Rice Festival

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While the vendors, work crews and festival officials are busy worrying about putting the finishing touches on the festival grounds for the 79th Int

Safety emphasized during festival

With the opening of the 79th version of the International Rice Festival just two days away, Crowley Chief of Police K.P.

Ball, cocktail party fête Rice Festival queen, honorees

THE POST-SIGNAL / Danette Bourque
The 79th International Rice Festival Queen’s Ball & Honoree Cocktail Party was held at the International Rice Festival Building on Saturday, Sept. 19. Among those being honored were, seated from left, Lucille Woodard, IRF Coordinator Roxie Viator, Catherine Sylvester, Karen Perry, Renee Schilling, 2014-2015 IRF Jr. Queen Vivian Barousse, 2014-2015 IRF Queen Allison Hoffpauir, Mary Alice Pastor, Angela Shreve, 79th IRF President-Elect Elisabeth LeLeux, Lynn Spell, Laurie Suire; standing, 79th IRF Children’s Parade Marshal, Jody Viator, 79th IRF Farmer of the Year Jeffery Sylvester, 79th IRF President Troy Perry, 79th IRF Honoree Herb Schilling, 79th IRF Junior Farmer of the Year Tyler Breaux, 79th IRF Grand Parade Marshals Mike Pastor and E.P. Shreve, 79th IRF Chairman Kevin Spell and 79th IRF Vice Chairman Jay Suire.

Leleux leads talk of the 79th International Rice Festival

Rotary Club of Crowley President Pat Miers, left, and program organizer Gene Williams, right, thanked Elisabeth Leleux, not pictured, for leading the discussion of the 79th International Rice Festival.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, gather around as organizers with the 79th International Rice Festival tell you about th


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