Rice Festival

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

Rice Festival honorees fêted with cocktail social, ball

THE POST-SIGNAL / Danette Bourque
Among the honorees at the 78th Annual International Rice Festival Honoree Social & Queen’s Ball were, seated from left, 2014 IRF Vice President Elisabeth Leleux, Karen Perry, 78th IRF Grand Parade Grand Marshal Judge M’Elise Trahan, Bridget Boustany, 77th IRF Junior Queen Phoebe Henry, 77th IRF Queen Hailey Hensgens, 77th IRF Junior King Rusty Fulton, Susan Doucet Leonards, 2014 IRF President Connie Nutt, Janet Williams; standing, Albert Leleux, 2014 IRF President-Elect Troy Perry, 78th IRF Grand Parade Grand Marshal John Trahan, 78th IRF Honoree Congressman Charles Boustany Jr., M.D., 78th IRF Junior Farmer of the Year Matthew Paul Doré, 78th IRF Farmer of the Year John “Bubba” Leonards, 78th IRF Children’s Parade Grand Marshal William “Billy” Pinac and 78th IRF General Co-Chairmen Gene Williams and Jay Suire.

Rice Queen visits Voodoo

Hensgens, center, got to meet the VooDoo dolls.

Seventy-seventh International Rice Festival Queen Hailey Hensgens visited New Orleans on July 19 at the invitation of the New Orleans VooDoo arena

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