Rice Festival

2014 Rice and Creole Cookery Contest winners named

THE POST-SIGNAL / Saja Hoffpauir
Letha Vincent, chairman of the IRF Rice and Creole Cookery Contest, back row far left, along with Mary and Randy Jemison of the USA Rice Federation, back row fourth and fifth from left, respectively, recognized the 2014 cookery contest winners on the Rice Festival main stage on the Friday morning of the festival. Ella Begnaud, front, won the Tri-Color Ribbon in the Children’s Division and was also named Jr. Chef. Shannon Dietz, back row second from left, was named Chef de Riz, and Diana Francis, back row third from left, was the Tri-Color winner in the Adult Division.

CROWLEY - This year’s International Rice Festival Rice and Creole Cookery Contest saw a lot of great entries, with the judges having to work hard t

Scenes from the 51st Annual Golden Age Coronation Ball

THE POST-SIGNAL / Danette Bourque
Family members of 2014 Rice City Golden Age Queen Rose Millet on hand to celebrate her coronation include, front row from left, Ryan Millet, Rick Millet, Tom Millet, Lynne Broussard holding Cole Conner, Queen Rose Millet, Gayle Lormand holding Eli Lormand, Don Millet, Amalie Lormand; second row, Christian Millet, Brenda Millet, Jordan Conner, Jimmy Broussard, Josh Conner, Todd Lormand, Carlie Lormand, Blaine Lormand holding Hudson Lormand, Regan Lormand, Chelsea Millet and Megan Broussard.

78th Rice Festival queen crowned

78th International Rice Festival Queen Allison "Ali" Hoffpauir

It was a gorgeous morning Saturday as the 78th International Rice Festival Queen was selected from a bevy of outstanding candidates to represent “T

Crowning moment: Vivian Barousse, Cameron Stelly named junior royalty Friday

From left, it was a Redemptorist Catholic sweep when Cameron Stelly and Vivian Barrouse were crowned the Junior King and Queen of the 78th International Rice Festival. Stelly is the son of Kelly Stelly and the late Corey Stelly. Barousse is the daughter of Robby and Mandy Barousse.

The International Rice Festival has new junior royalty that reigned over the 2014 Children’s Parade and will continue to do so throughou


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