The competition was fierce, but the judges worked hard to select the winners of this year's Rice and Creole Cookery Contest.
INTERNATIONAL RICE FESTIVAL
Colby Geerts of Evangeline, center, handily won this year's Rice Eating Contest with 41 scoops.
This morning the 81st International Rice Festival Junior King and Queen were crowned on the Supreme Rice Stage following the pageant.
The 54th Rice City Senior Queen, Faye Hall Hoy, will be crowned at tonight’s Golden Age Coronation Ball at the International Rice Festival Building, 717 W. Mill St. in Crowley. The ball begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 (children 6 and under are admitted free) and tickets are available at the door.
The 81st International Rice Festival is here and tonight will see the crowning of the 54th Rice City Senior Queen at the International Rice Festival Building in Crowley.
THE POST-SIGNAL / Howell Dennis
On Thursday, members of the Crowley Police Department, the Crowley Optimist Club and the Rice Festival Association gathered at the police department to announce their finalized plans for protecting children during this year’s festival. Among those in attendance were, kneeling, Stacy Prejean. Standing, from the left, were Chad Monceaux, Rice Festival Association; Cathy McDougle, Crowley Police Department; Crowley Chief of Police Jimmy Broussard; Shirley Bratton, Optimist Club; and Chad Gibson, Crowley Police Dept. Standing in the door of the bus is Officer Wayne Perry with the Crowley Police Department.
On Thursday, members of the Crowley Optimistic Club, the Rice Festival Association and the Crowley Police Department were on hand to announce their finalized plans for the missing child program tha