INTERNATIONAL RICE FESTIVAL

Eighty-first International Rice Festival Queen Kathryn Shea Duncan

Mystick Krewe of Louisianians 70th King Todd Graves of Baton Rouge greets Duncan.

Duncan and Louisiana State Rep. John Stefanski, R-Crowley

Former U.S. Senator and Crowley native John Breaux, 81st IRF Queen Kathryn Shea Duncan.

Duncan and La. Gov. John Bel Edwards

Rice Queen attends D.C. Mardi Gras

Eighty-First International Rice Festival Queen Kathryn Shea Duncan traveled to Washington, D.C., the last weekend in January for the capitol’s annual Mardi Gras celebration.

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A number of queens enjoyed their time together at the Mardi Gras of SWLA day events and pageant, including, from left, St. Martin Parish Farm Bureau Queen Chalisse Huval, 81st IRF Queen Kathryn Shea Duncan, Gueydan Duck Festival Queen Cari Calais, La. Cotton Queen Tara Babin and Delcambre Shrimp Festival Queen Sarah Saunier.

Miss Creole Gumbo Queen 2016 Lyndsey Davis and 81st IRF Queen Kathryn Shea Duncan.

81st IRF queen traveling

Kathryn Shea Duncan, the 81st International Rice Festival Queen, has already been on the move representing our festival and the rice industry.

THE POST-SIGNAL / Saja Hoffpauir
Acadia and Jeff Davis Volunteers for Family and Community Club members serving as hostesses for the 81st International Rice Festival Rice and Creole Cookery Contest were, seated from left, Mary Ann Sagrera, Babs Simon, Martha Grantham, Sylvia Guillotte, Ernie Freeman, Betty Miller, Lois Richard; first row standing, Alice Pastor, Sharon Romero, Nellie Cheek, Rusty Leonards, Mary Credeur, Rosie Trahan, Audrey Myers, Jeanette Crochet, Marilyn Strickland, Brandi Martin; second row standing, Ella Thevis and Wilma LeJeune.

THE POST-SIGNAL / Saja Hoffpauir
4-H Jr. Leaders/Ambassadors assisting with the 81st IRF Rice and Creole Cookery Contest were, seated from left, Harley LeBlanc, Braille Cormier, Megan Breaux, Alaina Vincent, Alexis Vincent; standing, Hannah LeBlanc, Kathryn LeBlanc, Cole Zaunbrecher and Eulalie Cormier.

Volunteers recognized for service at cookery contest

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