Rice Queen visits Sicilian Heritage Festival

Hensgens, right, is greeted by Sicilian Heritage Festival Queen Amy Henderson.

Visiting queens, from left, Jade Duplessis, Anna Alicia Angelle, Hailey Hensgens, Rachel Lemoine, Paige Johnson and Victoria Sagrera get ready for the spaghetti-eating contest.

Spaghetti-eating contestants can’t use utensils, but Hensgens is up for the challenge.


Seventy-seventh International Rice Festival Queen Hailey Hensgens attended the Sicilian Heritage Festival held March 7 - 9 in Independence. 

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