Rice Festival Queen Hensgens in Lutcher for Festival of the Bonfires

Hensgens stands atop bonfire pyramid.

Hensgens, left, bids farewell to Miss Festival of the Bonfires XXIII Myrionne Joseph.

Hensgens in her combine sled.


Seventy-seventh International Rice Festival Queen Hailey Hensgens traveled to Lutcher for the Festival of the Bonfires Queen’s Day and pageant on Saturday, Nov. 30. 

The Rice Queen participated in the sled building competition and turned out a John Deere combine equipped with a spinning wheel, working headlights and an auger that actually blew rice.

Hensgens also participated in the bonfire building competition, coming in a close second place.

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