The competition was fierce, but the judges worked hard to select the winners of this year's Rice and Creole Cookery Contest.
Colby Geerts of Evangeline, center, handily won this year's Rice Eating Contest with 41 scoops.
Boaters discovered the body of an unidentified male in Bayou Blanc between I-10 and the Pontoon Bridge near Estherwood. Authorities have not confirmed foul play at this time.
This morning the 81st International Rice Festival Junior King and Queen were crowned on the Supreme Rice Stage following the pageant.
It has been six long years since the Church Point Bears and the Crowley Gents have squared off in what used to be a heated rivalry on the gridiron.