Rice Festival

Rice Queen visits Sicilian Heritage Festival

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


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

Rice Festival garners top honor

It apparently takes more than a little rain to prevent  people from noticing the tremendous amount of hard work that goes into putting on the International Rice Festival. 

Rice Festival elects officers

Tuesday evening’s International Rice Festival board meeting drew a large turnout that had members buzzing. 

“It’s definitely one of the largest meetings I can remember,” said longtime Rice Festival associate Gene Williams. 


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