At one time Mitchell had 11 teachers and an accredited 9th-grade school. Around 1922, Mitchell hosted a “County-wide Field Day,” a big day for the whole county. The town and school had a baseball team; the first about 1914 was reported as being very good.
The community had outgrown the two-room schoolhouse, and around 1928 a new one was built of brick. It was large with a beautiful auditorium; the town and community were very proud of it. It burned in February 1931, and another one was built, which was the last schoolhouse in Mitchell. When the school moved to Gibson, all was torn down, but two rooms and a hall left for a community house and reminder of all the memories of long ago.
The Community House recently underwent renovations, including a fresh paint job and new flooring. A popular facility to host receptions, reunions, and special events, the building remains a pride of Mitchell today.
The facility is heated and air-conditioned. Our Community House includes a kitchen, large dining hall complete with new tables and chairs, restrooms, and a ramp for easy access into the building.
We are honored to provide a special location for your memorable event.
The Community House books quickly. To reserve the location, we require a $50.00 deposit. After your event, we will inspect the location. If you left the building and grounds as clean as you found them, we will refund your deposit.
The Community House rental fee is a flat $80.00 per day. The facility provides a full kitchen, a dining area with an array of tables and chairs, and plenty of parking space for all of your guests.
Check the town's online calendar for Community House availability.
For your convenience, in addition to check and cash, we accept online payments for the security of your Community House date. Please note online payment includes PayPal's transaction fee of 2.9% +.30.