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73rd Annual

F E S T I VA L

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Sept. 21-28, 2019

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Welcome

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PERSIMMON FESTIVAL Mitchell, Indiana

September 21st—28th, 2019

Main Street Activities are September 23rd thru the 28th The theme for 2019:

“Mitchell Around The World”

Andy Mullen and Suzanne Patton

On behalf of the Greater Mitchell Chamber of Commerce, it is my sincere pleasure to welcome you to the 73nd Annual Persimmon Festival. The organization of the festival is carried out by volunteers. It is one of very few week-long festivals in the State of Indiana. For a small community like Mitchell, many people are willing to help with whatever is needed. I invite you to take extra time to enjoy Mitchell’s historic downtown district, which is filled with unique businesses, antique shops, restaurants, and the restored Mitchell Opera House. Please visit the many local businesses that continuously support the community as well as the festival. You will see many as sponsors in this book as well as throughout the week at different events. My theme for this year is “Mitchell Around The World”. Our small community has reached to countries all over the world, making a difference, and visitors from across the globe have made Mitchell their home, creating a diverse community unlike any other. Our grand marshall of the 73nd parade is Dan Bortner with the Department of Natural Resources. Dan has worked tirelessly to help promote Spring Mall State Park, and help bring new visitors to our community. I wanted to thank the countless volunteers who make this week possible, the strength of our community truly is our people! Andy Mullen, General Chairman of the 73rd Annual Persimmon Festival

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Andy Mullen is serving as General Chairman for the Persimmon Festival. He made Mitchell his home in 2005 after marrying the former Amber Little. He is currently the director of sales at Spring Mill Inn. Andy is a 1991 recipient of Sagamore of the Wabash Award. He is also an honorary Indiana State Speaker of the House for the state of Indiana, honorary Indiana State Fire Marshal, severe weather enthusiast and self-proclaimed biggest Cubs fan in Lawrence County. Andy has been married to his wife Amber for more than 14 years. It was his wife’s love of the festival that has brought him here today. Suzanne (Carnell) Patton is serving as second co-chair for the Persimmon Festival. Born in Livonia, Mich., she migrated to Mitchell in 1976 when her parents opened the Ben Franklin store. She became a Hoosier upon graduating from Indiana University. Suzanne and her husband Marvin currently oversee operations at the local Ben Franklin/ Ace Hardware store. She proudly serves as a trustee for the Mitchell Public Library, is a member of Tri Kappa and attends the Free Methodist Church. She is a past recipient of the Lawrence County Walk of Excellence awarded for women in business. She is the 2017 Greater Mitchell Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year. Suzanne enjoys participating in local 4-H activities, is a member of the Spring Mill Stitchers and a volunteer at the Mitchell Opera House. Suzanne and Marvin have always treasured festival moments with their two children and look forward to making new festival memories with their grandchildren.

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simmon Festival? Dinosaur chicken nuggets and french fries What groups or clubs to you belong to? Mitchell Presbyterian Church What would you like to be when you grow up? A scientist, a rockstar and a cool dude

Parents: Heather Hanner and Jarrod Sallade School: Hatfield Elementary Grade: Kindergarten Favorite adventure this summer? Going to Holiday World Favorite ride at the PersimAdeline Sue mon Festival? The Dragon Blackwell Favorite food at the PerParents: Jeremy and Shelly simmon Festival? Ice cream Blackwell What groups or clubs to School: Hatfield Elemenyou belong to? Boys and tary Girls Club, Gymnastics Grade: Kindergarten What would you like to be Favorite adventure this when you grow up? Animal summer? Camping, swimRescuer and Police Officer ming, riding my bike, visiting the beach, looking for seashells and playing with my friends Favorite ride at the Persimmon Festival? The Swings Favorite food at the Persimmon Festival? Blue snow cones What groups or clubs to you belong to? Tee-ball and Ava Lynn Rayhill basketball Parents: Gary and Stacy What would you like to be Rayhill when you grow up? LifeSchool: Hatfield guard Grade: Kindergarten Favorite adventure this summer? Swimming in our pool and playing softball Favorite ride at the Persimmon Festival? The Ladybugs Favorite food at the Per-

Norah May Isom Parents: JC and Cari Isom School: Hatfield Grade: First Favorite adventure this summer? Swimming with family & friends Favorite ride at the Persimmon Festival? The swings Favorite food at the Persimmon Festival? Funnel cake What groups or clubs to you belong to? Bride of Christ Fellowship, Mitchell Community Youth League Softball, Turning Out Dance Company, Flippin’ Out Gymnastics, Little Lady Jackets basketball What would you like to be when you grow up? A teacher

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mon Festival? The Strawberries Favorite food at the Persimmon Festival? Tiger Ears What groups or clubs to you belong to? MCYL softball and Flippin’ Out gymnastics What would you like to be when you grow up? A gymnastics teacher

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Parents: Anthony and Jimma ZayLynn Rain Mackenzie Reeve Sneed School: Hatfield Parents: Trisha and Dustin Grade: Second Sneed Favorite adventure this School: Hatfield Elemensummer? Top Jump in Tentary nessee Grade: First Favorite ride at the PersimFavorite adventure this

summer? Holiday World, playing at Spring Mill and modeling in the 4-H Fashion Review Favorite ride at the Persimmon Festival? The Ferris Wheel Favorite food at the Persimmon Festival? The Persimmons from the library’s persimmon tree What groups or clubs to you belong to? Mitchell 4-H Club, Liberty Baptist Church, Flip, 4-H rabbit club, 4-H poultry club What would you like to be when you grow up? A teacher and a mom

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Parents: Tony and Jessica Sanders School: Hatfield Grade: First Favorite adventure this summer? Going to the beach with my family

PERSIMMON FESTIVAL | SEPTEMBER 2019 | 5 Favorite ride at the PersimWhat would you like to be mon Festival? The Dragon when you grow up? A doctor Favorite food at the Persimmon Festival? Persimmon ice cream What groups or clubs to you belong to? Softball, basketball and gymnastics What would you like to be when you grow up? A meteorologist (weather girl)

Rylynn Rayne Sanders Parents: Travis and Cordelia Sanders School: Hatfield Grade: Second Favorite adventure this summer? Riding my bike without training wheels Ariella Lou Davis Favorite ride at the PersimParent: Lisa Patton mon Festival? The Dragon School: Hatfield Favorite food at the PerGrade: First simmon Festival? Persimmon Favorite adventure this ice cream summer? Bike riding What groups or clubs to Favorite ride at the Persim- you belong to? BFCOG kids, mon Festival? The Swings Bedford Parks Department Favorite food at the Perrunning club simmon Festival? Elephant What would you like to ear be when you grow up? A What groups or clubs to teacher you belong to? Flippin’ Out Gymnastics

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Zoey Jo Maddox Parents: Joey and Candi Maddox School: Hatfield Grade: Kindergarten Favorite adventure this summer? Going to the Gulf Shores and Yogi Bear Favorite ride at the Persimmon Festival? The Ferris Wheel Favorite food at the Persimmon Festival? Taco salad What groups or clubs to you belong to? I take gymnastics What would you like to be when you grow up? A nurse

Parents: Christopher and Tatelyn Cline School: Fayetteville Elementary Grade: First Favorite adventure this summer? Going to Holiday World with the Mitchell Junior High dance team Favorite ride at the Persimmon Festival? The Big Slide Favorite food at the Persimmon Festival? Funnel cakes What groups or clubs to you belong to? Flippin’ Out Gymnastics, Turning Out Dance Co. and Bedford First Church of God What would you like to be when you grow up? An OB doctor

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Parents: Ky and Stephanie Grubb School: Hatfield Grade: First Favorite adventure this summer? Going to Tennessee with my momma and bubby and riding in a helicopter Favorite ride at the Persimmon Festival? The Swings Favorite food at the Persimmon Festival? Persimmon pudding What groups or clubs to you belong to? Pinhook Christian Church and gymnastics What would you like to be when you grow up? A baby doctor

Hattie Marie Nelson Parents:Chris and Lauren Nelson School: Parkview Primary Grade: First Favorite adventure this summer? Parasailing at Panama City beach Favorite ride at the Persimmon Festival? The Dragon roller coaster Favorite food at the Persimmon Festival? Elephant Ears What groups or clubs to you belong to? Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence County What would you like to be when you grow up? Rock star

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THE MAIN STAGE SCHEDULE Monday September 23rd 6:00pm Persimmon Festival Queen Contest 6:45pm Mini-Miss, Little Miss and Junior Persimmon Queen Crowning 7:30pm Persimmon Idol Tuesday September 24th 6:00pm Derek Weidner 8:00pm Cody Ikerd and the Sidewinders Wednesday September 25th 6:00pm MJHS Dancers 6:45pm MHS Dancers 7:15pm MHS Singers 8:00pm The Indigos Thursday September 26th 7:30pm Mr. Speed Friday September 27th 5:30pm OCD 7:00pm Endless Summer Band Saturday September 28th 12:30pm Baby Contest Winners 1:00pm Pre-Parade Ceremony 3:45pm Circle City Sidewalk Stompers 5:00pm Cincinnati Circus 6:00pm Linda Smith

Twenty girls are seeking the Little Miss Persimmon Crown Favorite adventure this summer? I had so much fun at Holiday World! I also loved playing in and winning the Little League with my team! Favorite ride at the Persimmon Festival? The Round Up Favorite food at the Persimmon Festival? I love Tiger Rayne Elyse Bryson Ears Parents: William and BritWhat groups or clubs to tany Bryson you belong to? 10U Indiana School: Burris Elementary Flames travel softball team, Grade: Third MCYL softball league and Favorite adventure this Mitchell youth basketball summer? Going to Spring What would you like to be Mill and going to the caves when you grow up? The IU Favorite ride at the PersimSoftball coach, I’d also love mon Festival? The Swings to be an artist Favorite food at the Persimmon Festival? Cotton Candy What would you like to be when you grow up? A teacher

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Taylor Anne-Grace Robbins Parents: Kyle and Alyssa Robbins School: Burris Grade: Third

Parents: Brittnie Blackwell and Cory Blackwell School: Burris Grade: Third Favorite adventure this summer? Went to Holiday World and rode the Raven roller coaster for the first time

Favorite ride at the Persim- books mon Festival? The Scrambler What would you like to Favorite food at the be when you grow up? A Persimmon Festival? Funnel science teacher or physicist Cakes What groups or clubs to you belong to? Gymnastics What would you like to be when you grow up? A dancer

Davaney Dawn Roop Parents: Eva Dicks and Jason Wimmenauer School: Burris Grade: Fifth Hayden Leann Favorite adventure this Salazar summer? Playing in the Parents: Rachel Salazar world series and going to and Oscar Warren Florida School: Burris Favorite ride at the PersimGrade: Fifth mon Festival? The Zipper Favorite adventure this Favorite food at the summer? Going to the Great Persimmon Festival? Cheese Wolf Lodge with two great fries friends What groups or clubs Favorite ride at the Persim- to you belong to? Indiana mon Festival? The Round Up Flames ‘08 softball Favorite food at the What would you like to be Persimmon Festival? Fried when you grow up? Nurse or Oreos Zoo keeper What groups or clubs to you belong to? Dancing at Turning Out Dance Co., gymnastics at Flippin’ Out, a member of Running Club by the Bedford Parks Dept, Computeronics and great

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event this summer, sharing my Riley story and raising money for the hospital that saved my life Favorite ride at the Persimmon Festival? The Strawberry ride Favorite food at the Persimmon Festival? Corn on the cob What groups or clubs to you belong to? All star cheerleader, dance, student council, Riley children ambassador What would you like to be when you grow up? Cardiac surgeon, so I can help kids like me

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Parents: Nicholas and Raven Hyneman School: Fayetteville Elementary Grade: Fifth Favorite adventure this summer? Going to Springfield, Illinois, to visit Abraham Lincoln’s gravesite and also winning reserve grand champion Junior showman for swine at the 4-H fair Favorite ride at the Persimmon Festival? The Swings Favorite food at the Persimmon Festival? The snow cones What groups or clubs to you belong to? I am a member of White River 4-Hers, Lawrence County Swine Club, Leap of Faith Gymnastics, a member of Fayetteville Elementary girls basketball team and have been the Health and Safety officer in my 4-H club for 2 years What would you like to be when you grow up? The president of the United States or a player in theWNBA

Parents: Ryan and Stevie Shelton School: Parkview Intermediate Grade: Fifth Favorite adventure this summer? Traveling with the Girls Club of Lawrence County to Newport Aquarium and staying the night, sleeping in the shark tunnel Favorite ride at the Persimmon Festival? The Swings Favorite food at the Persimmon Festival? Tiger Ears with icing What groups or clubs to you belong to? I’m involved with the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence County, Members Council of B&G Club of Lawrence County & Youth Brylee Renae Cadence Marie group at Hillcrest Christian Holguin Tillett Church Parents: Mandy and Seth Parents: Melinda and What would you like to be Denny Smoot Ramey and Patrick Holguin School: Stalker Elementary when you grow up? I want School: Burris to become a writer. I love Grade: Fourth Grade: Third writing and being able to Favorite adventure this Favorite adventure this summer? Speaking at a Riley bring characters to life. summer? Going to Holiday

Ava Sophia Colglazier Parents: Charles and Mallory Colglazier School: Burris Grade: Third Favorite adventure this summer? Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari Favorite ride at the Persimmon Festival? The Dragon Coaster Favorite food at the Persimmon Festival? Tiger Tails What groups or clubs to you belong to? Mitchell community Youth Cheer, Flippin’ Out Gymnastics, Turning Out Dance Company and Scouts What would you like to be when you grow up? A zoo keeper

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EMS Day: Mitchell High School Parking lot, 1000 Bishop Blvd. Area EMS agencies display equipment and vehicles until 4:00 p.m.

2:30 p.m. Mini-Miss, Little Miss & Jr. Miss Persimmon Pageants: Mitchell High School Auditorium, 1000 Bishop Blvd. Preliminarly judging and interviews. Open to public. $2 ticket price for admission. 4:00 p.m.

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Community Vesper Service: Sponsored by the Mitchell Area Ministerial Association. The service is being conducted at the historic Mitchell Opera House on 217 N. 7th Street. It follows the festival theme. Join us for this annual kickoff to the Persimmon Festival, offering up a prayerful time of reflection as the community prepares for the week ahead.

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Chairperson .................................................................................. Susie Cessna 812-849-3082 Chairperson .................................................................................Barbara Wigley 812-849-3927 Event Date ........................................................................................... September 23-28, 2019 Event Time...................................................................................Daily 12 noon to 8:00 PM and ................................................................................. Saturday September 28 11:00AM-2:00PM Location .......................................... First Baptist Church Christian Life Center, 307 W. 7th Street Entry Deadline .......................................................... 2-6PM Sunday September 22, 2019 at the .............................................................................................. First Baptist Christian Life Center Entry Fee ....................................................................................................... $5.00 per person Categories ............................................................................ See mitchellpersimmonfestival.org ..................................................................... or stop by Ben Franklin/Ace Hardware for a full list Entry pick-up Saturday September 28, 2019 after the parade is over. The parade starts at 2PM. There are cash prizes! First, Second and Third in each class collect a cash prize. Quilts: $50 for first, $25 for second and $15 for third. Turn in your fabulous crafts to show the world your talent and get cash for winning!

Art Exhibit

Chairperson .......................................................................................................W. David Fields Phone ............................................................................................................... 812-278-4723 Event Date ........................................................................................... September 23-28, 2019 Event Location ..........................................Mitchell Community Public Library, 804 W. Main Street Event Time................................................................ The event will be open during Library hours Library Hours for festival week ............................................................ 9AM-8PM Mon,Tue,Thurs. ...................................................................... Wed 11AM-5PM...Fri 9AM-5:30PM...Sat 9AM-2PM Entry Deadline ...................................................................... 9AM-3:30PM September 21, 2019 Entry Fee ..............................................................................$5 per person: Limit of 3 paintings Pick up artwork Monday September 30th from 4PM-6PM Any Artist 18 years or older and a current or former resident of Indiana can enter this event. Artwork must have a wire hanger on the back, no saw tooth hangers are allowed. There are many styles of art represented and visitors are encouraged to stop by to see the local talent on display. Paintings are awarded ribbons and cash prizes in five categories, Best of Show and Peoples Choice.

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Chairperson ........................................................................................................... Mike James Phone ............................................................................................................... 812-849-5479 Event Date ........................................................................................... September 23-28, 2019 Event Time................................................................ 6-9 PM Monday-Friday 10AM-6PM Saturday Location ..........................................................................................................Sixth Street Tent Entry Info .................................................................................... Limited to the first 46 Vendors Entry Fee .........................................................................................................................$175 Vote for the best looking booth. Stop by various booths to enter their drawings and pick up freebies! There are lots of interesting vendors and great information to be had all in one location!

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Chairperson .................................................................................................... Stephanie Jones Phone ............................................................................................................... 812-276-9272 Registration ............................................................................ September 22, 2019 from 2-5PM Event Date ........................................................................................... September 23-28, 2019 Exhibit Location...................................................................sdj Photography, 609 W. Main Street Exhibit Hours ............................................................M-F 11-2PM re-open 3-8 PM, Saturday 10-1 Pick Up Info ............................................................. Saturday September 28, 2019 from 3-5 PM Photo size must be 8x10 or 11x14 and then matted. No Frames. Categories are also available on mitchellpersimmonfestival.org Categories: Flowers and Landscapes People: Babies and Kids Architecture People: Teens & Seniors Our Town People: Adults Young Photographers Animals and Insects

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A total of 20 girls are seeking the title of 2019 Junior Miss Persimmon Queen Braelyn “Brae” Elyse Little Parents: Aaron and Dara Little School: Mitchell Junior High School Grade: Sixth What was your favorite adventure this summer? A

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cruise to Mexico What is your favorite ride at the Persimmon Festival? The Zipper What is your favorite food at the Persimmon Festival? The chili at my granddad’s stand What groups or clubs do you belong to? MJHS cheer, Indiana Sting fastpitch softball, youth group, Flippin’ Out Gymnastics and MCYL rec. ball What would you like to be when you grow up? A physical therapist

Jaiven Alexiz Prince Parents: Andrew and Lynnette Prince School: Mitchell Junior High Grade: Sixth What was your favorite adventure this summer? Our vacation at Beverly Shores What is your favorite ride at the Persimmon Festival? The Zipper What is your favorite food at the Persimmon Festival? Funnel Cake What groups or clubs do you belong to? MJHS Dance Team, prom dress ministry, Mitchell youth group, Kiwanis Club volunteer, Forbidden Hallows Haunted Farm volunteer What would you like to be when you grow up? A veterinarian

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Grade: Sixth What was your favorite adventure this summer? Going to Kentucky Kingdom What is your favorite ride at the Persimmon Festival? The Zipper What is your favorite food at the Persimmon Festival? Tiger Ear What groups or clubs do you belong to? Band What would you like to be when you grow up? A veterinarian

Robbins School: Mitchell Junior High Grade: Seventh What was your favorite adventure this summer? I loved going to Holiday World and all of the memories made with family and friends along the way What is your favorite ride at the Persimmon Festival? The Round Up What is your favorite food Madyson Marie at the Persimmon Festival? Kendall Fried Oreos Parent: Vangie McPherson What groups or clubs School: Mitchell Junior do you belong to? MJHS High cheerleader, MCYL softball, Grade: Seventh MJHS band What was your favorite What would you like to be adventure this summer? when you grow up? A pastry Going to Holiday World chef based out of Chicago. What is your favorite ride at the Persimmon Festival? The Zipper What is your favorite food at the Persimmon Festival? Cinnamon and sugar Tiger Ear and Lemon Shake-up What groups or clubs do you belong to? Girls fast-pitch softball and MJHS cheer squad Hayleigh Nicole What would you like to be Livingston when you grow up? ProbaParents: Tommy Livingtion officer/cheer coach ston and Stephanie Popplewell School: Mitchell Junior High

Lila Kathryn Leigh Bodkins Parents: Steve and Joni Bodkins School: Mitchell Junior High Grade: Eighth What was your favorite adventure this summer? Going to Kings Island and trying new rides What is your favorite ride at the Persimmon Festival? The Round Up What is your favorite food at the Persimmon Festival? Pesimmon Pudding What groups or clubs do you belong to? MJHS Dance team, National Honor Society and FCA What would you like to be when you grow up? Trial lawyer

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at the Persimmon Festival? Persimmon pudding What groups or clubs do you belong to? Cross country What would you like to be when you grow up? A singer

Katlyn Marie Popplewell Parents: Stephanie Popplewell and Tommy Livingston School: Mitchell Junior High Grade: Sixth What was your favorite adventure this summer? Going to Kentucky Kingdom with my family What is your favorite ride at the Persimmon Festival? The Swings What is your favorite food at the Persimmon Festival? Tiger Ears What groups or clubs do you belong to? Girl Scouts and band What would you like to be when you grow up? A nurse at Riley Hospital

Josie Jolene Leamer Parents: Matt and Amanda Leamer School: Mitchell Junior High Grade: Sixth What was your favorite adventure this summer? Going to Florida What is your favorite ride at the Persimmon Festival? The Carousel What is your favorite food

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Elsi Raelynn Arthur Parents: Tyler and McKenzi Arthur School: Mitchell Junior High Grade: Sixth What was your favorite adventure this summer? Going to Michigan to visit family What is your favorite ride at the Persimmon Festival? The Round Up What is your favorite food at the Persimmon Festival? Funnel Cake What groups or clubs do you belong to? MJHS Dance Team, Flippin’ Out Gymnastics and Turning Out Dance Company. What would you like to be when you grow up? A nurse

Lily Marie Russell Parents: Holly and Robin Russell School: Mitchell Junior High Grade: Seventh What was your favorite adventure this summer? Going to Holiday World with

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Kaleigh Marie Sterling Parent: Amanda Diehl School: Mitchell Junior High Grade: Seventh What was your favorite adventure this summer? The state fair cheer competition What is your favorite ride at the Persimmon Festival? The Zipper What is your favorite food at the Persimmon Festival? Deep fried Oreos What groups or clubs do


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Madison Brooke Livingston Parents: Tommy Livingston and Stephanie Popplewell School: Mitchell Junior High Grade: Eighth What was your favorite adventure this summer? Going to Tennessee with my grandma What is your favorite ride at the Persimmon Festival? The Zipper

What was your favorite adventure this summer? Going to Gulf Shores, Alabama What is your favorite ride at the Persimmon Festival? The Zipper What is your favorite food at the Persimmon Festival? Funnel Cakes What groups or clubs do you belong to? Basketball, travel basketball, student council, track and yearbook committee What would you like to be when you grow up? A homicide detective

Lamontika Lynn Robertson Parents: Adam and Kenna Robertson School: Mitchell Junior High Grade: Eighth What was your favorite adventure this summer? Spending time with friends

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