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