The July 4th fireworks will be launched from Wilson Park this year.
In order to honor social distancing and to keep the public safe, Wilson Park will be closed to the public. Residents will be encouraged to find a location within a few blocks of the park to sit and watch the aerial firework display. There will be not be a ground firework display.
The fireworks display is expected to take place shortly after dusk.
No tax dollars will be used for the celebration; all the money raised for the celebration will be strictly donations. Anyone wishing to donate can contact Bedford City Hall to learn how to contribute. The goal is to raise $8,000.
Fireworks will be set off at the Lehigh Cement Plant beginning at dusk.
74TH MITCHELL PERSIMMON FESTIVAL
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Lawrence County’s oldest and largest festival featuring the quirky little fruits, persimmons! The Persimmon Festival offers up live music and entertainment every night, amazing food, games, rides & more! Of course, you will be able to find persimmons EVERYWHERE!
Kick off Festival Week at the Candlelight Tour at Spring Mill State Park (September 18)
SATURDAY | SEPTEMBER 18
– Community Wide Yard Sale
– Persimmon Market
– Emergency Equipment Day
– Mini, Little & Junior Miss Pageants
SUNDAY | SEPTEMBER 19
– Baby Contest
– Persimmon Queen Pageant
– Road Rally
– Community Vesper Service
MONDAY | SEPTEMBER 20
– Queen Crowning
– Mini, Little & Junior Miss Crowning
– Lite 102.5 FM Persimmon Idol
TUESDAY | SEPTEMBER 21
– Agriculture Night
– MHS Stingerz Dance Team
– MJHS Dance Team
– MHS & MJHS Choirs
– Dustin Collins
WEDNESDAY | SEPTEMBER 22
– State of Indiana – Persimmon Day
– The Lick Creek Band
– The Indigos
THURSDAY | SEPTEMBER 23
– Gospel Night
– Mark Vice
– The Wray Brothers
FRIDAY | SEPTEMBER 24
– The OCD Band
– The Endless Summer Band
SATURDAY | SEPTEMBER 25
– Grand Parade
– Persimmon 5k Run & Walk
– Cruise In
– Motorcycle Show
– Antique Tractor & Machinery Show
– Persimmon Pudding & Novelty Contest – Recipe & Winners
– Cincinnati Circus
– Linda Smith Band
Pick up a Persimmon Festival Guide at the Lawrence County Visitor Center
533 W Main St.
Mitchell, IN 47446
Check out the Persimmon Festival Facebook Page.
*photo above provided by the TimesMail.
TIS THE SEASON – ART SHOW
The Lawrence County Art Association hosts their annual holiday art show, “Tis the Season”. The Wiley Art Gallery will be filled with artwork from award-winners and budding artists alike. Pick up the book, “Artists Feature Lawrence County” while you are there, and see the county in a different perspective.
THE SHOW WILL BEGIN ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4 AND WILL END AT THE END OF FEBRUARY 2021.
Thursday 9:00 AM – NOON, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Friday 1:00 PM – 5:00PM
Saturday 10:00 AM t0 1:00 PM
Don’t miss out on this Bedford, Indiana native singing some of his greatest hits! If you don’t know him already, is a winner of Kenny Chesney’s Next Big Star Competition, and he made #12 on the iTunes Country Chart with his first record, “Torn Jeans & Tailgates”. Not only that, he has opened for some of Country music’s biggest stars: Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker and Jimmy Buffet. Come and support our Lawrence County Country music star!