildren.
Aimee Carlisle is the second co-chairperson of the 74th annual Persimmon Festival. Born in Fort Knox, Kentucky her family moved back to the Mitchell area in 1981. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1999 and Indiana State University in 2004. Aimee currently works in the office at Resource Services in Bedford doing accounts payable/receivable along with payroll. She is a member of Mitchell Tri Kappa and the Mitchell First Baptist Church. Aimee enjoys spending time with her friends and family. In her spare time she enjoys camping at Spring Mill, Crafting and shopping. Aimee and Brian spend time cheering on both the Mitchell Lady Jackets and Bedford Lady Stars basketball teams. Aimee has always said that the Persimmon Festival is her favorite time of the year and is looking forward to making many more Festival memories during her upcoming time on the committee.