Brownsville, TX (July 27, 2017) – The Scale House Visitors Center is proud to host a large portrait of Roy
F. Mitte, who generously contributed so much to the Mitte Cultural District in downtown Brownsville. His efforts to help preserve and promote the rich cultural history of the city are immeasurable, as he and his wife, Joann Cole Mitte, dedicated a great amount of time and charity into revitalizing the area.
The portrait has been installed in an effort to promote a greater sense of awareness to the public about the life of Roy Mitte and the full extent of his philanthropic endeavors.
“The Mitte Foundation is privileged to offer this tribute to Brownsville native and benefactor to The M
itte Cultural District, Roy Frank Mitte, in the form of a photographic collage of his life, reflecting those memories most important to him: growing up in Brownsville and a south Texas child’s dream-come-true on a rare snowy day, practicing basketball at Brownsville High School, the beginning of his 54 year marriage to Joann Cole on their wedding day, serving his country in the Korean war as a member of the United States Army, celebrating an accomplished career, giving back to the communities he loved, and relaxing in his Austin home during his later years. Thank you for remembering my grandfather, his love for your city, and his vision for the Mitte Cultural District,” said Mitte’s grandson, actor RJ Mitte.
The portrait, seen here with (from left to right) Brownsville Visitor’s Bureau President Mariano “Bean Ayala, Executive Director of the Mitte Foundation Coleith Molstad, and Executive Director of the Children’s Museum of Brownsville Felipe Pena III, is currently on display. The general public is encouraged to visit the Scale House in order to view the portrait, as well as learn a bit more about the Mitte’s contributions to the city. For more information, please contact the Scale House at (956) 546-3898.