Elizabeth Lawson Monk has been chosen as the 82nd International Rice Festival President where she will preside over the annual event to be held the weekend of Oct.
THE POST-SIGNAL / Desiray Seaux
Chad Monceaux, second from left, International Rice Festival Board of Directors general chairman; and Randy Harris, extreme right, board secretary-treasurer; count votes cast by members of the Rice Festival Association to fill four board vacancies created by recent resignations. Witnessing the count are Shanna Morgan, left, newly appointed festival coordinator; and Josh Spell, board member.
Four new members of the International Rice Festival Board of Directors were elected during a special meeting of the Rice Festival Association Tuesday night.
Confusion surrounding the filling of vacancies on the International Rice Festival Board of Directors was cleared up in a statement released Friday (March 9) by the remaining members of the board.
In a reversal of action taken last week, the International Rice Festival Board of Directors will hold elections to fill three vacant seats.
Seats vacated by recent resignations were filled during a Tuesday meeting of the International Rice Festival Board of Directors.